Our expert says:
I don't particularly favour Mirteron, and weight-gain is a recognized problem for SOME people taking it. THis annoying problem can be related to many current antidepressants, but we vary in how we respond, so a drug that makes you balloon up, may not bother someone else.
SOME newer antidepressants, like Agomaletine, do NOT seem to cause weight gain, and may be worth trying ( that's the Valdoxan you've heard of ).
Some of the SSRI family manage to make you nauseous AND gain weight !
Discuss this with your doc, who must obviously know about this and other newer drugs and their typical side-effects. Meantime, have you tried eating less fattening foods when feeling ravenous, like salads, etc ? They can at least reduce that empty stomach feeling ; similarly low-GI foods and breads can reduce that sensation
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