Posted by: SB | 2012/11/01

Anti Depressants without nausea &  weight gain side effects

Hi Doc

I am currently on 15mg - 30mg Mirteron a night. When I feel anxiety attacks coming on I take 0.25-0.50mg Alzam - but only in these circumstances and not as an everyday thing.

The problem is I am CONSTANTLY hungry and I know mirteron can cause appetite increase. I eat breakfast at 05h30 (Wake up absolutely starving) - then by the time I get to work at 08h00 I am really hungry again. Then by 10:00 I am hungry again... and so it goes on. Every 1-2 hours I want to eat.
I am trying to eat healthily but its the snacking thats a problem and that I never feel satisfied.

I have tried Aropax and Cipralex and both left me feeling so incredibly nauseous (I was taking them after breakfast - or before, can''t remember) - should I rather have taken them at night?

What other anti depressants (serotonin increasers) are available that dont increase your appetite or have very unpleasant side effects. I dont want to try 10 different ones I just want one that works

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Our expert says:
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Valdoxan ( Agomelatine ) doesnt usually have the side-effects of nausea or interference with sexual function, and I haven't come across ravenous appetite as a side-effect, either. It works differently to the SSRI and similar drugs, in working on a different chemical in the brain, melatonin.
I hope you are consulting a specialist Psychiatrist ( who should always be used when such complications arise ) rather than solely a GP.

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Posted by: SB | 2012/11/02

Thanks I will ask her. I have been seeing a well known SA Psychologist/psychiatrist - so I will speak to her about this.

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