Our expert says:
Its very annoying that some antidepressants in SOME people, seem to make it very easy to gain weight, and this doesn't seem easily predictable before-hand. Some people on the same drug experience no such problem ; but then some people, on the same drug, don't experience much benefit, either. "Bloodwork" doesn't shed any light on this issue.
There is no one "best" treatment, annoyingly ( how nice and simple our job would be if it were so! ). Another AD might help, or not ; and with that side-effect, or not.
The only form of treatment for anxiety or depression that has been shown to be effective and does NOT lead to weight gain, is Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, a particular form of counselling. The Depression / Anxiety Support group may be able to point you towards some shrinks in your area who can provide that
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