Our expert says:
I hear what you say and can imagine that you must be feeling desperate because nothing you do seems to help you to lose weight. I would recommend that you discuss this problem with your dietitian and ask her opinion if she thinks you may suffer from a hormone imbalance such as insulin resistance or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). The dietitian will refer you to a physician is she agrees that you need to be investigated for these possible contributing factors. I also looked up Cymbalta in my copy of MIMS and see that both weight gain and weightloss are listed as side-effects. This is one of the paradoxical problems with antidepressants. Depending on the individual patient, some patients will gain weight and/or struggle to lose weight while using an antidepressant, while other patients will lose weight on the same medication. On the other hand, depression can have the same effect - either weight gain or loss. It may also be a good idea to discuss your medication with the dr who is treating you with the Cymbalta to see if your dose needs to be adjusted or if you need to change to another product. Please don't make any changes to your medication on your own without medical supervision.
I do hope that you will get to the bottom of this conundrum and find out why you don't seem to be losing weight.
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