Posted by: Depressed | 2008/01/02

Weight Gain due to Antidepressants

I have been on Serlife (50mg) for nearly 10 months now and I have gained 10 kilograms which is adding to my depression!

I eat healthy diet and I work out for 30 minutes 5 days per week but I am still gaining weight slowly (averaging 1 kilo per month)and it is very disheartening when you work out so hard and try to eat right and you still gain weight!!

I have heard that it is the tablets that can make you gain. Is there anyway to lose weight whilst on these tablets or do I have to change the medication?

Please help!

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Our expert says:
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Weight gain is a possible side-effect of a number of antidepressants ( and, indeed, of Depression itself ). It would be wise to discuss this with your own shrink / doc who prescribed this medication, as you may not experience this problem with alternative ADs. Also ask about the avilability of CBT counselling / therapy, which is very effective and without side-effects !

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Our users say:
Posted by: Yollie | 2008/09/09

I use Prozac, limicton and welbutren and gaining weight. How do I fix this please?

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Posted by: Ginni | 2008/06/26

which antidepressants cause weight gain?

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Posted by: Anti | 2008/01/02

Antidepres are like that ,i sued to weigh more than 90kg but once you stop you will loose weight more rapidly.i tried all sorts of weight progammes none worked.2 months after i stopped i lost a lot that scares lots of my friends so don't stress

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