Posted by: natalie | 2012/09/22

weight gain with lamictan and venlor does it make u gain weight

hi there, i am on lamictan 200mg and venlor 225mg been on since last year, i have put on 7kg, not a happy person about that, i have extremly sever social axiety and depression, i cant believe how the meds r helping me, i feel normal and i can cope around people., concerned about the weight, i am a bit of an emotional eater. Want to find out if i can decrease my dose a bit. Not sure if which meds are gaining weight. I decreased my lamictan on my own last week by 100mg for a week but then i started to feel quite and down a bit, i felt a bit anxious so took my 100mg again and felt better, i think to myself would i ever cope with out the meds one day, needed some advice on what i should do for my weight and can u recommend anything else for me ps, would u able to email me my answer please. Thank u . Regards natalie

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Unfortunately, both drugs can cause weight gain, as it stimulates your appetite. Please do not amend your dosages without consulting your doctor, as it can make you feel worse. I suggest that you consult a dietrician for a well balanced, low calorie diet and that you do at least 45 minutes of cardiovascular exercise, at least 5 times a week. This will also alleviate your symptoms of anxiety and depression. Exercise produces endorphins (feel good hormones).


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