Our expert says:
It is unfortunate that some anti-depressants cause weight gain, while others cause weight loss in some, but not all patients. Because you probably need to stay on this medication, it is essential that you discuss this weight gain with the dr who is prescribing it. He/she may be able to adjust the dosage or change you to another antidepressant which does not have this effect on you. To lose those 20 kg, you can try eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss' , ‘The right approach' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life). The exercise will also help to combat depression.
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