I have severe anxiety. I was recently placed on Paxil which worked wonders for my anxiety but also caused me to gain weight. I was absolutely ravenous and binged on any carb I could find. I gained 7 lbs in 1 month! I'm also convinced that it slowed down my metabolism dramatically as I would only go to the bathroom once every 2-3 days.
I am now on Cymbalta 40 mg 2 x day for 2 weeks now and doing okay. The binge compulsions are gone! I was wondering if anyone found that Cymbalta also sped up their metabolism over time. I worked really hard to lose 70 lbs over the past 2 years and am terrified of gaining it back. Thank you all!