I've been using Wellbutrin for 6+ months and my doctor prescribed the Citalopram yesterday. I'm afraid of gaining weight to the point if it causes weight gain I'm out!
Hi unfortunately weight gain is a very common side effect of Citalopram and many antidepressants. I take Citalopram + Amitriptyline + Seroquel and i've gained a lot of weight. I'm sure the combination i'm on makes the weight gain worse, so hopefully it won't be as bad for you if you give the Citalopram a go. Take Laurie's advice and try to stick to a strict diet.
To LauriShay and Delila. I asked the pharmacist when getting the Citalopram and she said I can have a healthy diet and exercise regularly but still gain weight-caused by the serotonin and other body chemicals depending the person. One of the side effects is loss of appetite and diarrhea so it doesn't seem I will have a problem with what goes in my mouth. And then Wellbutrin is used as a diet pill... I was just wondering has anyone experienxced what the pharmacist was talking about while taking Wellbutrin with Citalopram. Thanks guys
I was initially put on Wellbutrin at 150mg and worked up to 450mg with no affect on depression but great for appetite control and energy. I really didn't want to stop taking Wellbutrin because I was now exercising and losing weight. So my doctor put me on Celexa which is an SSRI since I had in the past taken St. John's Wort which is also an SSRI and it helped. Other than making me a little sleepy. It's been a month and I haven't had any effects (good or bad). I'm going to ask for an increased dose of Celexa. It's normal for me (and others in my family) to have a resistence to drugs and require higher than average doses. I checked on drugs.com and medicine.net and there was no contraindication for these two drugs.
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