Hi, Bambi! Cymbalta is considered fairly weight neutral, but about 5-10% of ALL antidepressant users experience some weight gain.
Good luck. The benefits you get from taking it may far outweigh any potential weight gain. I gained a little on a different medication but I'm happy, healthy, productive, and fully functional.
I agree with wildCatvet. Most antidepressants can cause weight gain. I'm on Cymbalta, and have been on lots of other meds as well, and do struggle to keep my weight under control. Best strategies for me is to not snack, use portion control, and stay away from refined foods, especially sugar and white flour. The benefits outweigh the downside. You can control what and how you eat, but you can't control the neurotransmitters in your brain. Give it a try, and good luck!
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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