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!
I'm not wanting it to gain weight I've been on lorazepam for 25 yrs get 3 one mg a day but anymore need them alot more having major anxiety panic attacks always sick at my stomach from nerves and depression feel so exhausted can't hardly make it through a day of work come home go to bed have all the aches and pains as well want to try Cymbalta it helps my wife and I feel it may help me get my life back anyone oppenions on this I need some hope in getting my life back how great it would be to not constantly sick from anxiety and depression! Any opinions on trying out Cymbalta?
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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