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I had a girlfriend who took it for depression and she lost weight so after I had my son and had PPD I took it. Started off at 30mg and then went on to 60mgs. I lost weight and never had any problems with retaining water or bloating.
I know a few patient friends of mine who have taken it and yes, they said it does in fact cause weight gain, I have never personally taken it for myself. I have tried the trazodone that made me gain weight too, and made me sick. It was supposed to help me sleep, It gave me leg cramps like crazy. It's not my cup of tea, but other's said it works fine for them. SO, we are all different and we can't really say things about meds for other people. The outcome could be different on them.? Nobody ever knows for sure!
I had gained weight while on lyrica but lost weight with cymbalta. I've never had a problem with bloating or water retention either.
I, myself have to say yes to both weight gain and bloating! NEVER did I think I would be asking "do u have these (jeans) in a 12-14 short" I carry all the weight in my face and belly! But like always, the same drug will have different results for everyone... but it is nice to share those different results!
Absolutely! I stopped taking this after my abdomen swelled three times its normal size in ONE WEEK. The gas was extremely painful.
I agree with Ishmoo! I was on 60 mg. Cymbalta for 8-9 years and I gained over 80 pounds. I looked like I was 7 or 8 months pregnant and I felt like I was pregnant too. I have tapered down to 25 mg. and I’ve lost a bit of weight and the water retention is almost gone. I still have a ways to go; but I will get there. Slow; but sure!
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
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