Yes I know quite a few that have gained alot of weight on this medication. How long have you been taking it and at what dose (mg)?
You really have to watch the fats in your diet with this med as it loves fat. Try to eat more vegetables and only lean meats and stay away from sauces. That helped for me.
I find that I don't move around as much on this and I tend to sit more so I think that is part of the problem. How to motivate oneself to exercise I'm not sure. If you have any ideas about motivation let me know.
Unfortunately, I do not understand how the drug manufacturers have not yet to my knowledge been able to find an anti-depressant that does not cause weight gain and sexual side effects. As if we are not depressed enough right? Now, Ive gained too much weight and am unable to be satisfied sexually. So, my desire has faded which doesn't make me or my husband happy. Must there always be sacrifices? Obviously, my answer is, yes, I definitely believe so. Good luck.
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