I'm currently considering going on depression meds. I would like to avoid weight gain if at all plausible. I have a thyroid condition & that needs to be taken into consideration.
im assuming your on a set diet and exercise regement because of the thyroid condition (great for depression also very good with cognitive behavioral therapy). Weight gain is a problem with a large amount of the antidepressants. the only one i can think of off the top of my head would be Welbutrin (can agrivate anxiety but make depression quite a bit better.)
just what psychmajor said exercise really does make you feel better. however the only one i found that does not cause you to gain weight and in fact can cause you to lose weight(i look here and on other sites)is zoloft,that is what i just started taking myself, im the same way,i refuse a med if its a big weight gainer,i always ask my doc about that(i have an ed)so it's very important i dont gain,also i was on celexa for almost a year,but it was not doing anything for me,but that's me,it helps lots of ppl,and i didnt gain a pound on that one. hope this helped some,good luck:)
I can tell you that Cymbalta and Wellbutrin have the side effect of weight loose. In fact I have lost about 15lbs in about 3 months. I am gaining like 2-3 pounds then loose it. I just exercising again which I than the wellbutrin for. I also made it quite clear that I did not want weight gain. And so far so good. I hope this helps. But remember everyone is different
search google, terms: anti-depressants, side effects, post marketing, weight gain
virtually all antidepressants list both "weight gain" and "weight loss" as side effects. Only by checking the post marketing side effects of patients who've actually been on the drugs for long periods of time can you discover which is more likely to happen. for example, Lexapro lists both, but over 90% of the patients gain large amounts of weight, uncontrollably, which is why most of them want to quit the drug.
Always check post marketing side effects of any drug before starting it since those are reported directly to the FDA or CDC by the patients themselves or by their doctors, avoiding the pharmaceutical companies who are trying to get a new expensive drug to market, and thus the results are more reliable than the information found in the PDR, which is put out by the drug company itself, seek approval for the drug.
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