I have read a lot about weight gain with this drug. I have maintained the same body weight (low/normal) for most of my adult life. I am 56. I would like to know other's experiences with this drug and it's effects on weight. Although I am exhausted I do not want to gain weight!
With most tricyclic antidepressants there is usually weight gain. Im on Tofranil which is a tricyclic antidepressant. But, the weight gain shouldn't be really a large amount. I would definitely continue taking this antidepressant which can help definitely with insomnia. These antidepressants are so much better for insomnia and anxiety compared to the SSRI antidepressants, like paxil, Prozac, etc. I recommend tricyclics over SSRI meds anyday!
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