Hi, Bonnie! Trintellix is considered to be one of the most weight neutral antidepressants ~ actually causing decreased appeitie and weight loss in many patients. But ALL antidepressants have the potential for at least some weight gain so do be sure to let your doctor know. If she/he feels the weight is medically significant you may need to try a different medication.
This weight gain is caused by changes to your metabolism which are unavoidable, but be sure to also stick with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise to minimize it.
Best regards and good luck!
I have been on Trintellix x 5 months or so. I have gained more than 10lbs. It seems to shut off your satiety Center. At least for me. I can eat until I’m uncomfortable and crave carbs constantly. Unfortunately, gaining weight affects my mood and motivation to work out. Not a lot of true weight neutral drugs available that also stabilize mood.
I gained on Trintellix 10 mg. I was on it for about 5 months and had to stop when my work pants no longer buttoned. It's not in your mind, that drug causes weight gain!
I started on Trintellix 5 mg April 2019. It's now July 2019 and taking 20 mg and my anxiety is better; however, I have had some hair loss, started itching horribly all over and have increased weight around my lower belly area and in my arms. I have started sweating horribly. I do not eat any differently than I did before. My doctor says this will not cause weight gain. I know something is different.
- Trintellix Information for Consumers
- Trintellix Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Trintellix (detailed)
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