I was on Celexa for 5 wks & I gained 14.7 lbs so ystrdy my dr gave me a sample back for Viibryd. After reading some comments I'm quite worried about weight gain! I have a rare thyroid disease & my weight changes every 3 yrs (seriously). I lost about 90lbs since Dec 2009 & really need to take off that 15lbs. Don't need/want any weight gain!
I have been on Viibryd for over a year. I have gained 40 lbs! I am 5' 3" with a small frame and feel ok in the 135lb range but haven't been close to that in a year. Since starting this Rx, I have gained gradually and cannot take the weight off! I work out 4-5x a week and watch everything I eat. I also have celiac, which makes dieting difficult so I have to monitor everything I eat. I cannot LOSE weight. My dr said weight gain wasn't a side effect, but I think he's wrong! I think I am more depressed being so overweight than I was before the meds! So glad I found this board & I'm not imagining things. Time to find a new med!!
Viibryd has become a popular anti-depressant as it did not contribute to remarkable weight gain in clinical trials. Eating patterns during depression do cause weight gain, as we know. I myself have lost around 11 pounds on Viibryd so I advise you to talk to your Dr. If you're actually feeling better, try to hang in there. The side effects will resolve and I suspect you will not experience weight gain. I have found this to be a remarkable drug-give it a chance for a few months. Please let us know how you're doing and feel free to PM be if you like.
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