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Could antidepressants make you gain weight?

Could antidepressants make you gain weight?

That can occur: With some antidepressants. You may wish to clarify which antidepressant you are referring to and re-ask. ...Read more

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What is the most common antidepressant that doesn't make people gain weight ?

What is the most common antidepressant that doesn't make people gain weight 
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Wellbutrin: Wellbutrin, most likely -- and Lexapro is supposed to be more weight neutral also. I have known people who even lost weight on that one. ...Read more

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My dr just started me on 300 mg of lithium because i cannot take antidepressants and she told me i shouldn't gain weight but i think she is wrong?

Could happen: Lithium can certainly cause weight gain. But it doesn't always, and 300 mg is a small dose, making this side-effect less likely. With any medicine, you & your doctor have to weigh the risks and benefits. Most antidepressants can also cause weight gain, and several of the "atypicals" (used for bipolar, psychosis, & sometimes severe depression) can cause big weight gain. Consider your options. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants make you gain weight?

No, +appetite: Antidepressants don't make you gain weight directly, but serotonin is the neurotransmitter responsible for regulating satiety or "feeling full." more serotonin in the synapses and the gut reduces satiety, so it takes more food to "feel full" and people tend to eat more. But with proper exercise and greater awareness of what one is eating, using antidepressants don't need to result in weight gain. ...Read more

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How come antidepressants make me gain weight so much?

How come antidepressants make me gain weight so much?

No, +appetite: Antidepressants don't make you gain weight directly, but serotonin is the neurotransmitter responsible for regulating satiety or "feeling full"; more serotonin in the synapses and the gut reduces satiety, so it takes more food to "feel full" and people tend to eat more. But with proper exercise and greater awareness of what one is eating, using antidepressants doesn't have to result in weight gain. ...Read more

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How to find out if my antidepressants are making me gain weight?

How to find out if my antidepressants are making me gain weight?

Ask your prescribing: Position whether the exact antidepressant that you are on is likely to cause weight gain. Some are quite likely to but most are not. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does it take to lose the weight I gained on antidepressants for the past three years.its been 2 months that I stopped and still fat.

Need Diet & Exercise: While stopping certain antidepressants known for causing weight gain, should help prevent further weight gain, You will need to eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and get a good night sleep in order to lose weight. Plan out a weekly menu, make shopping list of menu, prepare your own meals, exercise 5 days/wk 30+minutes/day and get 7-9hrs of sleep per day. Set realistic expectations-Take Care ...Read more

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Do antidepressants cause people to gain weight? If so, why?

Weight gain: Some antidepressants are well-known to have a weight gain side effect. Reasons are unclear, though appetite increase via blocking histamine receptors is sometimes cited. Some depressions are assoc w low appetite and wt loss. If the depression is treated, weight gain can be expected. Other depressions are assoc w carb craving. Wt gain in this setting may be caused by the illness more than the med ...Read more

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Do people to gain weight while taking antidepressants?

Do people to gain weight while taking antidepressants?

Often: Unfortunately our society seems to be gaining weight regardless of exposure to antidepressants. Some antidepressants are more likely to be associated with weight gain than others, and not everyone who takes an antidepressant will gain weight as a result (approx. 25% do gain). ...Read more