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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 (bupropion): Wellbutrin, (bupropion) 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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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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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 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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I am on paxii, and I have gained lots of weight sinc.I know this is a common side affect, but are there any other antidepressants that don't cause this?

I am on paxii, and I have gained lots of weight sinc.I know this is a common side affect, but are there any other antidepressants that don't cause this?

Less than paxil (paroxetine): You could try other ssris (viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) Lexapro Prozac etc) have to taper Paxil while starting new one to avoid discontinuance dx--paxil is stronger than most of them. ...Read more

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What antidepressants cause less weight gain?

What antidepressants cause less weight gain?

Wellbutrin (bupropion) ; weight: Wellbutrin, cymbalta, (duloxetine) Celexa , lexapro, proac. Your best bet with low libido would be one of the first two. Discuss with your psychiatrist. Best wishes. ...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