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How can I lose weight on paxil (paroxetine)?

How can I lose weight on paxil (paroxetine)?

Eat thoughtfully: On or off paxil, (paroxetine) you will lose weight if you eat fewer calories than you need. Unfortunately, it takes longer to lose weight than to gain it. If you eat too little, your body goes into conservation mode, and you won't lose weight. So, eat frequent small balanced low calorie meals. And be consistent and patient! your doctor can give you individual guidance. Weight watchers is helpful to many. ...Read more

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Lose Weight (Definition)

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If i gained 12lbs in 3 weeks from paxil, (paroxetine) will the doc give me a prescription for topamax to lose weight?

Need a different Med: Topomax will not help your body appropriately compensate for this ssri induced weight gain. Talk with your doctor about switching to a different med. Consider going outside of the ssri class of med, as you may be sensitive to this particular ssri induced side effect with other ssris. ...Read more

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What's the best way to loose weight while on Paxil (paroxetine) and wellbutrin?

The same way: As you would if you were not on them. Eating sensibly, sleeping well and getting daily exercise. ...Read more

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How do you lose weight on paroxetine?

How do you lose weight on paroxetine?

Diet/ exercise: You may not like my answer but diet and exercise are important while taking a medication such as an ssri. The good news is that you should not gain an excessive amt of wt with this med. (2-10 lbs). If you are gaining more let your dr. Know because wt gain will predispose you to other problems. So hit the trails and start eating healthy! ...Read more

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My dr. Told me taking clonazepam and paroxetine could cause weight gain, make it hard to lose weight. How hard is it making it for me? And which pill?

My dr. Told me taking clonazepam and paroxetine could cause weight gain, make it hard to lose weight. How hard is it making it for me? And which pill?

Your doctor: Is correct, but there's no way to tell if the medication is causing the weight gain or not -- other than seeing what happens when you're not taking it compared to when you are. Every patient is an individual and can respond differently. ...Read more

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Can taking Paxil (paroxetine) make you gain weight?

Can taking Paxil (paroxetine) make you gain weight?

Yes: Out of the ssri medications, Paxil (paroxetine) seems to be the one most common to contribute to weight gain (and this is on the fda adverse reaction list for this medication. Other ssris such as Prozac and zoloft (sertraline) do not have weight gain listed by fda as possible adverse reaction. Talk with your provider to consider alternatives if this concerns you. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Paroxetine (Definition)

Brand name paxil, (paroxetine) it's an ssri used for treating depression, anxiety, ocd, and several other conditions. It ...Read more


Paxil (Definition)

Paroxetine is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more