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.
Healthy habits . Pay attention to minimize empty calories such as found in soda, fruit juice, and alcohol. Also avoid fried foods. Increase your intake of water, vegetables and fruit. Degrease the portion size during your meals. Be mindful when eating and try to chew at least 20-30 times for each mouthful. Daily exercise is essential. Do not eat close to bed time.
Nutrient dense foods. Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone).

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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?

Paxil (paroxetine) I doubt this. Although people can lose weight on topomax that is not it's indication. Please let your physician know about your weight gain. I don't use Paxil (paroxetine) all that often, because a number of people i treated in the past had weight gain. Your physician might consider change to another ssri. Take care. Read more...
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...

50mgpaxil for 18 years last dose was dec.6th switched over to Prozac 60mg to lose weight, lost six pounds, should I go back on paxil, feeling depressed?

Try higher dose. You should report the med response to the doctor who prescribed the med. Prozac can be raised to 80 mg/day. You can take this dose for 1-2 months. If you don't notice an improvement in your mood, then talk to him or her about switching back to Paxil. Read more...

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...

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...