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I need a medicine that does not make you gain weight that works for ocd. I feel like a hopeless cause. My OCD is being fat! help!?

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Dr. Alan Cohen
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In brief: OCD

Some of the ssris used for ocd are a bit less likely to cause weight gain.
You may need higher doses than for depression. Celexa, lexapro, zoloft may be preferred over paxil, (paroxetine) anafranil, or luvox. It may be trial and error for awhile. Topomax can help control weight gain as an add-on drug combined with your ssri. Work with your md.

In brief: OCD

Some of the ssris used for ocd are a bit less likely to cause weight gain.
You may need higher doses than for depression. Celexa, lexapro, zoloft may be preferred over paxil, (paroxetine) anafranil, or luvox. It may be trial and error for awhile. Topomax can help control weight gain as an add-on drug combined with your ssri. Work with your md.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Also consider prozac after discussing with your doc.
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