Pills that make you put on weight?

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Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 07:39
I've recently been put on anti-depressant tablets, I was just wondering if they made you put on weight? Anyone know?

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Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 08:08
I've heard that some can have that effect, and some even cause you to lose weight. I guess it's different from person to person.

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Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 09:50
Yes, Some meds definetly do cause a weight gain and some aid with weight loss!!Read the prescribing info that comes with your meds or look it up...You can ask for a different med that has weight loss as a positive side effect!
I ATE myself into this problem...SO I AM EATING MY WAY OUT OF IT!

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Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 11:04
a friend of mine was on depression meds that made her gain weight (like 70#s). then she began another med to counter act one of the side effects of the first med. the side effect of THAT one was appetite suppression -> weight loss. she's back to a size 4 now.

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Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 11:10
Some do cause weight gain, some weight loss. When I took welbutrin to quit smoking the first time I lost weight (a lot) the next time it was a generic version and I packed on the pounds (among other things) until I switched to the name brand one. (I gained 80 pounds when quitting in no small part to the generic versions - I tried 4 different ones before my insurance would pay for the name brand and only for a short time) If you gain weight try switching the manufacturer of the pill you are taking, some are worse than others. I just called all the pharmacies in my area and found out who stocked different manufacturers.

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Posted: 19 Jun 2012, 08:14
I have been on them since christmasand i think they are the thing that is helping me lose weight as i am in a very happy place in my life x

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Posted: 19 Jun 2012, 08:23
I had an unexplained weight gain and after years and years of being on Prilosec and Nexium and Protonix, I found out that acid reflux meds cause fast weight gain. It is not listed as a side effect!

I found a forum online called Topix and the people on there put on up to 80 lbs in just a few months taking these meds, too ... I put on almost that much and have been on those meds for about 10 years. As soon as I read this, I stopped and dropped 8 lbs almost immediately. I eventually dropped 12 in the course of 3 months after stopping and have been struggling getting the rest off.

Now I try to leave off grains and eat lower carbs. It has helped with the reflux.
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Posted: 19 Jun 2012, 09:07
I use to have acid reflux, it would wake me up in the middle of the night choking on stomach acid. I found once I cut out those huge late pasta dinners and cutting back on bread it went away. I put on a bunch of weight when I started on synthroid. It is suppose to treat hypothyroid and you would think it would do the opposite. I did some looking into it and found many people had the same problemn.

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