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Weight gain from xanax

I have lost a significant amount of weight over the past 10 monhs,, actually 35 pounds. I actually was looking too thin and the loss of weight was due to severe stress and depression/anxiety. I worry about EVERYTHING.

Recently, my doctor prescribed xanax and I have noiced an 8 pound weight gain since going on this med. Nothing has changed except going to the gym as frequently as I used to. I am on a significant dose b/c I am going to be going through some tough changes in my body starting this week.

Has anyone noticed a weight gain on xanax? I was on klonopin 2.5mg a day and now take 4mg of xanax a day. I know this is a hefty dose and I plan on getting back to the klonopin in the next 6 to 8 weeks after weening off a medication that will really cause my body distress. Just wondering b/c I hate to keep gaining even though everyone tells me I look much healthier. In another 10 pounds, I will not hear such nice compliments.Perhaps I will lose the 8 pounds as I am in for a ride so to speak after this upcoming Thursday after ceasing a medication with withdrawls.



ProdigalGirl


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The only thing I notice is after I take it and start to relax I get hungry and eat.  So I guess if I took it on a regular basis I would gain weight.  
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You said that you are going to the gym less frequently?  That may have something to do with it in my opinion.  Have you been eating more, or have had a change in your diet?
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Write down the amounts of each food you eat every day, and count the calories for a few weeks. It is probable that you are just eating more, now that you are relaxed.
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I take xanax,same dose,sometimes more if I have a panic attack in the middle of the night.I thought I read you have been going to the gym more.If so,muscle weight gain,which is good.I've lost tons of weight,since my Mom passed.I gained 5 pounds,only because I ate a thing of ice cream 4 nights in a row before bedtime.Stopped doing that weight gone again.Everyone responds differently to meds,some lose,some gain.But with that dose,I really don't think its that.Is weight changes even a side effect of xanax,not sure.Can I ask,How much do you weigh,and how tall are you? God Bless,Jen
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