All ssris can cause weight gain. Whether it does or how much it does depends on the person. I did gain some on Lexapro, more on Celexa, but nothing like Paxil. But others have the opposite result, so no way of predicting.
I gained over 60 pounds in one year and 4 months while on Celexa. No matter how little I ate nor how much I exercised-the weight kept packing on. I never had a hard time maintaining my weight before the Celexa. I am now overweight and even though I have weened myself off of the drug the pounds are still difficult to lose. This drug ruined my physicality. I was fit and active in a healthy, strong body before I started. In just a year and 4 months it made me deteriorate into a fat muscle-less wad. The weight gain makes me more miserable than the depression it was supposed to treat.
I am 6'1'' tall and female. I was 150lbs when I started. I was well over 212lbs when I stopped. I was on 20mg a day of Celexa. I used to be a ballet dancer. I am too ashamed of my weight to go back to class. in 3 months after I stopped taking Celexa I have only lost 4 lbs in spite of great effort. It is a nightmare. I wish I could sue the company for taking my body away from me.
hello i too have been on celexa for 4 years and at first i didnt gasin but the longer i take it the more i gain... i was down to 16.00 and now im at 182..do you know how to wean myself off of celexa if so id like to know... thanks maggie
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