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1294632 tn?1306362530

Zispin/Mirtazapine

I've been taking Zispin now for the last couple of months because my anxiety was getting really bad, I only take it at night time and find it great for making me sleep, in fact it pretty much knocks me out.. lol.

I have been taking Lexapro & Benzo's for many years now but since I've started taking the Zispin I seem to be putting on a lot of weight. It's annoying because it really helps my anxiety and depression. Since I've start taking it I've got back to going to the gym 3 times a week and playing football as well and still I'm putting on weight. I could only imagine how big i'd be if I wasn't doing the exercise in the first place.

Should I ask my doctor to switch, is there other medication like Zispin without the weight gain?
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242532 tn?1269553979
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The best thing you can do for yourself is to watch very closely the portions you eat which is a much more effective way of controlling your weight than just exercise. These medications increase your appetite but that does not mean you have to eat as much. Try that first.
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