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Depression after TX

I finished TX well over a year ago.  Became depressed and crazy after tx.  Took Paxil for depression, OCD, Panic Attacks and Anxiety.  Worked like a charm only you gain weight.  I discovered that most AD's cause unexplained weight gain.  It was hell getting off of it but I am not on it anymore, however, I feel more depressed now than ever.  

Does anyone have any suggestions as far as an AD that doesn't cause weight gain?  Paxil is one of the older ones and apparently one of the worst for this.  

Please don't refer me to the depression forum because I have already been there and there is no comparison to this forum.
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276730 tn?1327962946
Im weening myself off of Celexa now and that too made me gain lots of weight.
From what I know they all make you gain weight.

Hoping you feel better soon and get to the core of it all.


475300 tn?1312423126
Paxil made me gain weight also.  Zolof seems to do the trick and I actually dropped a few lbs.  It has also been around for a long time.

545538 tn?1295992017
I'm on Celexa and have lost a considerable amount of weight, but I attribute that to the Interferon and Riba. Now that I'm off tx, I'm thinking of getting off the AD too. Wellbutrin is supposed to help without weight gain. I was on it before to quit smoking but I didn't like the way it made me feel.
412873 tn?1329174455
I went on Zoloft as a "just in case" before I started tx and remember it made me lose a few lbs initially, but all that leveled off.  I lost no weight on tx....have gained some post tx.-but then again, I weaned off as soon as I was done.  

It was easy to get off of, but I think I stopped too soon as I had some of the depression/emotional roller coaster post tx.  Got a new rx, but just don't have the heart to start it again....but if it will help with the weight, I may reconsider.

577132 tn?1314266526
I'm on Prozac, which has been around for ages as well.  I initially put on some weight but that leveled out and I have read studies that say it only causes weight gain in those that are underweight to begin with.  This was certainly true in my case.  However I now weigh less than I did prior to tx and Prozac and it seems that I'm at my 'natural weight' and according to statistics etc I am slap bang in the middle of normal weight for my height and age.

As to coming off them, well I haven't tried that yet.  I will be attempting that in the coming months.
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