I have been on the anti-depressant Celexa for 5 years (Since I was 20). I have gained almost 50lbs since starting. I was 105lbs and now I weigh 150, which is a lot for me since I have a very small figure. I have been told that SSRI's kill your metabolism, which would probably explain the weight gain. I have made several attempts to stop taking celexa assuming I would lose some of the weight. Everytime I stop taking it I end up feeling more bloated and actually gain about 5 lbs. Yikes! The longest I went without it was 3 months and I had no weight change. Other than the weight gain I feel good when I stop taking them so I know its ok for me to do so. Also I would like to start a family soon and it's not good to have this stuff in your system when you're pregnant or breastfeeding.
Does anyone know how I can lose some weight and get my metabolism back to normal after I stop taking this medication?