Here we will share with you which drugs you will most likely experience antidepressant weight gain with and what you should do about it.
You may be putting on some extra pounds if you are currently taking the following antidepressants for your depression:
Imipramine (sold as Antideprin, Janimine, Tofranil),
Paroxetine (marketed under the tradenames Paxil in the United States, Canada and Brazil; Seroxat in Austria, Greece, Poland, Portugal, the UK and China; Aropax in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Brazil; Pondera in Brazil; Deroxat in Switzerland and France; Paroxat in Germany, and Cebrilin in Latin America),
Fluoxetine (sold under the brand names Prozac, Symbyax (compounded with olanzapine), Sarafem, FLUX (Pakistan), Fontex (Sweden), Foxetin (Argentina), Ladose (Greece), Fluctin (Austria, Germany), Prodep (India), Fludac* (India) Oxetin (Bosnalijek, Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Lovan (Australia).)
Well first off, you should be journaling through your depression. Then check your journal to monitor how much antidepressant weight gain you are experiencing.
I gained about 25 lbs taking Paxil personally but when I looked in my journal, I also saw that my depression caused me to run to food to be comforted. Keep track of what you eat, what you do for exercise, and what your thoughts and feelings are. (You should also record each day 3 things you are thankful for – this is huge to help change your thinking!)
Okay, then take this info ready to help your doctor understand why you are gaining weight and if in fact you are suffering from antidepressant weight gain or from weight gain caused by other factors.
Once your doctor determines if you are suffering from antidepressant weight gain, he/she can decide to lower your dosage or transfer you to another antidepressant type. It is extremely important that you allow your doctor to monitor you properly to learn how you respond to any antidepressant!
Remember, that antidepressants help you treat your symptoms of depression but you need to determine the CAUSE of your depression. Antidepressants are merely the temporary solution in 80% of depressed people. They help you move toward the final solution.
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