According to the studies, Luvox weight gain usually happens after you most likely experienced an initial weight loss. You may have enjoyed this initial weight loss but then all of a sudden, you started gaining weight. Why?
Luvox is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI). There are currently five SSRIs available in the United States: Prozac (fluoxetine), Zoloft (sertraline), Paxil (paroxetine), Luvox (fluvoxamine), and Celexa (citalopram).
These SSRIs increase serotonin in your brain and serotonin makes you feel satisfied or sometimes overfed. This may sound like a good thing. But, long term Luvox starts to cause weight gain.
Unfortunately your brain starts to adapt. Your brain begins to grow less ‘serotonin recepters’ if it is exposed to an SSRI. Since you have to have a certain number of these receptors occupied to feel full, and you have fewer of them, you now need to have even higher levels of serotonin in your brain.
Simply, you eat more, and usually crave carbohydrates which you eat to pump in tryptophan to make serotonin. When you eat more, you gain weight, and it is an ongoing process since your brain will always adapt this way when you take Luvox or any SSRI.
"So, what do you do to prevent Luvox weight gain?"
Well, when I read the medical journals, they tell me that antidepressants are a means to an end. The best antidepressant by far has been proven to be exercise and proper nutrition along with therapy.
One person using Luvox writes…
|"Combined with cognitive therapy, this drug was very helpful, but it was not an end-all solution by any means. I still needed to undergo draining, intense mental exercises and therapy, but I am sure that this medication made it far more manageable than it would have been otherwise. The only real complaint are the side effects I've experienced, as they have severely inhibited my sex life and my ability to stay focused and awake. But, all in all, I'd have to say these sacrifices were worth regaining control of my life."|
1. Ask your doctor about your Luvox weight gain. Don’t stop taking any meds without consulting your doctor.
There is hope! You are worth it!
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