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   Posted 7/10/2009 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
My anxiety is causing me to have NO appetite, I started Celexa 9 days ago..the adjustment period is horrible! I am little to begin with and CANNOT afford to lose weight!  Help!

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   Posted 7/10/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Niki,

I am sorry I am of no help on this one as I always gained on every AD I have been on.

Hugs sweetie,


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   Posted 7/10/2009 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Niki,

My suggestion. Eat small healthy meals. Not large meals 1-3 times a day. But smaller meals 3 times with 2 snacks inbetween. As long as you eat healthy and often your appetite should come back. If not it will level out. And your body will adjust to these types of meals.

Snacks should be as simple as an apple, half an orange or even a yogurt cup. Breakfast 1/2 cup oatmeal with fruit. 1/2 cup cereal with 1/4 cup low fat milk. This will provide energy and increase your appetite. But in a healthy way.
If in 2 weeks you still notice a weightloss. Add a slice of bread, rice, potato, to your menu.

Lunch should be small. Half a sandwich, small salad. Child size happy meal. Always add in some sort of veggie. Instead of fries get the apple dippers. Something good and sweet.

Dinner make sure your meat portion is no larger then your fist. Add salad, cottage cheese, steamed veggies of some kind and don't forget your starch. Potato, rice, bread.

For a night time snack, single serve popcorn, add flavoring to it. Have a granola bar, single servering of your favorite cake ( the microwave kind).

Make a menu like I mentioned above. Slowing adding things to it keep a journal of what your eating so you know what calorie count you need for you body type to maintain your weight. But becareful. Celexa is very well known for weight gain. So getting in the habit now is a good idea before it takes over and the cravings begin and you have no idea how to combat them.

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   Posted 7/11/2009 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you...This has to be one of the toughest roads Ive ever been on. Waiting for the meds to kick in is a killer :(

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   Posted 7/12/2009 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I have Crohns Disease myself and when its flaring the weight just falls off me. I had a dietician recommend these shakes to me. You take a glass a milk, a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream, and then mix in a package of Carnations Instant Breakfast, and mix them all up. I really like the Vanilla flavor, but they have strawberry and chocolate too. They call it a protein shake and it helps to put something in your gut when you don't feel up to eating and gives you some nourishment too. Good luck!
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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   Posted 7/12/2009 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
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