I was on Lexapro for several years and gained about 50 lbs. UUGGHH. Whether it was the med or my depression, I don't know. However, I'm now on Cymbalta (since Oct 3rd) and have noticed that I'm not ever hungry now. I'm thirsty and drink diet soda or water or Gatorade. I've yet to get on the scale to see if I've lost any weight but my pants fit a little looser. I've also noticed here in the last few days that my aches and pains are a bit less than usual. I'm going to try and come off some of my pain meds and see what happens. This is my own hair-brained idea. I don't think it's a "miracle" drug, but I've noticed these couple of things that are positive. Maybe it will work for you. Talk to your doctor, see what he says.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
DX: ankylosing spondylitis, periferal neuropathy, chronic migraines/headaches, depression/panic attacks, probable Bi-Polar, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, orthostatic hypotension, sleep apnea
RX: synthroid, estradiol, cymbalta, xanax, proamatine, inderal la, neurontin, torfanil pm, celebrex, sonata, aspirin, relpax, phenergan, esgic plus
Surgeries: hysterectomy 1997, tonsillectomy 2001, deviated septum 2005, cataracts (both eyes) 2006