Gained 30 lbs on Cymbalta/Abilify

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red lightening
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   Posted 10/19/2009 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I've gained 30 lbs in 6 months despite power walking an hour every day
and limiting calories. I have a pdoc appt. on Wed and I want to switch meds
to something that won't make me gain weight.

I'm really bummed about my weight.

Does anyone know if Celexa makes you gain weight? Or any other meds?

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   Posted 10/19/2009 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi red lightening,

Both weight gain and weight loss are associated with Celexa. Unfortunately, weight gain is very common with SSRI's. Definitely talk to your doc, though, because some are weight neutral, and a good psych will know which ones are better.

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