Cymbalta and weight gain

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   Posted 10/19/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Serafena...I was told Cymbalta would not make me gain weight.
I have changed doctors but not changed meds but I am going too.
If I learn anything new about non weight gaining ssri's...I'll let the board know.
Meanwhile I'll try to love my pumpkin belly.

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   Posted 10/19/2009 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I found a site on which Dr. Sanjay Gupta wrote the following:

"Weight gain is not an issue with Wellbutrin (bupropion), sometimes referred to as an atypical antidepressant because it doesn't fit well into any of the other medication categories. Antidepressants that are "weight-neutral" are SSRIs such as Lexapro (escitalopram), Zoloft (sertraline), and Prozac (fluoxetine). Another weight-neutral drug is Cymbalta (duloxetine), which is a serotonin and norepinephirne reuptake inhibitor (SNRI)."

So Cymbalta is supposed to be okay. :) Lucky you. I've certainly gained weight too, most of it on Prozac, so I can sympathize.

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