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Old 07-26-2011, 02:11 PM   #1  
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Default Zoloft, Celexa, Effexor

Do any of these meds cause weight gain or make losing weight harder.... i'm scared to take the meds my doc is thinking of prescribing...
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It is definitely very possible to gain weight on these meds (or for them to slow down progress, for that matter). I do not want to scare you but it's true. Every person's brain chemistry & the way their body reacts to meds varies. I went on Paxil and gained 30 lbs. Some people may go on Effexor & gain 20 lbs and then the next person may gain nothing. There is just no way of telling what will happen. Talk to your doctor about your concerns & really try to weigh (no pun intended) the options for yourself.

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