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02 Jan 2008

Weight Gain due to Antidepressants
I have been on Serlife (50mg) for nearly 10 months now and I have gained 10 kilograms which is adding to my depression!

I eat healthy diet and I work out for 30 minutes 5 days per week but I am still gaining weight slowly (averaging 1 kilo per month)and it is very disheartening when you work out so hard and try to eat right and you still gain weight!!

I have heard that it is the tablets that can make you gain. Is there anyway to lose weight whilst on these tablets or do I have to change the medication?

Please help!

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01 Jan 0001

Weight gain is a possible side-effect of a number of antidepressants ( and, indeed, of Depression itself ). It would be wise to discuss this with your own shrink / doc who prescribed this medication, as you may not experience this problem with alternative ADs. Also ask about the avilability of CBT counselling / therapy, which is very effective and without side-effects !
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