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Anxiety med which won't cause weight gain?

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Milkmachinemadness Mon 24-Feb-14 09:08:51

I'm suffering from horrendous anxiety at the moment and have struck up all the courage I have to hopefully get me through the GP's door this morning. However I came of citalopram a few months ago because it caused me to gain a stone and a half in about 3 months. I've managed to loose a stone of that so far . I've read Wellbutrin doesn't cause weightgain but it's no good for anxiety? Anyone have any suggestions ?

gamerchick Mon 24-Feb-14 09:10:52

I'm on propranolol I thought it might make me gain weight but it hasn't yet. Those things are the dogs bollocks.

Milkmachinemadness Mon 24-Feb-14 09:21:36

Oh really ? Do they work quickly ?

gamerchick Mon 24-Feb-14 09:25:57

Yep quite quick. Mine are an as and when if needed which I prefer.

gamerchick Mon 24-Feb-14 09:26:58

They don't stop what's going on in your head but they stop the physical feeling to the anxiety which means you can cope better with it.

Milkmachinemadness Mon 24-Feb-14 09:48:51

Hmmm maybe I will mention it the the GP I just don't want to gain weight , I hate being out of control, I have OCD with my health Anxiety so not sure if they will help , I guess I can ask. Thank you

SergeantJarhead Mon 24-Feb-14 22:25:33

Hey Milkmachine, I'm on Venlafaxine which has curbed my appetite so I haven't gained any weight (3 months now) and I feel like they have made a difference! Hope this helps.

PotentiallyLethalMarshmallow Mon 24-Feb-14 22:31:10

I have been on citalopram since December- does it usually cause weight gain? Mentally, I feel more relaxed but nauseas and my breasts are really sore.

Milkmachinemadness Mon 24-Feb-14 22:38:16

Citalopram made my hair fall out in clumps and I piled weight on , I've lost most if it , prob due to the anxiety again sad. Went to GP he wouldn't give me nowt cause still bfeeding 18 mo sad not happy but he referring me to psych team I think do maybe they can help. Thanks for the suggestions , but useless now as he wont gimme em lol

PotentiallyLethalMarshmallow Mon 24-Feb-14 22:48:47

I have noticed my hair thinning, too. The sore breasts and nausea made me think I was pg but no such luck

Purlesque Tue 25-Feb-14 06:58:50

I have ocd too, I've been taking sertraline since middle of Jan. I have lost a tiny bit of weight and not gaining, despite eating like a horse.
I have found this drug so helpful I can't imagine being without it.
My obsessions have reduced and anxiety goes fairly quickly.

Milkmachinemadness Tue 25-Feb-14 07:14:08

It did work wonders for me , it's was fantastic but the hair loss was alarming , it's taken a long time for it to stop since stopping citalopram. Marshmallow , just keep an eye on it , it is a rarer side affect so it's likely you will be fine x

PotentiallyLethalMarshmallow Tue 25-Feb-14 12:45:52

Thanks. I just read the tiny printed leaflet that comes with the drug, and it said "May increase prolactin" so that may be my sore boob-age

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