1/08/2008 8:58am, #11
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rab; i can empathise! but what with university, a child and a full-time partner its kinda difficult. i'm already training twice a week and i've only been doing it 5 months...
1/08/2008 3:31pm, #12
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Oh right. I took ciprelex for anxiety untill I started training. I never a any weight side affects (a strong gust of wind could blow me away :P ) but the side affects are different for everyone I think.
1/08/2008 5:17pm, #13
Exercise is a great way to cope with depression, but it won't make it go away. Not if it's clinical depression.
I took Fluoxetine (Prozac) for about 8 months. Since I started taking it, I gained 30lbs. I think they could have affected my metabolism, since I hardly eat anything, so it's weird that I would gain weight. I've stopped taking it for a few months now and my weight has mostly stabilized.
Let's see if it will actually go down now. I'm also going to get a complete bloodwork done to see what is going on, if anything.
1/09/2008 11:51pm, #14
Originally Posted by asimpson2006
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1/10/2008 12:03am, #15Originally Posted by truepwrz
To the OP - have you considered the underlying cause of your depression? It may well be the winter months. My wife recently ordered two "sun lamps" for treating seasonal depression and the change in her was instantaneous and dramatic.
Simply put, there is no means by which you body can put on weight that does not originate with what you eat. I would explore altering our diet and resuming your exercise routine LONG before I looked at altering the meds.
1/10/2008 12:49am, #16Originally Posted by truepwrz
1/10/2008 1:21am, #17
I'd like to interject that if your doctor prescribes you meds, DO NOT STOP TAKING THEM WITHOUT LETTING THEM KNOW.
The shelf name I came across for Escitalopram was Lexapro. The Physician's Desk Reference says the following about stopping your meds:
During marketing of Lexapro and other SSRIs and SNRIs (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors), there have been spontaneous reports of adverse events occurring upon discontinuation of these drugs, particularly when abrupt, including the following: dysphoric mood, irritability, agitation, dizziness, sensory disturbances (e.g., paresthesias such as electric shock sensations), anxiety, confusion, headache, lethargy, emotional lability, insomnia, and hypomania. While these events are generally self-limiting, there have been reports of serious discontinuation symptoms.
Patients should be cautioned about the concomitant use of LEXAPRO and NSAIDs, aspirin, or other drugs that affect coagulation since the combined use of psychotropic drugs that interfere with serotonin reuptake and these agents has been associated with an increased risk of bleeding.
1/10/2008 2:43am, #18dysphoric mood, irritability, agitation, dizziness, sensory disturbances (e.g., paresthesias such as electric shock sensations), anxiety, confusion, headache, lethargy, emotional lability, insomnia, and hypomania.
1/10/2008 2:30pm, #19Originally Posted by truepwrz
YOU WILL GAIN MUSCLE IF YOUR BODY IS ALLOWED TO REPAIR ITSELF. The majority of that reparing is done WHILE YOU SLEEP.
Are you still sleeping less than 4 (or less) hours? If so, taking psychotropics will turn you into a first class nutcase.
Sleep deprivation + SSRI's (the drugs) = fucked up brain.
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1/10/2008 2:32pm, #20
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My buddy from work was put on a Lexapro regiment for six months (as was a friend's mother) and both complained of having an irresistible sweet tooth. Anyone know how that one works?