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I'm quitting....my antidepressants

Thursday, January 27, 2011

So over the last three years, despite numerous efforts to lose weight I have gained about 20lbs. After 2 1/2 months of eating right and exercising i have lost 0lbs and only one inch off each thigh. I am waiting for results back from my dr about my thyroid levels. However, I did get blood work done and although my cholesterol/lipid levels are fantastic my blood sugar is high normal. I have come to the conclusion that all this is due to the lexapro that I am taking. I have done extensive research about lexapro and weight gain and the struggles with losing it. Now it seems that its also contributing to my high blood pressure. I have consulted a program called "The road back" and will be undertaking a nutritional supplementation program to help minimize side effects while coming off medication. I'm hoping that this will get me started because I am beyond frustrated currently. If anyone has any advice for coming off antidepressants I'd love to hear it.
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  • DIXIE-LUSH
    Hi I posted to the team page regarding your post the other day about cravings and getting off meds, but I think I was going off topic emoticon Wishing you the best. Im struggling with having been on Cymbalta since 2007, in which time I gained 20 + pounds and lost motivation. Hoping to get back to the real me...who ever that is emoticon Im supplementing with evening primrose oil, which helps with neuro-conductivity (no I dont REALLY know what that means, but it seems to help a bit when I do remember to take it)
    3454 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/25/2011 5:59:01 PM
  • KALISWALKER
    Yes... check with your doctor first about the right way to do it! I took Paxil for years and suddenly went off it when I was on vacation and forgot my meds at home. I definitely knew I was going through withdrawal! I was so hyper! Wish you all the best!
    3479 days ago
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