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Trying to lose weight while taking Cymbalta.
wifeoffell posted:
Is anyone who is taking Cymbalta having trouble losing weight? I used to be 110 pounds at 5'5", but since taking Cymbalta I'm at 150 and can't seem to lose the weight. I work really hard on healthier eating and working out, but the scale won't budge. I attribute some of that to muscle gain, but I'm not dropping pant sizes and I don't feel or look any thinner ( I even measure inches and I don't see a change). Then, I get discouraged and fall off the wagon...Does anyone have any suggestions? Is anyone experiencing the same thing?

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karenduff responded:
I have no idea about Cymbalta! If I were you I'd replace it with Garcinia Cambogia, It is the most well-received nutritional supplements used by the broad public for losing weight.
brunosbud responded:
Why not explain why you're taking this powerful drug in the first place? Depression, anxiety, neuropathy or fibromyalgia? Many people were 5'5" and 110 pounds at some point in their lives, man or woman. I was 5'5" and weighed 110 lbs...when I was 12??? When someone posts a weight loss question without any helpful background information, it's like playing Wheel of Fortune with two letters...what's the point?
brunosbud replied to karenduff's response:
Yeah, karenduff, she may have major depressive disorder and you advise her to stop taking a prescribed medication and replaced with voodoo supplements. Nice!
catammy responded:
I have been on 60 mg of Cymbalta for 5 years for anxiety. I am 4'11" and weighed 98lbs when I started. The first few months I lost 10lbs but now I am up to 109. Frustrating when you are very short! I work out faithfully at the gym doing cardio muscle classes and spin classes at least 5 days/week. Cannot lose a pound!!! And the fat is all belly and upper arm fat - really gross. Never had it prior to being on Cymbalta.
jujubee333 responded:
I'm taking Cymbalta for neuropathy from auto immune disease. I'm 5'0 and was I'm 143!!! I don't want to stop the meds, but I hate the weight gain! I'm going to try Plexis because people are saying that they are losing belly fat but not necessarily pounds. I'm also going to try the medi-fast diet. That's what worked for me in the past. When I mention to the drs that I've had tremendous weight gain, they look at me like they feel sorry for me because there is nothing that can be done about it. I have to make a choice...pain or weight
sugardiabetes replied to jujubee333's response:
Anyone who is on Cymbalta for nerve pain aka neuropathy please be patient with yourself & your weight loss. Pre Cymbalta I was 5'8" and 135 lbs. Post Cymbalta (as in 5 months later, I was 178"). Now 3 years later, I am 153". It has been very difficult to loose the weight. However, as jujubee333 mentioned, the choice is pain or weight loss. If anyone out there understands diabetic neuropathy after 40 years of type 1 diabetes, they GET pain! I take Cymbalta and live with manageable pain. As I began to get relief, I started moving just a little bit everyday when I was feeling up to it. Still tried to drink 8 glasses of water a day. Ate more veggies than carbs., etc.

I also had to add other medicine into the mix. Has everyone here considered the other meds they are on may or may not contribute to wait gain? I am thrilled to be in the "I need to loose 10-25lb" community. It has been a long haul & I have wan't to pull my hair out at times feeling really bummed out too but don't give up people. Pain is so hard to deal with. Weight gain is salt in the wound. You can be YOU again or at least the best new you. Don't give up. Sugardiabetes (For all you old school diabetics - you will get the name! lol)
christine2425 responded:
I have been on cymbalta 60 mg for 7 years. Since then i went from 120-160. Some of this has to do with age. I cant seem to drop weight. I have tried working out, eating changes, supplements. Nothing seems to do it and i am now at 160 the highest ive ever been. Its very frustrating. I am coming off the drug in january when my work is slower.
fabolus responded:
I have tried diet programs; eating healthier and walking on the treadmill ~ I have lost 10 pounds and now I can't lose any more weight.
fabolus replied to christine2425's response:
I would not suggest you discontinue taking cymbalta without your phycican's approval. I have been taking cymbalta 60mg for several years and continue to gain weight; I contribute some of it to age; however, with diet and exercise I should be able to lose wieght ~ not gain weight. Any suggestions??

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