Skip to content

    Announcements

    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place: https://messageboards.webmd.com/

    Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open!

    Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.

    1. Head over to this page: https://messageboards.webmd.com/living-healthy/f/weight-loss/

    2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)

    3. Start posting

    Have questions? Email us anytime at [email protected]

    Yo-Yo Dieting and Anti-Depressents
    avatar
    An_267821 posted:
    Hi Gang,

    I gained 20 pounds after my psychiatrist put me on several anti-depressants. I feel like all I want to eat eat eat.
    I am a size 4-6 normally. Now I am crawling into size 8 and feel like an alien in my own body.

    I started recently with Physicians weight loss centers hoping that a structured diet will help the cravings.

    Does anyone have any experience with them?

    Could also use some advice for those that gained weight taking anti-depressants?
     
    avatar
    editor_morgan responded:
    Hi there and thanks for posting,

    I'm sorry to hear of your discomfort caused by weight gain. But I am glad to hear that you are putting your health first by seeking mental health treatment. I also commend you for seeking professional help with your weight loss. You seem like you are a very proactive person who takes his/her health seriously!

    Here are links to information on WebMD that I think you might find helpful:

    Information about weight gain and antidepressants .

    Non-WebMD source

    Antidepressants and Weight Gain: What Causes It?


    Helpful Tips

    Me too!
    I just signed up to! First thing I need to do I figure out how to get back here if I sign off! I look so forward to learning this wealth of ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    0 of 0 found this helpful

    Expert Blog

    Everyday Fitness - Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP

    Achieve a better mind-body balance and live a healthier life with tips from wellness expert Dr. Pamela Peeke...Read More

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.