Anxiety / Depression and Weight GAIN

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I have suffered for years on and off with Anxiety and Depression and am currently on Lyrica 150mg a day and Xanax when require.

Came up antidepressents two months ago after been on them 10 years and am really suffering at present, I am going to give it another month or so to see how things go without been on the antideressent but my biggest problem at the moment is gaining weight, I cant stop even though Ive joined a gym and am excercising and eathing alot healthier.

Any tips/advice?

Doctor said its probadly down to Lyrica but was on that before mixed with antidepressent and was very slim so dont understand

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    Many medications lead to weight gain. Have you discussed this with your GP? I guess it boils down to the worse of the pros and cons of the anxiety and depression vs. weight gain kind of thing.
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      Yeah I have discussed with my gp today but she didnt give me much hop sad shes sick to the teeth of seen me I think sad

      I have an appointment with the mental health centre this week so we see what happens then but a stone in a month alone is alot of weight

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    Maybe when your body fully adjusts  to the medicine its stabilizes then you can alter your calorie intake accordingly and do some cardio. Maybe right? I bet even the pharmacist would know about it a bit. 
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      yeah I think sometimes the phamarcist is great for advice, I feel my doctor just doesnt care anymore, its like because its mental illness, she thinks its nothing
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