Citalopram and weight gain

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Have you gained alot of weight whilst taking this? Have heard this is a big side effect

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    10 kilos over 8 years
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    It defiantly feels harder to shift it and it creeps up! 
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    Weight loss is just as much of a side effect with Citalopram. I researched into this ALOT when first taking it as i have always had issues with my weight. I was diagnosed with an unclassified eating disorder and have always been obsessed with not gaining a pound. I havent notices any difference in weight on these tablets and im on 40mg... I have been on them twice in my life now and neither time did i gain weight. In fact, the first time i lost it but that could have been due to stress. Although my doctor did tell me that weight LOSS is a side effect. I wouldnt worry too much, id rather feel better and gain a couple of pounds ....

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    Sysmptoms for 1 in 100 people include weight loss. Syptoms for 1 in 1000 people include weight gain...xxx
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    I think as with any drug you can gain or lose weight. I am concerned also but if you feel better then a few extra pounds is a small price to pay to feel better. Unless you put a lot of weight on try not to worry.Try to eat healthy and exercise if you can. 
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    Anxiety and worry reduce your weight. Citalopram reduces your anxiety and worry. Ergo you gain weight but feel better. Just be aware and take precautions.

     

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    Hi anna 

    When i was on citalopram in 2008 - i noticed no weight gain at all - think it depends on the person.

    I have now been back on them for 3 weeks - so probably too soon to say this time - but if they eventually make me feel better i personally wouldnt be too concerned about my weigh - as long as i keep healthy and exercise

    Take care

    Susan

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    I have lost weight, i'm 20yrs old, 5ft 3. And under 7stone. Its either the citalopram or anxiety and worries... either way i'm screwed. Keep being sick,, I was on 20mg but now on 30mg. The doctor i saw didnt seem at all that worried to be honest. I would rather gain weight then lose.
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    I have been off my food since I have has this anxiety so I have lost some weight and I feel hungry all the time which doesnt help as i am picking at stuff and driving my family mad.  The I go to sleep hungry and this wakes me early and it all starts again....I think the citalipram assists this problem and hope it goes soon.
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