Question About Weight Gain

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I was on Mirtazapine from January to May. Went to 30mg. I've been off for over a month, but have felt like crap so I've talked with my doctor about going back on 7.5mg. My question is if I eat healthy, will I still gain weight? I gained 20 pounds before which is why I came off, but as I was tapering off I started dieting and exercising and lost weight while still on it .

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    hi, im on it too and i went from 42kg (really underweight) to 54kg in 2 months. i didnt watch my diet but i dont think i was eating any more than i did before. i genuinely think mirtazapine changes your metabolism its not as easy as stop eating. when i was underweight i ate whatever i wanted and never gained weight. now i could eat salads every day for a month and only lose a pound. its horrible. i dont know if thats just on 30 and if you wont gain any more on just 15. if someone knows the answer please tell

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    I'd love to give you a different answer but I agree with @maddie83004 - without a doubt, it is not (just) about what you eat. I've been a very careful eater all my life and I'm not eating any differently than I've always done, yet have put on between 1 - 2 stone since starting taking it. At first I wasn't really calorie counting - just eating the same (healthily) as I always did - and I put on 2 stone. With careful calorie counting I've managed to now get that down to between 1 - 1.5 stone heavier than my natural weight without Mirtazapine. It changes your metabolism and the way you store fat. There isn't enough research done about it to understand how or why - I'd hazard a guess because the pharma companies aren't interested in paying for this kind of research! - but nevertheless it is true. Upshot is: being very strict it is possible to limit the weight gain slightly, but be prepared to gain at least a stone. Such a shame because for me Mirtazapine is a great drug otherwise, but I'll never be happy with this as a side effect.

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