Tablets cause depression/anxiety

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Since taking the tablets I've started to feel very depressed and anxious. I increasingly noticed feeling anxious with a tight chest an hour or so after taking the tablets and i can't attribute it to anything else. I have a job i enjoy, loving husband, no money worries... nothing to make me feel that way.

When I thought about it, I started about a week after taking the tablets. I couldn't stop crying, didn't want to get out of bed and wanted to dissappear.

I've been off them nearly a week and can feel an imp already, so i genuinely think it was the tablets.

Anyone else felt like this?

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  • Posted

    Anxiety is one of the side effects, reading the literature. I'm new to Orlistat but have suffered from severe anxiety and depression in the past so hoping it doesn't hit me. 

    Are you still taking them now? 

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    • Posted

      No, I stopped as soon as I realised what could be causing it. I'm starting to feel like my old self again.

      Hope they are successful for you.

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    No way!

    I'm on anti depressants and my doctor spoke to me in length weeks before giving me these. She wouldn't have suggested them if this was the case. I think you are looking for another reason why you are feeling this.

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      I'm not looking for another reason, started feeling that way when I started taking them, and gradually getting better now I'm not.

      Everyone is different and will react in different ways. Depression and anxiety are side effects as in the leaflet, but not common.

      Guess I'm just unlucky. Hope they are successful for you.

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    Hi, my friend and i started on this medication within weeks of each other, she has sufferd the side effects similar to yours she has never suffered with depression previously, she has now come off the medication. I have suffered none of the side effects and continue on them. 

    Not all of us beautiful voluptuous ladies are depressed about it rolleyes 

    Good luck on your journey x 

     

       

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