Weight gain.. 2 stone in 7months!

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Hello All,

So I have been on cit for 7 months and I feel great! Anyone who feels there is no light at the end of the tunnel DO NOT FEAR. YOU will get there it took me a good 3 months to properly feel the effects of this amazing drug. Hang in there, I know the side effects at first are hard but, it does get better I promise.

Anyway my worry now.,, Since being on cit I have put on 2 stone in 7 months!!!! Is anyone else finding they have put weight on? I used to be 10 stone and now I am 12. Used to be a small size 10 and now I struggle to get into a size 14?? And I am only 23 too.

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    Hi Tayla, I have been on Citalopram for about 3 months now and i feel better apart from my sleeping is not great, takes me ages to get off. My appetite has increased and have put some weight on. I have to eat has healthy as much as i can otherwise i would be putting on loads of weight. It's a struggle but i eat fresh fruit, veg, protein and cut the carbs down. Can you exercise, i have mobility problems so cannot walk far. I think it's a case of watching what and how much we eat. Unfortunately a lot of meds have this effect of putting on weight. Hope this helps.
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    Hi Tayla

    Ive been on cit for 4yrs and it helps me no end,but like you ive put on at least 3 stone.  I have got back and a knee prob, so i was told to loose some weight. I have tried everything, eating healthy,exercise etc and nothing works,so i said to my doctor could it be  my cit , she just mmm then said i need to try harder! I cant come off cit, but this weight prob is making me really sad :-( so i know how you feel x

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    Tayla I've been on 20 mg for about 2 months now & have lost weight about 15 lbs now. I guess you can go either way on these meds. They sure have worked on anxiety/panic I'm feeling great!
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    Tayla I just thought of one more thing. Have you had your thyroid checked? They do that with a blood test. If that's off at all it can cause weight also.
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