Weight problems

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Hi everyone,

i have been on Citalopram now for over 4 weeks and I have gained 5kg 😐  which is making the depression and anxiety a lot harder to cope with. 

I am on 20mg a day and haven't had any positive effects, I'm starting to wonder should I continue? 

I exercise and and eat well but I feel like I'm getting bigger by the day!!!! 

Anyone else had this?

thanks x 

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    Hi your the 1st iv heard of with weight gain on this .. I did the same on mirt.. I totally understand how your feeling I had a mental breakdown because of it .. do you find your craving at all? Do u drink plenty of water like 2 litres aday?
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    I have been gaining weight was well. 😞

    I was on 10 mg for 4 weeks and then 20 mg for another 4 weeks. Because I have gotten highly agitated the last few days and still have anxiety, my psychiatrist thinks I am over drugged and wants me to go back down to 10 mg. Hopefully that will help with the weight gain.

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      ahh 😔 I was given 20mg straight away but I don't actually see any improvement 😔 I feel like it might just be a waste of time. I am going to see a new psychiatrist on Thursday, as my previous one was definatly not helping but making me worse!! i hope we feel better soon, and stop gaining weight!!
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      I hope your new psychiatrist can help you. I can't imagine starting at 20 mg. Maybe he/she can just lower your dose and see if that helps. 

      It is such a challenge figuring out what works and how much.


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