Does Paxil Cause Weight Gain?

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SSRIs and weight gain, alternative medication?

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sinmar asked...

I have used SSRIs for depression since 1997, first Zoloft and then Paxil. I have gained at least ten pounds with Paxil. Dieting causes me to become quite dizzy and my blood pressures drops.

Is there something I can do or is there another medication I can take? I take 10mg almost every day.

Thanks.

 

 

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Dear sinmar,

 

First, not to lecture, but doesn't your prescription say to take your medication daily? Taking antidepressants "almost every day" can lead to uneven...
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