Has anyone been on Celexa??

  1. I'm on Celexa. I've been on it for 4-5 months. Within a couple of months being on Celexa I gained 5 #'s.

    My weight is always very stable. And I work out a lot...I don't think I eat that bad.

    Did anyone else have weight loss or weight gain with Celexa? How much? And did it go away after you were taken off Celexa??
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  3. by   mario_ragucci
    when are you weighing yourself? Are you drinking enough fluids? I wouldn't consider five pounds or 2.1 liters of water. Depending on your, your extra cellular and intracellular fluid can be full or drry. Did you gain fat, or muscle, organ swelling, edema...lol. Maybe your brain is becoming more dense, lol. I am just kidding.
  4. by   ?burntout
    I was on Celexa for a short time-I don't remember gaining or losing weight. I had to stop it because it triggered more migraines for me-YIKES!
  5. by   KarafromPhilly
    I have been on Celexa for about six weeks. So far it's working very well for me and basically no side effects at all. :hatparty:
    :spin: You may be in better physical shape than you think, and may have "plateaued" (sp?) with your workouts, rather than the Celexa causing weight gain.
  6. by   researchrabbit
    Celexa does cause weight gain in a small percentage of people who take it. IF you continue to gain weight, you might consider asking your doc to switch you to Lexapro. It's the same drug, just released, but with one molecule that's switched to "left-handed" (don't ask me to explain, chemistry made me crazy)...which means the side effects are even less than Celexa.

    Some people eat more because they feel better. If you lost weight when you were depressed, you could just be regaining what you lost.
  7. by   KaroSnowQueen
    My daughter has been on it for several months. Made a new girl out of her, should have put her on it at birth!!!!
    She thought it made her gain weight, but realized she had changed her habits somewhere in the beginning and that had made her gain the weight, and has been able to lose most of it in the last two months since she changed her habits again, for the good.
    Look at your lifestyle and see if you have changed your eating/exercise/leisure habits any.
  8. by   micro
    I wouldn't focus on five pounds.........(i.e. what Mario said +)
    If you and your doctor feel like you need celexa, take it.....as prescribed...........
    There is also (in addition) ways to increase hydration, nutrition optimal level. I can only speak for myself or also what I might discuss with a patient.......
    As I deal with depression, part of depression left untreated, unaware.....is also letting your health go.....unless you are actively in control.............
    Do what you have to do. Discuss with your doctor if weight gain would continue, but do not stress over 5 lbs. 5 lbs. +- can be variable, especially as with us women and all of us as we age......

    I am still gorgeous, five pounds heavier or lighter, twenty five pounds heavier or lighter.

    take care of yourself,
  9. by   CATHYW
    You said it, Micro!