Someone Has To Understand How I Feel...

I fought the idea of taking antidepressents for years, but deep down inside I knew I needed them.  About a year ago I finally started taking them, I started on Lexapro, then added Cymbalta to it.  Then because I lost my health incurance I stopped both an begain Celexa.  Since I started on the antidepressents I have improved 100 fold.  My attitude towards life is better, I feel better and am able to cope with things in a much better way. 

The down side is the weight gain, I've gained over 30 pounds on the medication.  I am no longer comfertable in my body, and this is causing a downward sprial in my mood.  I am also worried that I am on the brink of type 2 Diabities.  I have tried a million different things to loose the weight but it seems as if nothing works.  

I go to they gym at least 4 days a week and do about a half hour of cardio along with weight lifting.  This however does nothing for my weight.  I also crave carbs, this is something very unusual for me.  When I was younger I joked all the time that I could live without carbs because I didn't really eat them very much.  Now I can't control the cravings. 

I am at the end of my rope, I don't know what to do.  I have tried expressing this feeling to the people close to me, but they have no idea how I feel, I just hope someone out there does.
Nicoleg1024 Nicoleg1024
2 Responses May 22, 2012

hi sugar,<br />
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i congratulate for working on overcoming depression, i know how hard it is<br />
i have been taking prozac (fluoxetine) for 3 years, <br />
i have had great success with it.<br />
i am educated in pharmacology and physiology so i knew prozac was pretty much the only antidepressant that does not cause weight gain so i waz adamant as <br />
before i began taming them i had gained a whole bunch of weight and knew a side effect of weight gain would negate any benefit<br />
i have not experienced any side effects and it actually helped me lose the weight. <br />
i would be happy to chat so that u can get the best meds for u. drs generally do not know much about pharmaceuticals<br />
and or just chat about coping w depression

I understand totally. I hope that your Dr. knows your condition and can point you in the right direction. But please understand you are not alone. I have been on various AD's myself and right now im on effexor and mirtrazipine. They help with my anxiety and help sleep. I hope that you find some support. Im here I will try to help however i can.