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cipralex and weight gain

Hiya folks, last year, I came off my cipralex and got very down on it and depressed, plus lost alot of weight…this year I went back on my tablets (cipralex 10mg) but have put on a bit of weight…

slim and sad?

fat and happy?

that is the question?

What is it about the tablets that leads to weight gain? Increased appetite, less energy?x

I think they definitely make you crave more carbohydrates, hence the weight gain - I could eat a horse, not Tesco’s mind you…

Try a calcium supplement with magnesium. That helped with my general carb cravings. Also, add heaps of veg to meals, along with lean meat and eggs. Maybe protein shakes too if you struggle to cook

Thanks for the advice - will look into that one…