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Iím really struggling with anxiety and depression and Iím wondering if a new med will help. I cannot gain any weight. Iím already on lamictal, Geodon, and Xanax. What can I take that wonít be counterproductive and cause me to go immediately off it the second my appetite goes up? I gain massively on basically everything.
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Buspar is weight neutral. Itís for anxiety.. didnít help me at all but itís a miracle med for my daughter who also like me has Bipolar.
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Old 10-05-2019, 03:37 AM   #3
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Thanks but Buspar made me eat 800 calories per meal and snack and actually getting off it was how I lost and kept off 80 pounds. And yeah it didnít do anything for me either. I went off it basically cold turkey and on my own with no issue. I think I really am out of luck unless my doctor agrees to try welbutrin. And he has said no because it will make my anxiety worse.
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Iím really struggling with anxiety and depression and Iím wondering if a new med will help. I cannot gain any weight. Iím already on lamictal, Geodon, and Xanax. What can I take that wonít be counterproductive and cause me to go immediately off it the second my appetite goes up? I gain massively on basically everything.


Iíve had the same problem. I havenít found anything that works.
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Old 10-05-2019, 07:35 PM   #5
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The only med I can think of that doesn't cause weight gain are benzos. (I'm like you; I've gained weight on every psych med except Klonopin...I started out skinny & it seems like my body overcompensates.)
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Maybe your doses of current medications need adjusting ??

Gabapentin is sometimes used for anxiety but i did gain while I was in it.

Why is your Pdoc against an AD?? It it a concern due to maybe causing a manic episode ?
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I take Wellbutrin and it hasn't made my anxiety any worse. It's very dependent on the individual how they will react to any particular medication. I hope you can work something out with your doctor.
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Hey @Mountaindewed
I was wondering what dose of lamictal you take? Sometimes you need a higher dose of that for the mood stabilization benefits kick in.
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Iím really struggling with anxiety and depression and Iím wondering if a new med will help. I cannot gain any weight. Iím already on lamictal, Geodon, and Xanax. What can I take that wonít be counterproductive and cause me to go immediately off it the second my appetite goes up? I gain massively on basically everything.
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Escitalopram I have found helps with anxiety and actually kills my appetite so I lose weight.
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