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Motley

429d

If you've ever been on Paxil, how did it affect your weight/appetite if it did at all?

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    • Motley

      429d

      @serendi thank you! My appetite is currently 0. Eating makes me cry and I have trouble getting in more than one small meal a day, so even if I'm only on this until my next appointment and we decide to try something else I'd say a massive appetite increase can only help me for now.

    • ladycat

      429d

      I know we each have our own experiences, but Paxil was the second worst for me, as prescribed for depression and anxiety. They said the anxiety might get worse before better, so they added xanax. I was a robot. I went back and have been on Lexapro and it works. Again... my personal experience.

      • ladycat

        429d

        @ladycat Oh I clearly had no appetite.

        • Motley

          428d

          @ladycat i do have klonopin if it gets worse for me thankfully. For my experience Lexapro was actually bad for me that's what I was on before this aha.

    • serendi

      429d

      That was the first medication I was prescribed, back when I was 8 or 9. The psychiatrist sucked and didn’t bother to inform us that it commonly caused severe weight gain in children and adolescents, and I gained 40 lbs in two months from it. I’ve heard from people who went on it as young adults or older that it increased their appetite by quite a bit, but there are also people it has helped. But out of the people I’ve talked to/come across who’ve tried it, most of them had too strong of an appetite or weight gain side-effect to want to stay on it.

      • serendi

        429d

        @serendi To clarify the appetite part, it seems that many people who have that side effect feel ravenous rather than just causing a more manageable increase in appetite. But again, this is just from what I’ve seen, so take it with a grain of salt. I think trying it is totally okay, but I will say I think it would be good to watch out for unhealthy amounts of appetite/weight increase, like if it’s causing too intense of an appetite, or weight gain that is too fast to be healthy.

        • Motley

          429d

          @serendi thank you! My appetite is currently 0. Eating makes me cry and I have trouble getting in more than one small meal a day, so even if I'm only on this until my next appointment and we decide to try something else I'd say a massive appetite increase can only help me for now.

    • Yuka

      429d

      I was on Paxil 20mg for about a year. I gained 20lbs.

      • Motley

        429d

        @Yuka Would you say that was from it giving you an increased appeitite?

        • Yuka

          429d

          @Motley i honestly don't remember. It was a couple years ago

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