Hello fellow Mav-ers,
Has anybody else experienced a massive weight gain whilst on Amitriptyline or any other similar drugs?
When I first got hit with this mav crap, I lost my appetite, and consequently lost 3/4s of a stone in weight taking me to 8.5 stone.
I slowly put a half stone back on taking me back up to 9 stone, as my appetite returned. However, my weight remained pretty consistent when I started Ami at 10mg, I then increased to 20mg, no change, all good. Then, since I’ve been on 25mg for about the past 3 weeks, I’ve put on another three quarters of a stone taken me to 9 and three quarters. For me, that’s a lot of weight in 3weeks.
The thing is, I’ve been much more active, getting out the house and being at work for instance, and yet I’ve seen this big weight gain since I upped to 25mg. my diet has remained the same throughout.
Has anyone else found a weight gain with this drug? If so, where you able to lose the weight whilst still on the drug or did you only see the loss after quitting the Ami?
Iv read that others found they couldn’t shift the weight while on Ami, no matter how much excersise they did… I’m going to hit the gym and see if I can blast some of the bulge off that way, but It’s hard to find the motivation when you’re dizzy/feeling pants/so tired … But I’ve got to try or I may have to consider laxatives! :twisted:
I also feel shitty again in the last few weeks, so perhaps it’s time to try a different drug anyway.