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SSRI Weight Gain

I just started taking Luvox for anxiety/depression, and I am worried about the weight gain many people experience from SSRI’s. Is the weight gain all fat due to hormonal changes? That would suck ass. Or is it just increased appetite? Because that would be fine.

Are there any other side effects that will affect my bodybuilding? Thanks bros.

I started taking Zoloft about six months before I started lifting (and about a year before I leaned out), so I have no point of comparison there. I can’t say that I noticed any fat gain or increase in appetite. The fat around my midsection, particularly my lower back, is extremely stubborn, but I don’t know if I should blame that on the SSRI. All I know is I’d rather have to fight harder to achieve my fitness goals than to live with anxiety and depression.