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Suggest an alternative medicine for Cybbalta for depression

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Posted on Mon, 23 Feb 2015
Question: Hi, can I answer your health question? Please type your question here...I have on 60mg of Cymbalta per day for 1 year and have gain 10kg, (have underactive tyiroid not on any meds for that)
is there an alternative to cybbalta ? one to still help my depression but get the weight down I walk daily, watch what I EAT.

REGARDS XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Srikanth Reddy (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Bupropion could be a good option

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for using health care magic for posting your query.
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
There are plenty of options other than cymbalta for depression. If cymbaltaa has led to this much weight gain, then it is advisable to switch to bupropion. Bupropion is a good antidepressant and is weight neutral as well. In fact some patients have also reported reduction in weight.
Also do continue other measures like diet and exercise.
Do meet your doctor and get these medicines prescribed.
Kind regards
Dr. Srikanth Reddy
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Srikanth Reddy (21 hours later)
what should I do regarding my underactive thyroid? should I get a prescription for thyroxine ?
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Answered by Dr. Srikanth Reddy (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
yes

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Underactive thyroid will require thyroid supplementation.
You may get a fresh thyroid test done and depending on the levels of TSH, the dose will be determined. Generly the starting dose is 25 mic per day.
Regards
Dr. Srikanth Reddy
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Bupropion could be a good option Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for using health care magic for posting your query. I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through. There are plenty of options other than cymbalta for depression. If cymbaltaa has led to this much weight gain, then it is advisable to switch to bupropion. Bupropion is a good antidepressant and is weight neutral as well. In fact some patients have also reported reduction in weight. Also do continue other measures like diet and exercise. Do meet your doctor and get these medicines prescribed. Kind regards Dr. Srikanth Reddy