Xanax

@beckyomg1 (6758)
United States
November 12, 2007 4:55pm CST
Ok my son has been on xanax for a few months now. He was on zoloft for a little bit then was taken off that and put on the xanax. Since all of this he has gained about forty pounds. He also is on dexadrine and depakote for his adhd and bipolar and epilepsy. He had never gained weight on those. I took him to the doc(a neuroligst which I have no faith in) and he told me that the depakote was what was making him gain the weight. I said i dont think so because he has been on it for yrs with no gain. Has any one ever gained weight like that being on the xanax i was just wondering.
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• United States
12 Nov 07
I know others who were on this medicine that gained..The bad thing about these pills are they cause you to gain weight.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
12 Nov 07
That is what i thought too. I really wish that i could get him off the meds. But right now he needs them but hopefully soon he wont.
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• United States
12 Nov 07
What does he take it for sleep?
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
12 Nov 07
Sleep what is that. He doesnt get much of that.
@lifeis2good (1183)
• United States
13 Dec 07
I used to be on Xanax - and did in fact stop it due to weight gain - I gained around 30 lbs and was like there's no way I am going to continue taking this junk!!!
• United States
12 Dec 07
I have been on Xanax-(Alprazolam) for well over a year now. I usually take it everyday, 2-3mgs. And i have never experienced any time of weight gain or loose. I guess it all depends on the person taking it.
@seabeauty (1480)
• United States
12 Nov 07
I took xanax in my early 20's for 3 months for panic attacks but I did not gain any weight. Maybe his body reacts differently to it than I did.