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Hi y'all gurls & guys,

Just embarked two weeks ago on the treatment with Klonopin. Currently taking 2.5 mgs per day. Having an awful time maintaining my regular weight. No matter how many reps on the treadmill, being on the Atkins or drinking a ton of water will make my weight go down!!

Wazzzits? Just initial fluid retention~?

Or a permanent side effect?

I happily understood Klonopin would rather cause weight LOSS than gain! Now I experience the opposite...

Anyone know what

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Hi y'all gurls & guys,

Just embarked two weeks ago on the treatment with Klonopin. Currently taking 2.5 mgs per day. Having an awful time maintaining my regular weight. No matter how many reps on the treadmill, being on the Atkins or drinking a ton of water will make my weight go down!!

Wazzzits? Just initial fluid retention~?

Or a permanent side effect?

I happily understood Klonopin would rather cause weight LOSS than gain! Now I experience the opposite...

Anyone know what

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Hi girls,

No, currently not taking other benzo's, AD's or anti-psychotics. But may be my metabolism is in a muddle. Whilst everyone seemed to lose tons of weight on Wellbutrin, mine shot up like a rocket. Can't figure out what's going on.

Just a hunch: may be it's b'cause I have an auto-immune disease (Sjogrens)? Which has an effect on liver enzymes?

Can't figure it out. But thanx for sharing your experiences anyways. I will find a way out of this - even if I have to starve myself to a fish grate. Can't stand being fat!!!

Miss Perfection  ;)

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hey everyone,

Thanks for bearing with me.

I think I finally figured it out..... ;)

The Klonopin isn't to blame ------- IT'S THE FLAMING ALCOHOL...!!!

Each time I've had a couple of wines, the scales move in the opposite direction.

So from now on, no more bar crawling. Just plain old tap water for me please.  :)

Maria  :P

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Alcohol and the empty calories thing, or whatever it is called, definitely can add weight!

Good luck. I would also talk with your pdoc and GP to check on your auto-immune disease and how it may effect the medications you are taking.

erika

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  • 1 month later...

Miss Perfection,

Besides the wine,  have you considered that the Klonopin (which I've taken for seventeen years) may have relieved nervous tension - fidgetting,  finger drubbing, knee bouncing, etc. -  that has been shown to keep weight down?  Darn, you see there's  that silver lining in every cloud.  Like being a nervous wreck, helps some people stay slim.

Hoping you get on top of it...

rt

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