About 2 weeks ago, I began taking antidepressants. From the second day I had already lost my appetite. All I can manage to eat are bowls a cereal and toast. I took the antidepressants for 1 week, then decided they weren't suiting me, so stopped taking them. It's been a week since I stopped taking the tablets, and I still haven't got much of an appetite. I've lost weight and gone very thin. Every time I stand up, I go dizzy and lightheaded. I feel really hungry all the time, and feel sick. And I also feel like I'm going to vomit whenever I do eat something. At first I thought it was a side effect of the antidepressants, but I'm not sure. I'm going to my doctor about it this week, but was wondering if it might just be an endo thing. Because sometimes I've felt queasy and I've been sick for no obvious reason. But for 2 weeks, I've never eaten so little before.

So I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this.

I just want to eat and not feel hungry, but I can't. My body keeps rejecting food.

I was anaemic until recently, so I'm concerned that the iron levels in my blood will drop, due to my body not receiving the nutrients it needs.

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  • Hi Jess , loss of appetite could well be down to the depression. Hun you need to go back to GP and ask to try a different antidepressant . I'm on Citalopram which is quiet gentle on your system. I know you have trouble swallowing pills but these you can cut in half so they are really tiny. Let me know how it goes with GP. Any luck on the house hunting?

  • Do you mean my loss of appetite could be down to my actual depression? Or the antidepressant tablets? Because it seemed to start the same time I began taking the tablets. But I've been off the tablets for about a week now, and still my appetite is as bad. So if it's linked to the depression, could it just be a coincidence it began when I started taking the tablets?

    I'm going to the doctor either tomorrow or Wednesday. Hopefully it'll get sorted because I just want to eat a decent meal and not feel sick anymore.

    We've found a house that we all like. We viewed it at the weekend. We put an offer in, so we're just waiting to hear back. I hope we do get that house, because I really like it and I just want to move already.

    Thanks for your reply :)

  • Hi Jess yes I could be the depression. When mine is bad I have no appetite at all. I've actually lost about a stone and half since September. I've found trying to eat very small meals but more often is easier. I hope the house goes through Hun. Will keep my fingers crossed for you. Don't forget to let me know how you get on with GP. And you need to chat I'm here for you.

  • Ah right, I see. I didn't know depression could do that.

    Yeah, I seem to be able to manage small meals. I'm able to have cereal, cheese on toast, and bacon on toast.

    Thank you, and yeah, I'll keep you informed :)

  • Take care Hun.

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