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I have in the past been up to 300 mg on Luvox (Fluvoaxamine Maleate). I've been diagnosed with OCD. The problem I'm wanting to ask about is the appetite suppression I actually experienced with Luvox. I wasn't taking ADHD meds during the time I was on Luvox, but I developed gastritis, acid reflux, and started not sleeping for 2-3 days at a time as well as not eating.

The A.R.N.P. I saw thought I was just experiencing depression side effects, but after losing 25 pounds on Luvox without really exercising any more than normal, she decided to take me off.

I was on the faster release tablets of Luvox and although I've wanted to try the Luvox CR, I am afraid it will go poorly.

Is it likely the longer/capsule formulated version would be significantly better than the tablets? I am worried because I had significant problems on Luvox tablets and I did become suicidal on that medicine, yet I'm wondering if the CR capsules may be extremely different? I'm just worried and fearful.


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replied October 6th, 2018
Eating Disorders Answer A64436
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
CR tablets have the advantages of least side effects,
more tolerability and good compliance. You need just reassurance.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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