I've recently started taking a drug to prevent migraines (Amitriptyline) - so far so good, but it is one of those drugs that lists weight gain as a possible side effect. I'm on a very low dose, so I'm hoping it's not a huge issue (literally)!
What is the deal with the weight gain - is it generally because your appetite increases and you're eating more? Or does it slow down your metabolism?
I have noticed I'm a bit hungrier, but as of today I'm watching myself with food because I've been too relaxed with eating in general (winter comfort eating/too many treat foods).
Just wondering what others have experienced - has anyone had significant weight gain from a drug? Or have you taken a drug that 'may cause weight gain' but it's had no such effect?