Has anyone ever tried the serotonin power diet?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by hensue, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. hensue

    hensue New Member

    I have been reading it and it talks about AD making crave carbs.
    How you gain weight on them, wanted to see what your take is on it?
  2. AuntTammie

    AuntTammie New Member

    I don't know about the diet, but I find it odd that A/d drugs make people crave carbs. I know that it's true and that they do cause weight gain for many people. The reason I think it's strange, though, is that when people are lacking in serotonin, that also makes them crave carbs....so it would seem that SSRIs and SNRIs should actually do the opposite, but they don't.
  3. Woodall1880

    Woodall1880 New Member

    I haven't tried the diet, but I am on SSRI's and I do not find that I crave carbs at all. However, I do understand, it is different with each person. My friend who has FM is also on SSRI's and she does crave carbs, so I guess it just depends on how you react. You can always try it and quit if you start to gain wait.

    I found the same thing with Lyrica, she gained weight, I didn't. (yes, we are still friends :) )