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Weight gain and anti-depressants

Posted by tglovell (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 5, 07 at 18:37

A few years ago my doctor put me on Zoloft for hot flashes, she said she had good results with it but the down side would be weight gain, since weight gain had never been a problem with me I started on it because the hot flashes were terrible, now my weight has gradually crept up on me and no matter how much I try to diet the weight stays on. My question is, if I stop the Zoloft will it be easier for me to loose the weight, I can't take most diet pills (perscription) because you can't take them while on anti-depressants. Just wondering if anyone had ever been on Zoloft and lost any weight after they stopped taking it. TIA

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RE: Weight gain and anti-depressants

After 5 years on an antidepressant I am now weaning myself off. Let me see, next time somebody says "I am going to give you a drug, it will probably make you gain weight and cause you to have a very dimished sex drive", I think I will say NO THANKS I wish someone had pulled me aside and said start exercising and watch what you eat! Weight gain esp. around the middle for us woman, is very common during menopause. Severe depression is another thing altogether. I would love to hear from others that their drs. thought Zoloft would be good for hotflashes. Is it too cold where you live to start walking 30 mins. a day? After being on EVERY diet and diet pills. I finally realize, I had to burn up more than I took in, to loose weight. Maybe one day someone will invent the magic wand or magic pill for weight loss, but for now it is still what they taught us in middle school. Getting off anti-depressants can be tricky, make your dr. give you a plan for it. Good Luck, be well. Shotz

RE: Weight gain and anti-depressants

Don't some of those antidepressants have to be weaned very carefully? My gyno tried prozac on me for pms, which helped a lot AND IT'S particular side affect is a REDUCTION of appetite! I just have the problem that I believe the US is over prozacked. hey, emotional? Pop a pill! But I have to admit, it works on the PMS for me... not for the menopause though. but everyone is different.

RE: Weight gain and anti-depressants

I am on cipramil 10mg and I have picked up 20kg just wondering if there is at all any diet pill that I can take just to help me a little bit in loosing weight.

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