... gain, because gaining weight also depresses me.
I was on prozac for a few months and that is known to be that same as Zoloft and i actually lost weight while on prozac so i dont think it you have anything to worry about. Then again everyone is different but that med is'nt known to cause weight gain.
Best of luck with your treatment.
I felt the same way when I was put on Zoloft. I told my doctor my fear of weight gain and she reassured me that it would not cause any! I actually lost weight :) I wasn't eating through my depression any more, I was pushing through. Wish you all the best of luck ~ HOPE*
I agree with Pledge, (hello my friend Pledge, moving right along when in my 20's I had a rough go with depression/panic, It was terrible, a doctor (not the one I have now) but at that time the one I have now has told me medications are not always at fault for either weight gain or loss, when a person experiences such a traumatic experience one of two things usually happens you tend to loose weight (perhaps be on the thin side) or you go the other way and you can't seem to ger enough to eat, I don't doubt this because when I was first this way until I got stable I dropped into the range of 95 pounds, I had to enter the hospital partly due to malnutrition. I wish you all the best in the world.
Hello m.b, I am on zoloft now and have actually lost 9 lbs, it curves my appetite. Give it a try and it gaining weight depresses you, watch what you eat. I know its easier said than done, (i use to weigh 320lbs and now 159) but it can be done and you can do it!!! HANG IN THERE!!
Hello mb! I am surprized about the number of people who said that they did not gain weight on Zoloft. There are alot of people who have gained some weight. I am one of them. I have been on Zoloft for about 10 years now. I started gaining weight when my dose was increased. I am now on 200 mg. There are alot of SSRI'S that can cause weight gain. I think it depends on our individual chemistry make-up though. That is wht some people gain, some do not. The docs usually start you on a low dose. Please also talk to your doctor about your weight concerns. Sweetie Pie
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