I been on zoloft for 2 months 2 weeks still have days of depression and bad thoughts .How long should it take to work ? also weight gain sexual side effects are bad what other anti d is good that doesnt have these side effest ?I herd lexapro is a good one is it ? I haven't really been leaving the house other then to buy food or banking i have no motavation no energy i got a gym pass and went 2 times and could't wain to get home . Im taking zoloft - antabuse ( 4 months sober ) atavan and campral ... i barley eat dinner are useally my only meal and maybe a snakei have no disire to eat in the morining ... Please help
You probably aren't taking enough of the Zoloft yet. You may need an increase In the dose. Almost all antidepressants have the side effect of weight of gain except for wellbutrin.
Reducing food intake will cause you to gain weight, forcing the body into starvation mode it hangs on the calories and fat. The side effects you describe are unfortunately part of the territory with these meds. I would point you to some valid info on how the body burns fat rather than calories, and how our metabolic rate and liver can do this efficiently without meds and in addition, just light exercise, like walking 30 minutes a day, look a fatloss4idiots, it's one of the most informative sources out there no gimmicks like all those pay for sites, no food to buy no magical equipment. There is nothing magical about burning fat, it's all about what we put in, when and how much. There is tons of hope, just gotta reach out and go to it!
Good job on not drinking anymore, especially when taking anti depressent. I believe most all ssri meds have the weight gain side affect, Welbutren is one thats not supposed too,I dont take Zoloft,I take paxil and prozac 40 mg each. the weight came slowly i think the average is 20 lbs and also you wont have the strength like you had before, but you need to do something at the gym even if its light. diet it very important when were depressed . I still get depressed too on the meds. there are alot to try some may not have an effect on you like zoloft. sexual disfunction is a real pain too. It doesnt make you feel very good. We all respond differently there may be help for you if you talk it out with your partner take some of the pressure off. Oh yeah some poeple like me maintain there wieght better with less carbs and more protien and fat. Good job hang in there.
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