I was put on Zoloft for many of reasons ams must say worked great. The concerns I have is I had weighed 120 before taking it then about 2/3 months I starting gaing weight really fast. It kept going and going. Told my doc and said it shouldn't really be from tje meds . she switched me to citalopram 10mg, to see of it will help . been on it for about 2 months absand no change . weight still going up. I'm 168 now. So 120,to 168 since June. I haven't gained any weight for 3yrs till now. Well this past June. So basically was and is his new med making gain soooooo much weight. Do this meds slow your metabolism down. I don't get it. I'm very uncomfortable with my weight now. And need to fix this and get all this weight back off. Can someone help with this. I don't get it.
People always wonder if their anti-depressant is the cause of their weight gain and it usually is not. It can be a culmination of factors. Their diet has changed; new or added stress in their lives; job priorities or new employment; new baby in the home, etc.. Zoloft is a weight neutral medication.
The trick it is to get on a heart healthy diet. Lots of fruits, vegetables, grains and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products. Lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts. Limiting foods with saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium (salt), and added sugars. No chips, snack foods or ice creams.
I cut sweet tea, pastas and bread from my diet and went from 168 to 115 in four months. And... I was not hungry nor did I feel deprived.
The last part is to exercise, even if it is just a walk around the block or to the corner..that is a beginning. Your metabolism slows down because you aren't doing anything. When sitting at your desk, move your legs like mini leg sprints, or march in place when sitting, twist your booty to a song you like, move your upper body in time to the music :) Any thing to get your blood circulating. I wish you the best of luck Lexi. A positive attitude works everytime :)
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