I lost 17lbs recently whilst on Efexor, which is notorious for weight
gain. I went on a strict diet to lose weight
to fit into a certain dress for
a wedding. The wedding is over now, and I am already putting weight on again.
When I stopped anti-depressants for a year, I did lose all the weight I put on. The depression came back. I think we have to make the decision that we may well put on weight whilst taking anti-depressants, but without them, what is the alternative? Depression.