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Losing weight after zoloft

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Avatar f tn i am taking methadone and tried many different antidepressants, until finally staying with zoloft. i gained almost 40 lbs since 2011 after becoming sober. i was bound to an opiate addiction for almost 10 yrs due to chronic pain and am now 2 and a half yrs sober. i had a hypothyroidism problem as well, and was prescribed medicine to help with metabolism. to give you an update as to where i am today... i am still taking methadone for chronic pain.
Avatar f tn I am 26/Female, 5'4", and weight about 145 pounds. I just started on Zoloft to help with some anxiety issues I have been having. My goal is to lose about 10 pounds just for my health. I am worried about gaining weight on Zoloft and can't seem to find an answer as to whether it is the medicine that makes you gain weight, or mentally feeling better that makes you eat more and you gain weight. Can you address this please? Thank you!
Avatar f tn I am now 109, one year after starting treatment. I have not steadily been losing this 40ish lbs, but rather i will dip in weight for example, in the past week, i was 112lbs on monday and about 4 days later i was at 109. Obviously i have not lost weight at this rate the entire time, but i do lose it in large dips, and then plateau for a while. I know that the reason for this is because i have ZERO appetite and most foods that are heavier in nutritional and protein values are repulsive to me.
Avatar n tn I went from 127 to 123 after taking Zoloft. Some people gain weight, some lose weight, and others dont experience a change in weight at all. Are you getting plenty to drink? Losing 7 Ibs over about a week is more likely water loss than fat/muscle loss.
Avatar f tn I had horrible withdrawals and I did it according to what my doctor said. I am also finally losing weight instead of gaining. Thats enough to make anyone depressed gaining all that weight.
Avatar n tn im taking abilify 2mg, adderal 30mg, and zoloft 100mg will i be able to lose weight
Avatar f tn How long did it take you to lose the weight you gained? Was it a matter of time? I have never had a problem losing weight until now and I am terrified that it will never come off. What if the meds changed me for good?! Hope to hear from you soon!
Avatar f tn I am back in zoloft and while I feel tired, I am losing weight again and feel so much better.
Avatar f tn I was wondering, at what dosage did you notice a gain or loss of weight? I've read about people either gaining or losing weight, but no one says what dosage they're on. I'm taking 25mg right now and the doc and I were talking of moving me to 50mg. Standing at a whopping 5ft, I of course worry about the weight gain.
1140989 tn?1429773263 Taking laxatives won't make you lose real weight. What I mean by that is that you may feel like you are losing some weight but it's only water weight. You will not lose fat by taking laxatives. They are dangerous too. You can become dehydrated and worse, your bowels can become dependent on laxatives, meaning you won't be able to go to the bathroom without laxatives.
462181 tn?1206581934 HELP! I'm pre-menopausal, and have been taking wellbutrin for one week now because of depression after losing a sibling to ALS. I have gained around 7 lbs in one week??? I don't know if it is from menopause, or the wellbutrin. Any imput would be well received. Thank you!
527657 tn?1214051850 Does anyone know about how long it takes for antidepressants to get completely out of your system? I was on paxil for two years and gained too much weight so my doctor switched me to zoloft for 3 weeks. Im off both now offically today. Or at least I hope so. Im not planning on taking any more zoloft unless the withdrawel is too bad. I weaned off it. Also does anyone know how long it takes to start losing the weight from these drugs?
Avatar f tn Did you ever switch medications? If so, did you end up losing or gaining weight with the Effexor? I am having the same dilemma in regard to switching my meds.
Avatar f tn All I know is, I NEVER had weight problems or difficulties dropping weight before I went on Zoloft. Please, can someone give me some hope and tell me my metabolism will eventually right itself?
Avatar n tn Anyhow Effexor did wonders for my attitude however after 3 years I am now convinced that it was the cause for all the excess weight. Anyhow I was wondering if the weight comes off after I get off the meds? or am I stuck with excess weight forever in which case I will be contacting my doctor because they lied to me.
Avatar m tn She said that it is a better drug than Zoloft and that I would experience less side effects. With Zoloft, I had gained much weight and was continuously having extreme fatigue. When I began seriously TTC-ing, I did research about Lexapro and found out that it is relatively safe. I stopped taking it three months before I got pregnant with my second one, not because I was worried but because I lost my health insurance and couldn't afford the drug.
459279 tn?1206997145 I was on Zoloft 50 mg for 6 months, blood pressure was up and still was having anxiety and trouble sleeping, so my Dr increased the Zoloft to(100mg daily) and recently added buspar, 3x daily, I do feel better except my weight is going up even with exercise which is causing allot of new stress. Would you agree the meds are increasing my weight? I'm a while make 46, 5'11 199 lbs.
Avatar n tn I'm trying to join the air force but I'm 10lbs over the limit. To lose weight I started doing 2 hours of cardio one in the morning one at night. At first I started losing but after 2 week I'm gaining what cardio should I do to lose weight without muscles?
1090984 tn?1463769850 The most important thing right now is to get you out of that depression so you can live your life, and then you can work on losing the weight. Phentermine will not help you lose weight, the old Phentermine did but is was a very nasty and dangerous drug. The FDA withdrew Phentermine and removed the dangerous ingredient which is what made you lose weight...and the new Phentermine does nothing.