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KJM
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   Posted 8/12/2008 4:32 AM (GMT -7)   
IV'E BEEN READING ALL about HOW WE HAVE ALL GAINED WEIGHT ON ZOLOFT. WE CAN'T ALL BE WRONG ACCORDING TO OUR DRS. I WAS ON 25 MG HAVE GAINED 23 PDS I ALSO QUIT SMOKING A YEAR AGO SO I KNOW SOME OF IT IS FROM THAT. I NOW HAVE CUT IT IN HALF, TO SEE IF I CAN LOSE SOME WEIGHT. I'M NORMALLY AT 133 NOW I'M AT 153. I EXERCISE RIDE MY BIKE AND WALK AS MUCH AS I CAN. I AM VERY ACTIVE. I HOPE IT WILL START TO COME OFF. I HAVE TO HAVE ZOLOFT BECAUSE OF ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS. IT HAS BEEN GOOD FOR THAT. I JUST CAN'T STAND THIS WEIGHT GAIN.     PLEASE KEEP ME INFORMED IF ANYONE LOSES WHILE STILL TAKING THIS MEDICINE.                                    THANKS KJM

ShynSassy
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   Posted 8/12/2008 5:22 AM (GMT -7)   
That is great news, I am sure you will get alot of replies on this one.


keep up the good work and keep us posted.
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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 8/12/2008 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi KJM,

I know people (Myself included) who have lost weight whilst taking a theraputic dose of Zoloft so there is definately hope for you. I wouldnt expect it to drop off but a slow and stready loss (1-3 pounds per week for example) is better for your body anyway.

Good Luck and keep us posted!!!

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stkitt
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   Posted 8/12/2008 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   

KJM

I tried Zoloft years ago but it did not work for me.  I have just adopted a plan to start eating healthy and like you exercise more.  Let us both hope it works.

Just a FYI, you may have not noticed your cap lock was on when you posted. Remember, using ALL CAPITAL LETTERS in posts is considered yelling and rude, plus it is difficult to read. 

I know you were not being rude, it is the difficulty reading that is usually the problem people have with all cap letters.

Thanks so much

Kitt

 

 

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KC9AOP
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   Posted 8/12/2008 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   
KJM,

When I started my journey with diagnosis for prostate cancer I started on Zoloft to relieve anxiety and depression. My mother has had great luck with it but my sister could not tolerate it due to stomach issues. Since I've started on 50mg a day, I've actually lost 10 pounds. I'm sure you are doing your best. Don't stress on this but keep on trying. It's really all you can do. If the med causes weight gain, you cannot help it. You are trying to defeat something you may not have any control over.

Feel good about yourself that you are taking the bull by the horns and aggressively working to lose weight. It may not be in the cards but at least you are working towards controlling the issue. I'm proud of you for your efforts!!!

Jim
I am age 47 - Father, Paternal Uncle and Maternal Grandfather had/have Prostate Cancer.
Father 74 years old, PSA = 10.6 Gleason = 5 + 5 = 10 (very aggressive) and high involvement in all cores. Seed therapy is the only option. Father died cancer free.
06/04/08 - At physical DRE normal, PSA test returns 4.4
06/20/08 - First Urologist visit. DRE and ultrasound finds nothing conclusive. Doctor says biopsy is the only safe way to go. Prostate volume is 40 grams.
07/11/08 - PSA test returns 4.1. Scheduled the Stereotactic Transperineal Prostate Biopsy for 7/21
07/21/08 - Had the biopsy.  Not so bad but sore on day 2. Back to work tomorrow
07/23/08 - Pathology comes back NO CANCER DETECTED!
08/01/08 - Urologist calls and says Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia ("PIN") was found in my biopsy 


zoloft divorcee
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   Posted 9/22/2008 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm totally with you. I'm soooooo glad I found this forum. I started Zoloft 2 1/2 years ago at 50 mg. Then went to 100mg. and started to gain from there. I have gained 18 pounds in the last year, all in my hips and belly. Thought it was my IUD, got that out, it wasn't that. I work out every day for about an hour, have a membership at a gym. Haven't lost an ounce, in fact it seems the more I work out, the more I gain. It's VERY FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm almost more depressed now about my weight than I was in general before the meds. I'm on it for the same reasons you are, with the anxiety too. But I'm not sure it's worth me hating myself cause I'm heavier. SO FRUSTRATING!!!!!!!!!!!!!







KJM said...
IV'E BEEN READING ALL about HOW WE HAVE ALL GAINED WEIGHT ON ZOLOFT. WE CAN'T ALL BE WRONG ACCORDING TO OUR DRS. I WAS ON 25 MG HAVE GAINED 23 PDS I ALSO QUIT SMOKING A YEAR AGO SO I KNOW SOME OF IT IS FROM THAT. I NOW HAVE CUT IT IN HALF, TO SEE IF I CAN LOSE SOME WEIGHT. I'M NORMALLY AT 133 NOW I'M AT 153. I EXERCISE RIDE MY BIKE AND WALK AS MUCH AS I CAN. I AM VERY ACTIVE. I HOPE IT WILL START TO COME OFF. I HAVE TO HAVE ZOLOFT BECAUSE OF ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS. IT HAS BEEN GOOD FOR THAT. I JUST CAN'T STAND THIS WEIGHT GAIN. PLEASE KEEP ME INFORMED IF ANYONE LOSES WHILE STILL TAKING THIS MEDICINE. THANKS KJM

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   Posted 9/22/2008 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Zoloftdivorcee,

I want to welcome you to the depression forum. I think that you will find that you have come to a good place. Everybody here is so kind and compassionate.

Please feel free to post on the introduction thread and tell us a little about yourself. And always remember that we are here for you.

Best wishes,
hugs, Karen


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stkitt
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   Posted 9/23/2008 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   

zoloft divorcee

Welcome to HealingWell.  Your story is one I have read over and over.  I am on cymbalta and my Pdoc swears it does not cause weight gain.  I want to put her on 90 mg of Cymbalta and see if she can wear her swim suit next summer.

I have always had a weight problem and part of my depression is linked to my weight. 

I am weaning slowly off the Cymbalta under my thin Pdocs supervision.

turn

Kitt


 

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zoloft divorcee
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   Posted 9/24/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck to you!!!!!!!!! I totally agree, see if she could look good in a swimsuit next summer!
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