Ive been on 150mgs of Zoloft for 7 years. by FAR the biggest side effect (no pun intended) has been the ridiculous weight gain. i can merely LOOK at food and i pile on the pounds. up until Zoloft i never had to watch my weight, and as a slim, 6ft tall female i was model proportions. However, on Zoloft i gained ALOT of weight and i gained it rapidly- it put my body into shock, and it has destroyed any evidence of self esteem i may have had going on. i out on 30kgs, which i think is around 70 pounds?
its so humiliating. i got dumped in part due to the weight gain. i find it hard to play team sports anymore, i hate clothes shopping and dive for cover when a camera is brought out.
I hate, hate hate it. But the Zoloft works for my panic- so its a catch 22, really.