I too gained weight while on Zoloft. I was thin, so a few extra pounds didn't hurt. But, after six months, I hadn't changed my diet, nor my workout. I am extra careful not to eat too much and always exercising. Nevertheless, I gained 20lbs in 6months. That's more than I gained while pregnant. Today, I weigh as much as I did when I had my baby! Talk about depression!
Although my Dr. told me it isn't the Zoloft, I know differently. My body chemistry is completely whacked! I feel it, I know it!
Physically, I have experienced the following:
Weight gainDry SkinContipationLower Back Pain (I can't even get out of bed)I contacted my Dr. and she suggested 25mg for 7 days to ween myself from the Zoloft. I did it, now I'm feeling Dizzy, and very light headed. When I go to back up in my vehicle, just the movement of looking over my shoulder to back up makes me dizzy! NICE! I have a call into my Dr. to find out what to do now!
I can't believe I found this board. I have been feeling like I am losing my mind. When I first started Zoloft December 2004, I was well on my way in the weight loss battle. I felt like zoloft was a magic pill because in one month my anxiety and panic attacks were just about gone. By March I could not imagine life without zoloft. I began exercising on a daily basis at the gym and then in April I went to the doctor. OMG I had gained 15 pounds. I was mortified. I could not believe that all my efforts were futile. I never thought it had anything to do with the zoloft. So I stepped up my work out and watched my eating and now here I am 24-26 pounds heavier. The zoloft I also starting to have a weird effect; I don't want to do anything any more. I am too mellow.
Well as fate would have it. I ran out of my pills on Friday last week and I keep forgetting to renew them. Here I am day five without them. I started searching the web last night out of concern about withdrawal or going cold turkey and found this thread. WOW. My Dr. said zoloft had nothing to do with my weight gain. LIES. So grateful to have found this place. MAybe I will renw my prescription, but half/score them. I am taking 100mg daily. I know I should talk to my Dr. but I don't want to be talked out of going off of it.