I hear so many upsetting stories of people gaining weight on antidepressants one would begin to believe absolutely everyone gains weight just walking within 5 feet of the drugs. But manufacturers and studies claim that, although many people do gain weight on Zoloft, statisically, most do not.
I commonly see this on the web:
These popular drugs arelikely to cause weight gain:
Paxil (paroxetine)Marplan (isocarboxazid)Lexapro (escitalopram)
Weight neutral for most:
Prozac (fluoxetine)Luvox (fluvoxamine)Zoloft (sertraline)Celexa (citalopram)Wellbutrin (bupropion)
But although Zoloft is considered "weight neutral" I have read many posts from users complaining of unexplained weight gain. I try to keep in mind, however, that forums are the sounding bored for the distressed, so the average person who doesn't have a particular problem with a medication would not be here posting about it. So it would be nice to hear from those of you who have been on it for a while and have NOT gained a significant amount of weight. I've been on it for 3 months and have not gained any weight so far, but I'm still worried, so a little hope would be helpful.
ElishaCo~Mod: DepressionModerator: Heart & Cardiovascular Diseasehttp://www.healingwell.com/donate