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fancyface681
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   Posted 10/5/2007 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to take Zoloft when I was 15 years old. When taking it I gained a lot of weight especcially for someone my age in a short ammount of time and I was also EXTREMELY tired all of the time! I was taking it in the morning and could barely stay awake in school, I remember putting my head down on my desk I was so tired. It has been 7-8 years since I took this medication but I can still remember it specifically because it made me tired and I got off of it after a month with no difference. I even took it at night instead and the same thing, I woke up tired... I am Cymbalta now and also Lyrica and it works wonders for depression, giving me lots of energy and for pain in my feet and back.. I would not go without it!

stkitt
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   Posted 10/5/2007 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi fancy,

Just wondering what dose of the Cymbalta you are on?  I take it and it does not give me any large amounts of energy and I have gained weight.

Durn it, what do I do wrong yeah ?


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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 10/6/2007 3:32 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi there,

Its great news to here someone who has had some success with their meds and helps provide a beacon of hope for other users. Did you manage to shed the weight you gained on the Zoloft? How long have you been on the combo?

Darren


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crazyladee
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   Posted 10/7/2007 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I came across this page and I feel a little better knowing that others have gained weight taking zoloft. I have been on Zoloft since August of 2006.  I started at 50mg and then he icreased me to 100mg then I was increased to 200mg. Recently, the doctor added 20mg of prozac.  I have gained 45 pounds since starting the medication.  The weight makes me depressed.  I hate the way I look.  I also don't think I am ready to go off the medication.  I  have anxiety more than depression and suffer from anxiety and panic attacks.  I have no ambition to do anything, I am tired most of the time and I have no sex drive.  The doctor has told me that the weight gain is not from the medication but I haven't been fat like this since I was pregnant and I can't seem to lose any weight.  Just needed to vent.  I am new to this forum and I'm glad I found it.  Thanks for listening.

ShynSassy
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   Posted 10/8/2007 4:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ladee
Welcome to the forum,we are very glad that you found us and I am sure you will find the support that you are looking for.
If you don't agree with what your doctor has told you,then you might want to think about getting a second opinion. Plus they can give you a different type of med without the weight gain side effects.


Good Luck and keep us posted.

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Have been med free for 2 years now.

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depressedmom
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   Posted 10/9/2007 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I am new to this.  I am not sure who I am talking/posting but anyone that is going through what I am will be fine.  I have been depressed since having my baby 4 years ago.  Been trying medications for 2 years now.  Nothing seems to help at all. Tried Lexapro, Celexa, Zoloft, Welbutrin, and a couple more that I can't remember but would probably recognize the name if I saw them.  I lost weight after the baby but have gained it all back now.  I am back to my pregancy weight with no baby in my belly.  Ugh!  I have no energy whatsoever. By the time I get home from work, that is it for me.  I have been bringing fast food home for my family everyday since I don't have the energy to cook or do the dishes.  I am going to post this.  I hope someone responds to me.

djdaz_1985
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   Posted 10/10/2007 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there DepressedMom and Welcome to Healingwell!
 
Have you been diagnosed with Post-Natal Depression, or is it a different 'kind' of depression? Have you tried talking therapy? I know this sounds warped but have you tried exercise as a method of inceasing your energy? I know it sounds backwards since exercise uses energy, but I know a lot of people who have tried this and have found that it works. Also, changing your diet may help your energy levels as well. Insteasd of fried chicken and chips (for example) how about a warm chicken salad? There are loads of recipies out there that are easy to prepare and make, requiring little energy, and are much better for you. You may also find that you lose some of the weight that you have put on.
 
I hope that this is of some help to you... Keep us posted!
 
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depressedmom
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   Posted 10/10/2007 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey, thanks for responding!  I used to walk 4-5 days a week at the gym whenever I got off work.  I am always pressed for time since I usually get home about 4:30 and have to pick up my daughter (4 years old) by 5.  It is just hard to get the energy to just go anymore.  I hate doing everything by myself too.  Believe me I have tried to find others to join me, either everyone is too lazy or they don't care about what they look like! ha ha.  I have been to the DR several times in the past couple of years and tried several medications.  I have tried talking therapy for 3 months and just quit last week since it wasn't helping and I wasn't comfortable with my therapist.  She made me feel like an idiot most of the time. I am glad I found this online.  Do you know anything about the chat sessions?  Isn't there some place where people can talk at the same time instead of waiting for someone to reply?

djdaz_1985
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   Posted 10/10/2007 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I am the one that usually sets up the chat sessions for Depression. We have a 2hr slot every other Thursday starting at 20.00 (GMT) You can look at the calendar for time conversions. You are welcome to use the chat facilities outside of these times but the scheduled times are when most people are online. You are never too far from a reply on the boards either as we have members from all over the world. (US, UK, Australia... and all the bits in-between)
 
Have you considered seeing a different therapist? It might be that the therapy was good for you, but the therapist wasnt! lol
 
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