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.
Co-Moderator Anxiety & Panic- Depression
'He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.' (Psalm 147:3)
Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, CFS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Sinusitis, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, PCOS, Chronic E.N.T and Upper respiratory tract infections, Reactive Arthritis, IBS, Anemia, Chemical/Noise/Light sensitivity, Trichotilomania, Seasonal Mood Disorder, OCD, Benign Vertigo, Impaired immune system. Tachycardia, GERD,
Low clotting factor= bruising. Tendonitis, Bursitis.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic. Nexium. Codeine Phosphate. Phenergan. Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
Age:29. AP first DX @ 10. Fibro etc DX @14. Proud Aussie.