In 2008, I was diagnosed with an undefined "mood disorder" at age 24, and as a result, I was run through a slough of medications within the first year of treatment. I've since been treated as if I have "bipolar 2", and I've been stablilized with lamotrogine, topiramate, and clonazepam (as needed with clonazepam). I'm recently divorced, dealing with a bankruptcy, engaged to be married in 2012 (which is exciting!), but I'm dealing with some harassment issues at work because (I think) I'm the youngest person there (by at least 12 years at a minimum), so we felt it was a good idea to treat me for depression. Knowing how drugs have affected me in the past, I wanted to get some feedback anyway, so I'm not as concerned about
weight GAIN as weight LOSS because weight GAIN seems to be a side effect in only 1% of those treated with the drug, where weight loss was common in 7% of those treated with Zoloft. Topiramate casued me to lose 50 pounds - that was fabulous. But, I intend to become a certified personal trainer and Jazzercise instructor within the coming months. :) I see MANY troubling complaints of weight issues on this forum, and therefore I have some definite concerns with this. Many of you have struggled and complained about
wanting to "wean" off of Zoloft as well, and trying to come down from the medication has been difficult. Other input?
Post Edited (kayosphir) : 4/9/2011 12:55:58 PM (GMT-6)