I cannot tell you how happy and relieved I am to have found this site. I have just torn apart my closet trying desperately to find something I can fit into for work tomorrow. I have been on 100 mg. of Zoloft for the past 8 years. I have gained close to 70 pounds. Granted, I was too thin to begin with - I'm 5'8" and weighed initially about
128. I'm now 200 lbs. I've been told a variety of things by doctors - it's not the medication, it's that I "cannot control myself"; "Well, wouldn't you rather be fat and jolly than thin and miserable", and "Just stop eating." I am angry and heartsick at the condescending and disdainful way doctors have treated my concerns about
the very significant weight gain. I would like to try to come off of Zoloft and I don't feel I'm getting much support from the medical field.
I used to be a very attractive woman. I've lectured myself that I'm being "vain" and should just be happy that I can function at such a high level (I had mild depression and anxiety), and not to worry about my appearance. But, I'm 47 and just beginning a new relationship and feel so very sad that my weight is beyond control despite dieting and exercise.
Any and all support would be most welcomed.