I was looking to see if anyone was still around from all of the old weight gain threads. I wasn't a member during that time those threads were active but I have been reading them all over the past few days. I feel like I have so much in common with everyone!!!
Also, on the first thread regarding weight gain & zoloft, a user by the name of Mekkie posted a website that I guess had some helpful info relating to the topic but I couldn't find the link anywhere on that thread!! Does anyone know the website Mekkie posted??
I started a 50mg dose of Zoloft in Feb 2007. I never put 2 & 2 together that my weight gain was being caused by this medication. It was right around Halloween that I started getting really irritated and how steadfast my weight was becoming. I exercise on a regular basis and it seemed as though I was gaining, gaining, gaining. It didn't make sense. I started searching online and found this wonderful board and read up on all the issues other Zoloft users were having with their weight. I called my doc to get instructions on tapering off because I wanted off of this nasty beast. I initially went onto Zoloft for anxiety issues but now feel totally depressed because of how fat I am! In Feb 2007 I weighed 144 and from that point wanted to still lose about
15 pounds of baby weight I had lingering around. Well...fast forward to Nov 2007, I weigh 165! And I have actually changed my diet to reduce process foods, high fructose corn syrup, etc etc and have continued my active lifestyle by exercising at the very least 3x a week. So, my doc advised me to take 1/2 my dosage (25mg) for one month and then stop from that. Well, me being the awnry person I am, took the 25mg for 2 weeks and then went cold turkey. I haven't had any Zoloft since Dec 12. The entire time, I have had horrible headaches, they get worse with noise. I almost feel like I am in a constant state of a hangover. The dizziness, headaches, irritability. And having a toddler around pretty much exacerbates these effects.
I am wanting to know when these withdrawal side effects will subside??