himmy, I have taken Zoloft, off and on, for the last 10 years or so. It never made me gain weight. This is probably my fourth time on it, and so far i've actually been losing weight.
The only other SSRI I ever took was Paxil, and that caused me to gain 60 pounds in a year!!! YUK!
The Following User Says Thank You to Foxxii For This Useful Post: himmylover (11-04-2011)
My experience with Zoloft is that it works great for my GAD, and Panic Disorder. After i'm on it for a while EVERYTHING goes away and I can function like a "normal" person again, that's why I chose to go back on it. I recently started perimenopause and THAT set everything in motion again! But it's 10 times worse now because of my hormones going crazy. Both my pdoc, and my gyno, told me it was going to be ALOT worse during this time, I didn't believe them at first, I thought "yea like it can really get worse than what it already has been for the last 25 years" BOY was I wrong! I pray to God that it doesn't last like 10 years. LOL Good luck with everything, and I hope the Zoloft works just as well for you if you choose to take it. God Bless! Fox
The following user gives a hug of support to Foxxii: himmylover (11-05-2011)
You sound just like me. I think I am going through permi too. Yep, sure do @ 45! Many feamle problems and could not have children, and yes I am like you think I am definately in permi..................you have been a angel........
I am think about giving it a shot..............anything to lesson the anxiety, GAD, and gosh darn moodiness..........errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr , so us woman ever get a break?
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Given that you arnt getting releif from an SSRI, it might be worth trying Effexor in a dose of 150mg per day. This hits noradrenalin as well as seretonin, and can give panic attacks and GAD the "one two knock out punch"
Worth considering anyway.
Very best of luck
The desire to take medicines is what seperates man from the lower animals - William Ostler
Multiple anecdotes do not equal evidence - Me
The Following User Says Thank You to jonnstar For This Useful Post: himmylover (11-08-2011)
I've been on Zoloft for the better part of 15 years. I never gained any weight. I'm back on it again after about a year off of it and I'm actually LOSING weight for some reason. I've lost about 10 pounds and I'm not even trying to lose weight. Zoloft does decrease your appetite especially when you first go on it. I noticed I filled up faster and food didn't taste as good to me but that has gone away now and I don't notice any stomach issues anymore.
Thank you all so much for the feedback..........I am going to the dr. this morning and seeing about changing to Zoloft, and hopefully it will work better for me...........I am loosing my father in law to cancer, and a mom to dementia and just don't know how much more I can take............life is rough........thank god I have a loving husband to help me through all this and I need to be strong for him as well..............
The following user gives a hug of support to himmylover: Foxxii (11-09-2011)
Thank you so very much for your kind words and encouragement. I forgot to mention I have a adult brother that is handicapped and have to deal with this too. BUT I know that god is going to help me through this.........
My doctor was very loving today, she cried with me and gave me an hug, and now tomorrow being a new day, I will start my low dose of Zoloft, and keep trying to move forward.
You made my day by just writing and telling me your thoughts and I thank you for your support.
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The following user gives a hug of support to himmylover: momoftrio (11-09-2011)