I haven't written on the Depression board in awhile, I hope you're all doing well.
For awhile now, I've been seeing myself slowly slip back into feeling depressed a lot of the time--I took myself off of Zoloft cold turkey about a year and a half ago because of weight gain (that I had NO idea would happen), and my psychiatrist at the time told me that if I did that, chances I would become depressed again were pretty good. And I've been okay up until about 6 months ago or so. It's not real bad depression like I had before, where I just COULD NOT find the energy to even get out of bed during the day, or when I had no interest in anything at all. I'm still okay--functioning pretty normally. But in August, I have to get a job (I just finished a job that only goes from Nov.-Apr., and I've decided that for my own sanity, I would give myself a few months of relaxation), and I know that it will be very hard for me. Anyways, I'm blabbing here
My fiancee and I have been talking about me getting some help for a few months now, and I'm just beginning to realize that I really probably should. The problem is, I am terrified to go back onto AD's because, I do not want to gain any more weight than I did on the Zoloft, however I feel that if I decide to actually seek help, AD's will be the only thing that could make me feel better. I've been in counselling (not since my last bout of depression), and I don't find that it helped too much. The Zoloft made me feel a lot better, I could handle situations, I actually liked my life, but the weight gain is something I cannot do again. I'm still trying to lose the weight I gained on it, and after a year and a half of being off. So my question is, does anybody know if there's any AD's that don't have as high a risk of weight gain? Or what are some of the AD's you guys have used, and not gained any weight on? Thanks for reading this, all responses will be appreciated.