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Old 04-25-2004, 01:59 AM   #1
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Unhappy AD help

Hi guys,
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.

 
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Old 04-25-2004, 09:36 PM   #2
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Re: AD help

Anybody? Any responses will do....

 
Old 04-25-2004, 10:24 PM   #3
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Re: AD help

hey...i do'nt know if i'll be really much help...i tried lexapro and was on it for like 3 and a 1/2 months and i didn't gain any weight...i just switched to wellbutrin xl and i'm never hungry--i could go a whole day w/o eating, i just kind of force something down to make me somewhat healthy...don't know if that helps at all??? and the wellbutrin really helps me too-=--the first couple days were rough=- i was really moody adn would just all of sudden snap adn be angry, but after a couple days that went away....
good luck!!
peace
cloudnine

 
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