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    Old 01-21-2005, 02:51 PM   #1
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    Zoloft - Can it cause weight gain?

    I have been on 200mg of Zoloft for 10 years. It has become more apparent that my comstipation and wieght gain have become worse over the past year. Can being on the drug this long cause these problems? Also, Iam thinking about goinng down on my dose or complettly off to see if my stoumach and weight gain get better. Any ideas? Your help would be much appreciated.

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    Old 01-21-2005, 03:03 PM   #2
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    Re: Zoloft - Can it cause weight gain?

    I was on Zoloft (I think 150 mg) for 5 years, and it did cause me a little weight gain and constipation, as well as some other unpleasant side effects. But it seemed like it got better over time. That is a really long time to be on the med. Maybe your doc could prescribe something for your stomach, and as far as weight gain, maybe he/she could make some suggestions on how to get it off without having to alter your med. I hope you feel better...

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    Re: Zoloft - Can it cause weight gain?

    to david
    I think 10 yeqrs is long enough but quitting may be difficult, I would taper off very slowly and have some valium to help as needed
    before you quit, learn anxiety coping skills and relaxation as theres a chance your old problems will return
    these antidepressant meds dont alter your metabolism, some gain weight, some lose, most stay the same
    fear of weight gain is used as an excuse by some to not take them

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