My therapist and her nurse practitioner convinced me that it wasn't the medication that made people gain weight. They told me some of the meds trigger carb cravings plus make one become rather tired. They said that if I kept up my normal excersize routine and diet, I would be fine. Well, I did that. And still, I gained. Fast too.
My family doctor told me otherwise. He said drugs like Zoloft, Paxil, etc. can slow down the metabolism significantly in some people. So, therefore, even if I was active and watching my diet, it wasn't enough.
For a whole year, after I lost 30 lbs, I maintained my weight of 109. I was active and ate well but I wasn't overly obsessed. I would cheat occasionally but never did I gain one pound...until now. :(
After being on Wellbutrin for one week, I feel lighter. I'm down to 25 mg of Zoloft and ZERO Seroquel. I can already tell a difference. And I haven't even been to the gym in two weeks.
My advice to those gaining weight is to go to your doctor immediately and demand them to switch your meds. There is absolutely no reason that we should have to suffer like this. We are already battling depression and other mental illnesses. For me, not being able to feel comfortable was not worth it. Yes, the medication switch has been a bit trying, however, I feel better knowing I am being proactive.