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Over a period of 4 months I put on 27lbs with Zoloft. Now I'm on Effexor (have been for about 3 months). The doctor said that I should be able to lose the weight on effexor but it's not budging! I eat so well and exercise sooo much but the weight is just sitting there.

I want to be happy but this weight is making me absolutely miserable and frustrated. I know so many people have the same problem but I just need some tips and support. I want to be off of antidepressants but I know they haven't done their job yet. I'm so scared of gaining even more weight and that even when I stop the medication the weight won't go anywhere. This is making me even more depressed than I already am.
Quote from Lady_Raven:
Over a period of 4 months I put on 27lbs with Zoloft. Now I'm on Effexor (have been for about 3 months). The doctor said that I should be able to lose the weight on effexor but it's not budging! I eat so well and exercise sooo much but the weight is just sitting there.

I want to be happy but this weight is making me absolutely miserable and frustrated. I know so many people have the same problem but I just need some tips and support. I want to be off of antidepressants but I know they haven't done their job yet. I'm so scared of gaining even more weight and that even when I stop the medication the weight won't go anywhere. This is making me even more depressed than I already am.



I'm sorry, I completely know how you feel. I am there. Unfortunately, for me, it was Effexor that put the most weight on me -- and that is not uncommon for Effexor.

Hopefully someone with experience with losing weight caused by ADs will give you some good advice. I just wanted to let you know I read your message and you're not alone.
Quote from Lady_Raven:
Over a period of 4 months I put on 27lbs with Zoloft. Now I'm on Effexor (have been for about 3 months). The doctor said that I should be able to lose the weight on effexor but it's not budging! I eat so well and exercise sooo much but the weight is just sitting there.

I want to be happy but this weight is making me absolutely miserable and frustrated. I know so many people have the same problem but I just need some tips and support. I want to be off of antidepressants but I know they haven't done their job yet. I'm so scared of gaining even more weight and that even when I stop the medication the weight won't go anywhere. This is making me even more depressed than I already am.


It's also extremely unhealthy. Overweight as we know can cause diabetes type 2, blood pressure problems, strain on the bones, heart and blood vessels. You must decide for yourself what to do in this issue; don't expect the doctor to solve it for you because he will never stop recommending medication; it's their thing you know!

I'm not saying don't take the medication; just weigh the pros and cons.....