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Well I went to talk to my dr today about the weight gain I've experienced on SSRI's and I got scolded.

This summer I needed to make an appointment to renew my prescription and my regular dr was going to be on holidays for 2 weeks. So, I had no other choice than to schedule with another dr. It's a student health services office so we're allowed to schedule with anyone we want to. I always try to schedule with the same dr but obviously in this case it didn't work. The dr I went to see instead switched me from Zoloft to Effexor XR. That was fine.

Then last week I went in for a physical and somehow I was scheduled with another dr again. During the physical she asked me if I had any concerns and I said I was concerned about weight gain from my medication. So when I went to see my USUAL doctor today she lectured me for seeing other dr's. So that made me very angry to begin with because I can't work my schedule around a dr's who is only in there 2 days a week.

Next, she told me that it's impossible for my SSRIs to cause weight gain and that it must be my diet. I reminded her that I'd already been to see the nutrition nurse and she told me nothing was wrong with my diet and I'd also had my thyroid checked. She said that maybe I lie to myself about what I eat. Why the heck would I lie to myself when I'm trying so frickin hard to lose this weight??? THEN she told me my metabolism has probably slowed down as I got older (I'm 21). So not she's putting me through the same testing... thyroid and going to see a dietitian this time. I have been on the verge of tears all day because I"m so frustrated. I know that I'm not ready to come off of SSRI's but I want this weight to stop piling on.
Quote from Lady_Raven:
Well I went to talk to my dr today about the weight gain I've experienced on SSRI's and I got scolded.

This summer I needed to make an appointment to renew my prescription and my regular dr was going to be on holidays for 2 weeks. So, I had no other choice than to schedule with another dr. It's a student health services office so we're allowed to schedule with anyone we want to. I always try to schedule with the same dr but obviously in this case it didn't work. The dr I went to see instead switched me from Zoloft to Effexor XR. That was fine.

Then last week I went in for a physical and somehow I was scheduled with another dr again. During the physical she asked me if I had any concerns and I said I was concerned about weight gain from my medication. So when I went to see my USUAL doctor today she lectured me for seeing other dr's. So that made me very angry to begin with because I can't work my schedule around a dr's who is only in there 2 days a week.

Next, she told me that it's impossible for my SSRIs to cause weight gain and that it must be my diet. I reminded her that I'd already been to see the nutrition nurse and she told me nothing was wrong with my diet and I'd also had my thyroid checked. She said that maybe I lie to myself about what I eat. Why the heck would I lie to myself when I'm trying so frickin hard to lose this weight??? THEN she told me my metabolism has probably slowed down as I got older (I'm 21). So not she's putting me through the same testing... thyroid and going to see a dietitian this time. I have been on the verge of tears all day because I"m so frustrated. I know that I'm not ready to come off of SSRI's but I want this weight to stop piling on.


I'm sorry you went through that. I, too, have been accused of lying with regard to my weight gain -- which coincidentally (NOT) is during the exact same time period as the ADs.
Quote from Lady_Raven:
Well I went to talk to my dr today about the weight gain I've experienced on SSRI's and I got scolded.

This summer I needed to make an appointment to renew my prescription and my regular dr was going to be on holidays for 2 weeks. So, I had no other choice than to schedule with another dr. It's a student health services office so we're allowed to schedule with anyone we want to. I always try to schedule with the same dr but obviously in this case it didn't work. The dr I went to see instead switched me from Zoloft to Effexor XR. That was fine.

Then last week I went in for a physical and somehow I was scheduled with another dr again. During the physical she asked me if I had any concerns and I said I was concerned about weight gain from my medication. So when I went to see my USUAL doctor today she lectured me for seeing other dr's. So that made me very angry to begin with because I can't work my schedule around a dr's who is only in there 2 days a week.

Next, she told me that it's impossible for my SSRIs to cause weight gain and that it must be my diet. I reminded her that I'd already been to see the nutrition nurse and she told me nothing was wrong with my diet and I'd also had my thyroid checked. She said that maybe I lie to myself about what I eat. Why the heck would I lie to myself when I'm trying so frickin hard to lose this weight??? THEN she told me my metabolism has probably slowed down as I got older (I'm 21). So not she's putting me through the same testing... thyroid and going to see a dietitian this time. I have been on the verge of tears all day because I"m so frustrated. I know that I'm not ready to come off of SSRI's but I want this weight to stop piling on.


I had weight gain on Paxil. At first I actually lost weight, but then it increased. I ended up gaining more from when I started on it.