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I've gained 8 lbs from Zoloft and CAN'T Lose it!!!

Posted by Cinderella on October 21, 2004, at 16:52:28

Hi everyone...remember me? I started the Zoloft back in August and it has just turned me into a nice, numb cuddly person who's always smiling and always the same and now...8 lbs heavier! I know 8 lbs doesn't seem like alot but I am a dancer and keeping my slender shape is important to me. Last week, I tried to lose it. I went on a 1400 calorie diet and did an extra 30 minutes on the eliptical trainer everyday. (I'm very disciplined.) I watched EVERYTHING that went in my mouth and counted calories precisely in order that I should lose a pound in a week. I LOST NOTHING and I am starving. Today I said, "screw this" and ate 2 blocks of the Eagle Brand fudge my husband made last weekend. It was wonderful! I feel fat and unsexy though and I HATE not being interested in sex. My doctor actually wants me to increase my Zoloft dose now to 100 mgs for pain control for my arthritis! NO WAY. I'm beginning to think I'd rather be thin and unhappy than keep gaining weight like this. I want off of Zoloft. Maybe I can ask my doc about going on Wellbutrin. Anyone else tried to lose weight while on these dang SSRI's??????




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