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Re: going off SSRIs- will I lose all this xtra weight? jealibeanz

Posted by olysi79 on May 1, 2007, at 14:38:04

In reply to Re: going off SSRIs- will I lose all this xtra weight? olysi79, posted by jealibeanz on May 1, 2007, at 12:04:39

Thanks for your personal experience with this.
It seems to make perfect sense. I am doing a SLOOOOWWWW taper now, so I probably won't see weight loss for months, which is ok. I am going to be patient with it and do my my best.

> > I am going off Zoloft after the SSRI merry-go-round and am going to do Parnate. My PDOC and I are slowly tapering me down off of the ZOLOFT.
> > I have gained over 60 POUNDS from these SSRIS over the past 5 years. Will I lose this weight naturally? I am naturally fairly thin and if I eat bad I can put on a few, but not like this!!!!
> > Anyone have any testimonials that they can offer as hope?
> Yes, I've done it before. I gained 20 lbs on Wellbutrin and 20 lbs on Effexor. Once I stopped the medication, the weight gain stopped.
> I never documented or tracked my progress, but it seemed like I had a plateau for a month, where I was exercising and eating healthy foods, but not losing weight. After that, I could lose the weight as long as I was active and ate well.
> For me, it was difficult. It seemed like losing weight was more of a struggle and slower than it would normally be when not related to the AD's. Eventually my metabolism was up to speed, but it took months.
> So, I'd say it's not impossible. You just need to be patient and don't be discouraged during the first month or so. I don't think I'm the only person who thought the beginning was the most difficult or saw no progress.




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