3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Depression and Weight Issues

Depression and Weight Issues Have you been diagnosed with depression, are possibly on depression medication, and find it affects your weight loss efforts? Post here for support!

Thread Tools
Old 07-17-2013, 10:16 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2

Default Any Zoloft Takers??

Wondering if anyone is on Zoloft. I just started about 2 weeks ago and I'm scared to death of it causing weight gain. My depression packed on about 20 lbs through emotional eating, and I'm just hoping that if I stay on track with my eating that it will not make me gain or keep me from losing. I have 39 lbs to lost to reach my Christmas goal! Can anyone relate?
ThisGirlIsOnFire1983 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 10:42 AM   #2
Tohisha77's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 79

Height: 5'8


Good morning thisgirlisonfire1983
Yeah when Im depressed I can consume a pizza pie and a gallon of ice cream in an hour
I started on zoloft about a month and a half ago and so far I've lost 11lbs.
I guess since everyone's different it affects people differently,but It has definitely cut out my binges and severe moodiness.
I have been exercising too because my brain is in a good place now.

Since you've only been on it for 2 weeks,I'll say continue taking it and continue to exercise. Seeing that you emotionally eat,this probably will work for you

Last edited by Tohisha77; 07-18-2013 at 05:21 PM.
Tohisha77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 01:40 PM   #3
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 95

S/C/G: 175/143/130

Height: 5'4"


I tried zoloft and found it to be very effective and also weight-neutral. Ultimately I stopped due to sexual side effects, but I did not gain and may have lost 1 or 2 lbs on it. I'm like you in that I constantly eat when I'm depressed/anxious.. wish it were the other way around
citygirl89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 03:55 PM   #4
Gotta run!
Aunty Jam's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 923

S/C/G: 210/*ticker*/160

Height: 5'5


^ I had the same side effects My dose was reduced and I now take a welbutrin in the morning instead.

I've been on zoloft for years and I managed to lose a substantial amount of weight on it. I can't say if it would have been easier were I not on it but I managed to make it work.

I'm another emotional eater...
Personal best 5km - 35 minutes - 8/21/10
When choosing between two evils, I always like to pick the one I haven't tried before.
Goal reached 2012. Starting again... and again...
Aunty Jam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 08:06 PM   #5
There is no try.
Vex's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 1,274

S/C/G: 281/T/140

Height: 5'6"

Default re:

I also had those same side effects, that continue to this day even though I'm off of it...or maybe it's because I'm just old now.

Regarding weight though, you can definitely lose weight while on zoloft. It has been known to be a contributor to weight gain though. Since you're aware of that possibility though, you can take steps to keep an eye on yourself and should be fine.

High - 281
Current - 252
Low - 159 (2012)
Vex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 02:45 PM   #6
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 29


I'm sure I would have lost weight on it. I took one pill and threw up for 9 times lol...Never again.
mymagicnumber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 01:54 PM   #7
Senior Member
iriswhispers's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,589

S/C/G: 170/143/125

Height: 5'4"


I used to take zoloft and managed to lose weight while taking it. As Aunty Jam said, maybe the loss would have been easier if I hadn't been on it, but it definitely didn't stop me or make me gain.
iriswhispers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 09:44 AM   #8
One day at a time!
MamaApril's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Vermont
Posts: 24

S/C/G: 361/351/300

Height: 5'2"


I just started the generic form of Zoloft 3 days ago. I haven't taken it enough to really notice any side effects, but my doctor reassured me that it's one of the "lower possibility" of side effect antidepressants out there. Hopefully that stands true!
MamaApril is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 10:55 AM   #9
Senior Member
CrazyCatWoman's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Finland
Posts: 185

S/C/G: 300/see ticker/165

Height: 5ft 8in


I have been taking it now for 7 months and it has not stopped me from losing 50lbs. My depression was leading to me overeating. And the zoloft helped the depression loads.
CrazyCatWoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 04:15 PM   #10
Senior Member
Daki's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 531

S/C/G: 246/246/135

Height: 5'6


Having tried to lose weight both on and off Zoloft, I can say with certainty that for me the Zoloft helps me lose weight. My appetite is significantly reduced on it and it also really, really helps with binge eating. It also changes the way I feel hunger. My stomach stops growling and I don't get hunger pains, if I wait too long in between meals/snacks then I get nauseous.

Just for reference, I've been on it for almost a year and my dose is 100mg.
Daki is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Depression and Exercise Leenie Depression and Weight Issues 105 02-11-2018 02:49 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:47 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2