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Old 12-05-2002, 01:52 AM   #1  
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Default Zolof and Weight Gain

Hey everyone:
I was wondering if anyone had ever taken Zolof, the antidepressant. I was on it for two years a while back and initially I lost weight, about twenty pounds, but after a few months I started gaining and never really stopped gaining until I stopped taking it. (Just a note--I was not prescribed it for anything weight related.) I would consider taking it again for depression, but I'm still worried about possible weight gain, which is enough to make me reconsider. I didn't know if there was anything linking Zolof and weight gain, or if was just other things going on at the time that was making me gain weight, which is possible. Any thoughts about this is greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-05-2002, 08:47 AM   #2  
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Hi Maribeth

I was on Zoloft for a few months and switched because it made me really flippy, one day I was high the next I crashed. As far as weight gain, I didn't seem to have any problem with it but that might be because I wasn't on it long enuf.

The only thing I could suggest is tell your doctor and let him/her decide if thats the right choice for you.

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Old 12-05-2002, 10:48 AM   #3  
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I have a friend on Zoloft and she is as skinny as a rail...I am not so sure about the pill making you gain might make you feel hungry but the bottom line is more calories in vrs calories burnt off...I could be wrong.

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Sorry to say, that different drugs can affect people in different ways, so what happened to any of us may not be applicable to you. I've had a gain where others have had a loss, and a loss when others have gained.. go figure our crazy bodies.

Here are a few links for you to do some research about Zoloft: - the drug's website. Probably the best place to start.

Another valuable resource is your pharmacist... call him or her up and ask.. they really know their stuff.

One thing I DO notice that drugs can do very easily is make you not pay as close attention to things as you might normally have. Ask yourself, am I journaling or keeping track of my points . calories.. or whatever fits for your food plan? Are you getting exercise? The new guidelines are recommending 1 hour a day 6 days a week for weight loss. .. are you in the ballpark of this amount? You may have to shake up your food plan/exercise routine to combat the drugs side effects.. or else ask your doctor about another drug.

Good Luck Maribeth
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Old 12-09-2002, 10:57 PM   #5  
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Thanks for all of your responses!
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