Yes, it can cause weight gain in some people. My massive weight gain (50+ pounds) was a direct result of medication (anti-depressants among them and what I believe to be the biggest contributor). Eventually, I stopped the meds because they made me sicker, but if they're working for you, please talk to your doctor. There are so many to choose from and I know they can help people; unfortunately they caused me more harm than good and most of my doctors didn't listen to me.
yes I gained on that when I used it, welbutrin is the one I didn't gain any weight on when I was on it. I believe I even lost weight on that one and I think losing weight is a side effect if I remember correctly. I had to go off of them though cause it totally through off my libido and god I didn't want that..
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Most of those anti depressants, if you read the patient info included, they do cause weight gain. The kinds my dh was using had that info in all of them.............
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I'm glad to hear that. It means there is hope. I don't want to quit taking the Zoloft because it's helped me so much, but I don't want to struggle with the weight either.
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I guess I'm lucky or very determined. It hasn't caused me to gain. Lexapro didn't work and was very expensive. $40 vs $3 with my insurance. I did gain weight with Lexapro. Zoloft makes me feel alive.
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Yes. It will make you gain weight. I know several people on Lexapro and they have lost weight, but not me.
Weight gain is a side effect of many of these kinds of drugs. If you're sure the weight gain is strictly related to the meds, you might ask your doctor if you can try a different one to see if it has less of an effect.
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I have gained about 20 pounds over the 6-12 months. I started taking Zoloft in Sept 2012 and wondered if that would have slowed my metabolism. I am relatively new to this site, and wanted to know if anyone has some insight here. - Thanks
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