Monday, April 18, 2011
Weight-wise I've had a really crappy six months. And I thought it was all my fault. I've gained 30 pounds in that time, which is SO not like me. It usually takes YEARS to gain that kind of weight. What changed? We changed one of my anti-depressants. I told the doctor I was craving food like it was going out of style. I told her I was gaining. She said to keep on it and see. I finally took things into my own hands a couple of weeks ago and halved my dose. Guess what? I'm eating veggies again. I'm not craving so much fat and sugar anymore. I went to the web and did a more in depth search of side effects. Guess what? The patient list didn't say anything, but the physician list says that increased appetite and weight gain are FREQUENT side effects of this drug.
Damn, I'm PISSED!!!
So. Deep breath. In addition to eating less already, I'm more motivated and have been creating up a storm. I simply am devestated that an anti-depressant did so much damage in so short a time.
So, I'm back. I will try to be a frequent visitor here and get back in with my groups. I've got to start completely over with my weight loss, and I'm really, really, trying not to cry about it. I just read the side effects a few minutes ago, and I'm SHAKING with fury and disgust that it took me so long to figure this out. And that my doctor wasn't helpful.
The real irony is that I feel less depressed on a lower dose.