Sertraline :: Weight Gain?

Jun 9, 2016

So I have been on 25mg of sertraline for a little over a month now and my dr just upped my dose to 50mg. Opinions on weight gain would be appreciated.  A few years back I was on celexa and gained over 30 pounds (i've lost most of it now but it took forever and I do not want to get that heavy again)

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Sertraline :: Weight Loss/ Gain?

I am 32 female and I am suffering depression for a long time on and off. last 2 months due to medical problems my low mood became permanent depression. Today I saw psychiatrist and she suggested taking sertraline 50mg. she said its my choice as she can't force me.

My main worry is Weight, as I have/had eating disorder I control my eating to stay slim. I am not under weight at all. (in fact in last 2 months I put a bit of weight but scared to weight myself)

I am not such a person that depression caused weight loss, or lack of appetite.

I want to know does sertraline cause weight gain or weight loss. She said any time I can stop it and I am due to see her next month. I know it takes 2-6 weeks to see the benefit.

Please give me your experience especially those who are slim before starting the medication. Did you lost weight or gain?

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What I'd like to know is has anyone else gained weight whilst taking sertraline? 

Has anyone gained and been able to lose weight whilst still on sertraline? 

I am currently weaning off it slowly but envisage I'll be on it until the end of Sep. Currently on 25mg from 50mg a day.

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Over the last few months i have managed to reduce myself slowly to 50 mg which hasn't been easy.and have now noticed that I am loosing a bit of weight. I wondered if anyone could tell me if they have experienced this to? I know the sertraline helped me to put the weight on in the first place and it defiantly doesn't help trying to lose weight while on them. I have found trying to lose weight on it very difficult. I have never certainly never struggled in the past when I wasn't on Sertraline.

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I have been told today that I should restart the tablets as my T4 is now instead of the norm of 10 to 25 gone up to 70. I am worried that if I start the tablets my weight will go up very quickly. I have all the symptoms, shaking hands, lump in the throat, can't stand heat etc.

Having been in this situation before I am very worried and not sure what to do even thought I have told my doc my concerns re weight gain.

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I haven't changed my eating habits much at all, in the first few weeks I ate more but once I noticed the weight gain I started eating only healthy foods and small quantities but it hasn't shifted the weight just slowed the gain down.

I am seeking help as to how people have come off the medication, and what effect it has had on their weight. Did it come off easily? How long did it take to lose the weight etc...?

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This is my second time on carbimazole, my first was about four months after the birth of my son, i had the racing heart and heat intolerance and other symptoms but mostly of underactive thyroid and i too gain two, three stone. My doctor did more bloods and my levels had returned to normal so my doctor took me off them. Recently I've been feeling quite unwell so decided to go docs for bloods and was quite shocked to find my thyroid had gone overactive again but all my symptoms point to underactive thyroid, feeling exhausted, aching muscles, one and a half stone weight gain, my doctor has never known anyone put weight on, which i thinks is the worst problem after losing three stone I'm almost back to square one again, an really fed up with it an feeling so shattered aren't we meant to be full of life. My doctors not the best and not very helpful just told me i would stay on them a lot longer as I'd had it before, do people stay on them for life or can the carbimazole correct it for good, don't have much info on overactive thyroid.

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