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Hey ya’ll, I am curious about people’s experience with side effects of Zoloft. I have gained about 40 lbs since starting 2 years ago and nothing I do affects it. I’ve considered weaning off but I’m worried about the brain zaps and I have heard it can make anxiety severe. I’m only on 50mg.

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    • MuneBeem

      873d

      Omg I’ve gained a lot in the few months I’ve been taking it! But I also stopped taking birth control and have PCOS, which probably contributed as well. I also have had a harder time waking up in the morning since starting Zoloft. Like “sleep right through my alarm going off several times” kind of hard, when I never had that problem in the past

    • MuneBeem

      873d

      Omg I’ve gained a lot in the few months I’ve been taking it! But I also stopped taking birth control and have PCOS, which probably contributed as well. I also have had a harder time waking up in the morning since starting Zoloft. Like “sleep right through my alarm going off several times” kind of hard, when I never had that problem in the past

    • Casper78

      879d

      I feel like it’s really all a matter of what medication helps decrease depression and anxiety, which is different for each person. And honestly yeah I could attribute my weight gain to stress and not eating healthy also. But like I said, I’d take that over feeling suicidal any day.

    • Calla

      879d

      I cannot take Zoloft as it gives me suicidal ideation but when I did I also gained weight.

    • hehee

      879d

      I gained around the same amount of weight and I've been taking 75-100mg. About the anxiety thing just try to find coping mechanisms, if the meds do harm you talk to your psychiatrist.

    • Sunshineseeker90

      879d

      Oh my gosh. You gain weight on zoloft?! None of my doctors told me that. I have gained like 90 lbs in the last five and a half years since I've been on Zoloft! I mean I'm sure its also due to stress and lack of eating healthy and exercise... but it seems like that could also be part of it.

    • Casper78

      879d

      I’ve been on Zoloft for about 6-7 years, and terrified to wean off it. I was taking lexapro before and I didn’t work for me so I weaned off and had brain zaps for months and went to the hospital for suicidal ideation. Tbh scared to wean off Zoloft. But having said that, I have gained weight since being on Zoloft but I’d take that over the suicidal thoughts any day..

    • hotpink23

      879d

      i just lowered my zoloft from 100mg to 75mg and I realized my mental health issues after decreasing it. I realized im bipolar and on the autism spectrum. id reccommend only lowering it if you dont self harm and are mentally strong and ready

    • Wintie

      879d

      My anxiety was extreme... And I had inappropriate thoughts about hurting myself. I also have gained weight but from other medication. However, I'd definitely talk to your health doctors about this situation. 💗

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