• Share. Be Supported. Recover.

    We are a friendly, safe community supporting each other's mental health. We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Weight loss after stopping antidepressants

L

levar85

New member
Joined
Feb 16, 2015
Messages
1
Hello all I was wondering if any of you could help. I've been on and off antidepressants for many years and have noticed after long term use I gain weight and no matter what I do I cannot shift it.

I tapered off effexor a couple of years ago and despite some weight loss the withdrawal was awful so I went onto prozac. After a year or so on prozac I again have gained weight and despite 1 hour of hard cardio exercise a day I cannot shift the weight. I tapered from 20mg (lowest dose) and stopped completely a week ago. I know the half life of prozac is long, but my weight has not shifted despite being off it. In the past when I haven't been on antidepressants and I do exercise like I am now - the weight easily came off.

Billy
 
SomersetScorpio

SomersetScorpio

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 17, 2012
Messages
13,529
Location
The West Country
Hi Billy, welcome to the forum.
Exercising is obviously really good to help in terms of weight loss, but I suppose i'm wondering if you're addressing what you're eating too?
Also, if you find that the weight isn't shifting at all, it might be worth going to see your GP. They might be able to run some blood tests just to check that there isn't another factor contributing to your weight - like thyroid issues etc.
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
B Weight Loss Depression Forum 4
M Constant losing interest in things such as weight loss/hobbies etc Depression Forum 3
P Depression and severe weight loss. Should I be concerned?? Depression Forum 3
S Wellbutrin Weight loss and energy Depression Forum 2
M Coming off quetiapine and weight loss Depression Forum 6
B Weight loss + sertraline Depression Forum 7
M Weight gain Depression Forum 1
C Antibiotic weight gain Depression Forum 1
M Weight gain Depression Forum 1
C Losing weight Depression Forum 6
E Medication weight gain... And lack of sex drive Depression Forum 3
K Antidepressant that doesn’t cause weight gain Depression Forum 4
D did wellbutrin make you lose weight? Depression Forum 4
wollie Weight and meds Depression Forum 42
vanish Depression and weight gaining meds? Depression Forum 2
Justafriend95 Losing to much weight (depression) Depression Forum 6
Fairy Lucretia i haven't been pulling my weight on here lately x Depression Forum 5
T I'm currently on Lustral ( sertraline,zoloft) but gaining a lot of weight need alternatives? Depression Forum 6
D A Weight Has Been Lifted Depression Forum 2
M weight gain and venlafaxine? Depression Forum 3
S URGENT: Does stopping Vyvanse cause weight gain? Depression Forum 1
M quetiapine and weight Depression Forum 3
A weight gain Depression Forum 1
A I can't lose weight Depression Forum 6
B quetiapine & weight gain Depression Forum 10
W Weight/Depression Medications Depression Forum 4
G Antidepressants and weight gain :( Depression Forum 2
H At a loss Depression Forum 3
sirhamsy A loss Depression Forum 11
Miserable How do you cope with the loss? Depression Forum 6
B coping with pet loss Depression Forum 18
ghostgirl80 Grieving over loss of nephew Depression Forum 7
L Medication and Memory Loss Depression Forum 17
jajingna Loss of interest Depression Forum 13
frisas45 Loss of Romantic desires Depression Forum 7
starfoxxy90 Greif and Loss with depression.. Depression Forum 2
L Loss of loved one Depression Forum 3
H At a loss - Not sure what else to try to help depression Depression Forum 6
G I'm at a loss Depression Forum 7
bluestar ocean (hair loss after stress?) I have read articles saying that after an episode of depression often a couple of months later there's extensive hair loss Depression Forum 1
A Complete Loss of Interest in Life, Please Help Me Depression Forum 5
Topcat Appetite loss Depression Forum 5
J Loss of loved ones and not knowing where to go from here Depression Forum 2
H Loss of appetite Depression Forum 1
J Memory Loss Depression Forum 3
J How do you cope with loss of interest? Depression Forum 6
C depression, anxiety and memory loss Depression Forum 4
P I feel at a loss, miscarriage Depression Forum 3
N How do I cope with loss Depression Forum 4
Butterfly15 Not sure where to put this (hearing loss linked with mental health) Depression Forum 4

Similar threads

Top