And you might have a hunch that your weight problems are due (at least partially) to taking the prescription SSRI Anti-Depressant Zoloft.
If you are experiencing unexplained weight gain (more common) or weight loss (less common), it could be due to how Zoloft can stop the body from being able to monitor itself metabolically. And if it happened without changing your diet or exercise routine at all? Well that’s really a bummer. You work hard to stay healthy – so it really sucks if you continue to gain weight regardless of your efforts. In the end many people decide that the negative effects of Zoloft and weight gain and try something else. As a caveat, some people decide that the positive effects on their emotional wellbeing far outweigh the weight gain issue. So, for you, do you think Zoloft is doing you more harm than good? You might already know the answer, but let’s take a closer look at the drug and the potential for related weight problems in this post. Zoloft alters the bodies serotonin signaling system by inhibiting the bodies re-uptake of serotonin in the blood. Serotonin levels effect your mood. It’s thought to stress the pancreas, among other organs and body regulatory systems, which in turn messes with your blood sugar and insulin levels.
Under normal circumstances the body should be able to find a sort of equilibrium with blood sugar levels.
All this is happening while the drug itself is artificially altering blood sugar levels in ways which might be completely contrary to what the itself body would want to do.


Typically, the tendencies of Zoloft to cause dysregulation of the metabolic system span to both men and women equally. 5.) Are there ways to counter weight issues from Zoloft without getting off the medication? Many times people don’t experience much of a change in their weight for months after starting the medication, but after 6 months to a year they start to see their body expanding. This can prove a conundrum for many, as the medication might be helping their quality of life substantially, but they also get very upset when they’re continuing to gain weight. If you are sure you want to stay on the med, maybe there are some ways to lessen the effects of weight gain?
I have been on Zoloft for a number of years, and have noticed more and more weight gain with each passing year that I’ve been on the medication.
Whether that something else be a different SSRI drug, or alternative ways to deal with emotional hardship.
This in turn triggers strong food cravings as your body constantly tries to figure out what the drug is doing.
It must learn how to maintain the levels well because if our blood sugar is low we become weak, and when its high we tax our system. Long term this drug can also lead to IBS and other inflammatory diseases, especially if the higher appetite signals from Zoloft result in eating unhealthy foods. So if you are getting strong cravings to eat, develop a good discernment whether or not you actually need to eat.


Each doctor I’ve been to has assured me that weight gain isn’t a side effect of this kind of medication, which has been very frustrating for me. Fat (especially saturated fat and omega 3 fatty acids) are extremely important for healthy weight and energy. Over the years, I’ve tried many different things, including the most obvious things – like diet and exercise – and have found little relief.
As I’ve researched this online, I’ve found lots of articles telling about how medications like this slow the metabolism, leading to metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and even pre-diabetes.
Some sites even suggest that patients be put on the diabetes medication, Metformin, to combat the drug-induced weight gain. I’ve purchased supplements from various websites, which were marketed to combat this drug-induced weight gain, but none of these products have worked for me. After all of the things I had tried, I wasn’t sure if this product could really be all that different. I started with a very small dose of the Plexus Slim each day, and noticed right away that I had more energy. I hadn’t expected to actually feel better, but I noticed that I wasn’t as fatigued as usual.



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