We wrote an extensive report about the possible gain of weight while using Sertraline. However, the exact opposite may occur in some cases. You can inform yourself about Zoloft weight loss effects in this brief article we prepared for our readers.
As we explained in the previous article, many people will gain body weight on Zoloft because of the improvement in their lifestyle, but there are some who will lose weight while on the medication instead. It depends on the specific person and how their body reacts to sertraline.
Children and teens are more likely to lose weight due to sertraline, rather than adults, but occasionally there are adults who will lose a noticeable amount of weight in the process. Most patients who experience weight loss will only lose a few pounds, but there are some cases in which patients will lose twenty or more pounds.
If you begin to lose weight at first, it doesn’t necessarily mean it will stay that way. It’s possible that you will actually gain that weight back and even more weight in addition after the first few weeks. This is because your body adjusts to the medication, as Zoloft will usually suppress your appetite at first. Weigh yourself constantly so that you can maintain a healthy balance. If you become worried about weight loss, consult your physician with any concerns. Decreased dosage or changing your anti-depressant medication may be suggested.
Here are some common side effects that can make you lose body weight while using sertraline: Loss of previous appetite, nausea when eating (or afterwards), forgetfulness or laziness when it comes to making food or dieting, and exercising normally. Anti-depressants can also affect your metabolism.
Zoloft withdrawal will typically have an opposite effect on your body’s weight change. If you lose weight while using Zoloft, you are likely to gain weight during Zoloft withdrawal, and vice versa. This is mostly because of the lifestyle changes that will occur, such as regaining your depression or becoming more stressed, and in return changing your eating and exercise habits, for example.
There are other circumstances involved in Zoloft weight loss, depending on the person’s specific condition, such as for pregnant women and people combining sertraline with other medications. You will want to do a distinct research depending on your specific situation.