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Horseshoe Bend, AR
A 55-year-old female asked:

Re enter. started taking zoloft (sertraline) 15 years ago for anxiety 5'4 192 lbs how can i lose this weight it is depressing should i stop zoloft (sertraline) ?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Zoloft (sertraline) and weight: Stopping zoloft (sertraline) without your physician's agreement may risk anxiety relapse. Also, stopping zoloft (sertraline) may not by itself change your weight. It may be more helpful to work on your anxiety with a psychologist or other therapist so that you have other methods to deal with anxiety, and change your personal exercise and food plans so that you begin losing weight. Personal trainers can help you also.
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 54 years experience
Go back to your Dr.: Unfortunately, a lot of antidepressants cause weight gain. Instead of stopping the zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) go back to your doctor and have the zoloft (sertraline) crosstapered to another antidepressant of the same family of ssris. There are new antidepressants similar to zoloft (sertraline) that do not cause weight gain.

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