Suggest ways to lose weight while on Zoloft

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Posted on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 in Mental Health
Question: I'm struggling with losing weight on zoloft. I am taking 50 mg for panic attacks. Anything else I can take that will help my panic attacks but still lose weight?
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Answered by Dr. Shubham Mehta 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
need some details.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome here.
I understand your concerns.

Have you tried any other medications except zoloft?
Since when you are taking zoloft?
Any changes in the dose in recent times?

Kindly revert back with these details.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shubham Mehta 37 minutes later
No I have not tried any other meds.

I started taking it 10 years ago.

No change to dose since then.
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Answered by Dr. Shubham Mehta 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
bupropion can facilitate weight loss.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the reply.

Almost all anti-anxiety drugs can cause weight gain.

The only drug which is claimed to be useful in such cases is bupropion. It facilitates weight loss.

In my opinion, you can take this drug(under doctor's supervision) with zoloft. Once it starts showing its effects in 2-3 weeks, you can reduce zoloft gradually.

Also, brisk walking 30 mins per day, drinking plenty of water, avoiding fatty food can help.

Hope you find my suggestions useful.

Take care.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shubham Mehta 5 minutes later
I work out 5 days a week for 60 minutes.
Does the drug you mentioned help panic/anxiety?
I just googled it and found it's for depression?
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Answered by Dr. Shubham Mehta 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
both antidepressant and antianxiety actions.

Detailed Answer:
Yes its an antidepressant primarily.
But even zoloft is an antidepressant primarily.

Bupropion has anti-anxiety properties alongwith antidepressant actions.

Also, there are no other anti anxiety drugs which facilitate weight loss.

Hope this answees your query.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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