I have struggled with my weight since turning 19, 9 years ago. I can now relate that to the time I started on Zoloft. I stopped it a couple of years later, but experienced no weight loss. When I was in graduate school (age 24) I started taking Paxil. At the same time, I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, and Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome. Soon after, I gained 40lbs in about a six month span. I all but stopped eating, but the weight never came off.
My doctor recently changed my medication from Paxil 20mg QD to Celexa 30mg QD. And, miraculously I seem to be losing weight. I have been dieting, but not aggressively.
My question is: Is it possible that I have found an SSRI that is a better fit personally and is causing this weight loss or is this likely just the calm before the storm, and the weight loss can more likely be attributed to an increase in medication (dosage), and will soon be followed with a weight gain?