I have had the same thing happen on Zoloft. I gained at least 30lbs, and it creeped up slowly. I'm not sure why your doctor won't switch you to another more benificial drug. It's not normal to sleep that long. I was just doing that until geez Tuesday. It was the combination of meds I was on. I would research some on the drugs for depression that may have lesser possiblities of gaining weight. Though a size 7 isn't too bad *winks*.
I'm on 2 meds that can do that now, but I am super vigilant about what I eat, and one of the drugs makes you lose your appetite, so who knows if between them it balances them out. I still have chocies from Xmas *gasps*, that's never happened before.
Here is a pretty good link that shows the different meds and their general side effects which I think could help you :)
If you think it's worthy print it out and take it to your doctor. Though, I have to put my personal opinion about avoiding the MAOI's, those should only be used before all other meds haven't working including taking meds in what we call "mood stabilizers"
Do you have a psychiatrist? or is it a GP(general practioner)? If you don't, I would highly recommend you get a referral to one, they are experts in these meds as well as most do some sort of counselling, mine only does that for 15 or so, BUT explains why I do the things I do, and points out better ways to handle things, which is invaluable, and is helping me more I think.
Let me know how you are doing. Expect some withdrawals, especially it you are on Paxil, Cymbalta and Effexor are nasty as well when you try to get off the meds.
Thank you for talking to me about your experience, i have been feeling kind of low lately and noone understands what im going through. My mom is the best but she doesn't understand. She doesn't understand depression and she tells me to just think about happy things and take control of my life. Depression just makes the happy things in my life not so happy anymore, well that's the best way i can explain it. I have a psychologist and a general doctor but she cant see me until March 10. And my psychologist wants me to stay on this med... i am already quitting it slowly, do you know what i should expect? Well, thanks again.