It could be your meds, thyroid or both. I hope you went to an Endocrinologist for the testing. They can do a more accurate test than a GP. I tried to tell my GP for years that I thought I had thyroid problems, but every test he did came back normal. Finally, he agreed to send me to an Endocrinologist with the explanation that they can do more through testing. Sure enough, I have hypothyroidism. I am now on medication for it. But it wasn't the cause of my weight gain (usually only causes you to put on a few pounds), nor was it my meds. Because I walk 6 miles a day and eat healthy, everything pointed to my meds. Finally my daughter asked me to start eating every few hours, small amounts of healthy food. I started doing this in January and by August I had lost 45 lbs. I seem to be at a weight now that is right for me as I still eat the same, but not losing any more weight nor gaining any. Are you sure your not retaining fluids? You've gained a large amount of weight in a short period, I would keep pushing for answers.
Been there, done that...
You're weight gain, more than likely, is as a result of your med's. I can speak for Zoloft anyway...It slows your metabolism so even if you don't eat a lot, you still gain weight. It is very difficult to lose also.You can't take diet pills to reverse the effects of Zoloft either because it will cancel out the good that the med's do. My boyfriend has had a difficult time dealing with the weight issue. Went from Fit to Fat in about 6 months of starting med's and have found no way around it. It's a choice...mental health vs. physical health.
I sometimes think doctors don't tell you the real percentage of weight gain with a drug.
I was on cipralex for years and it didn't matter how much I worked out, weight loss was minimal. On a high carb diet and no excercise, I gained 40 or so lbs.
Everytime I go off of cipralex I lose weight. I don't care what they say, cipralex causes weight gain.
I was on mirtzapanine for a short while and I felt happy for once but together with the cipralex the 30 lbs came back within a month! One could give these meds to HIV and Cancer patients to gain weight, in fact, I think they do. So, we as patients who sometimes suffer from body dysmorphia should be informed of any possibility of weight gain because feelings of frustration and humiliation from weight gain is a real factor in our depression!
I am now on cymbalta and have gained 3 lbs in 2 days. I hope it's only constipation because I don't know how healthy it is to be gaining so much weight so quickly. They tell you not to lose 30 lb in a month, but it seems fine to gain the same? No way!
We have to start telling our doctors to take our fear of gaining weight more seriously. They can't just lopp it off as not wanting to be fat. There's so many other factors involved.
Anyway, I'm seeing my dr next week to report on my first week of cymbalta. Let's hope my weight gain is temporary due to constipation than the drug itself. Otherwise I don't know what else I can do. I've tried almost everything.