I had been saying for quite some time that my goal was to get off my psych meds because they had caused significant weight gain for me.
I had weaned myself off abilify and hydroxyzine. Quite easily I may add. The Zoloft I knew was going to be the hardest wean because I’ve been on it the longest.
I was on 200mg of Zoloft. I was able to get myself down to 150mg and then 100mg with ease.
I thought 50mg would be easy as well.. quite the opposite.
Once I had started 50mg, my depression increased drastically. I was always crying, in a bad mood, suicidal and just not wanting to do anything.
I had tried going back and forth between 100mg and 50mg hoping my body would find a balance. I was at least stable on the 100mg days, but on the 50mg days, I was a mess.
I have been on the 100mg stable for 2 months now. I don’t feel it’s helping me at all. That I’m still declining.
I have decided that for me to be off all psych meds at this point is really not a good idea. I’m not sure mentally how I would react. This is why I’m okay with staying on meds right now.
My next step is to meet with my psychiatrist again next month to discuss either Prozac or Celexa. Non weight gaining medications. To see how I react and to see if it helps with the weight loss.
Meds are not for everyone and that’s okay. If you’re on meds, that’s okay too. No judgement. You need to do what’s best for you.
Hopefully the med change will help me and with pushing though on this weight loss, I hope I can see some results here- mentally and physically.