I've been on a bunch of antidepressants, found my appetite increase a bit on ones which were meant to often cause weight loss, and seen my weight slide while on ones supposedly linked to weight gain.
As someone on the other end of the scale, struggling to keep weight on, I know how stressful these changes can be - I can imagine they're as bad though different if you're trying to lose. However, that weight gain is the most depressing thing ever... Try drug resistant anti depressants and the sheer desperation that nothing will ever get better and life will be long term unliveable.
Weight of course affects mood, but to give a physical example, easier for some - my young outdoorsy cousin was diagnosed with leukaemia. The drugs robbed him of the sun and of swimming, made him sick and made him balloon from skinny to pasty and fat. They saved his life. He's now back in the sea, living life, laughing with me.
Meds aren't perfect. They might affect weight. But the side effects won't always affect you, and they are prescribed to you for a reason and can help (or so I'm told, with antidepressants!).
- 8/30/2015 5:21:47 PM