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antidepressants and training

Im supposed to be on antidepressants,(zoloft) but i stopped taking it. Im going to start taking it again since ive been really depressed. I was just wondering if anyone knew if these drugs has any adverse effects on training/fat loss?

I dont’ know about Zoloft, but when i was on Effexor, it was the best weight gainer ever. But I had the hardest time dropping weight while I was on. Best wishes, take the meds if you need them, if your depressed your training probably suffers anyway.

I remember reading that SRI’s had the “side effect” of fat loss… though I haven’t seen anything about this in a while.