Does Strees and Depression also Make you Gain Weight?

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ZIGGY

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Aug 15, 2007
 
I have had ALOT going on in my life and I was wondering if you could gain weight this way. I have not changed my eating habits but I am gaining and already being depressed is bad enough now I am dealing with weight gain. It is so bad that I don't have any clothes to wear. No I am not pregnant!! I have taken 3 tests and have had my period. What is wrong with me?

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Aug 15, 2007
 
ZIGGY wrote:
I have had ALOT going on in my life and I was wondering if you could gain weight this way. I have not changed my eating habits but I am gaining and already being depressed is bad enough now I am dealing with weight gain. It is so bad that I don't have any clothes to wear. No I am not pregnant!! I have taken 3 tests and have had my period. What is wrong with me?
What medications are you on for depression? I just started taking Lexapro myself yesterday & if I'm not mistakaen one of the side effects is an increase in appetite/weight gain so perhaps that might be the problem?

You should be sure to mention this problem to your psychiatrist at your next appointment so that he/she may be able to help you with your concerns about weight gain I wish you the best of luck.:)
ZIGGY

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Aug 16, 2007
 
Mike in Va wrote:
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What medications are you on for depression? I just started taking Lexapro myself yesterday & if I'm not mistakaen one of the side effects is an increase in appetite/weight gain so perhaps that might be the problem?
You should be sure to mention this problem to your psychiatrist at your next appointment so that he/she may be able to help you with your concerns about weight gain I wish you the best of luck.:)
Thanks!! Actually I have not really seen a doctor yet. See my stress and depression came on after I was being stalked and then threatened that he was going to harm my family. It has now stopped since I contacted the police and they had a long talk with him, but that was only 3 weeks ago and I still get stressed and upset. This has been so hard for me and I hope my life goes back to what it use to be before all of this.

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Aug 16, 2007
 
ZIGGY wrote:
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Thanks!! Actually I have not really seen a doctor yet. See my stress and depression came on after I was being stalked and then threatened that he was going to harm my family. It has now stopped since I contacted the police and they had a long talk with him, but that was only 3 weeks ago and I still get stressed and upset. This has been so hard for me and I hope my life goes back to what it use to be before all of this.
Well you really should see a doctor so they can give you a psychiatrist referral,that along with therapy & medication can help.

You might have what's known as GAD,or general anxiety disorder as the result of your experience.I was reading about it in the Lexapro brochure that was included with my meds the other day.

I've been in therapy for three weeks now myself because I've been depressed ever since the birth of my nephew.I keep feeling as though I'll never reach my goals of having a family of my own & it really hurts feeling this way.

Even with the medication,which I only began taking a couple days ago there are still days where I'll just feel miserable & almost start crying for no reason,and today was no exception.

There's a thread on the top stories forum here at topix in which a whole bunch of us are helping each other deal with our depression symptoms,I've met quite a few people there who seem real supportive so I can post the link if you'd like to come over there & join us.

You could also post your email addy in this thread & I can send you the link that way,as well as just to talk to one another if you'd like.Take care Ziggy & I hope you feel better soon.
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Aug 17, 2007
 
Mike in Va wrote:
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Well you really should see a doctor so they can give you a psychiatrist referral,that along with therapy & medication can help.

You could also post your email addy in this thread & I can send you the link that way,as well as just to talk to one another if you'd like.Take care Ziggy & I hope you feel better soon.
Thank you so much I am new here so I really don't know much about topix.
Aww you just have not found the right person but hopefully one day soon you will. You seem to be a nice guy.

I do have one son that started kindergarden myself that is why I have got to pull myself out of this slump.

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Aug 17, 2007
 
ZIGGY wrote:
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Thank you so much I am new here so I really don't know much about topix.
Aww you just have not found the right person but hopefully one day soon you will. You seem to be a nice guy.
I do have one son that started kindergarden myself that is why I have got to pull myself out of this slump.
You know,that's one of the things that my therapist recommended....focusing on family & how hurt they'd be without you.Still it's tough dealing with the symptoms of depression even with therapy & medication.

I've got my eye on this one girl,Katelyn down at starbucks.I was sort of flirting with her a couple weeks ago while she was there picking up a drink but havn't seen her since then.We didn't talk long enough to exchange names or anything so the next day I sorta asked one of her co-workers who she was.

I swear if it weren't for the housework that needed to be done yesterday I could've gotten down there to see her in the afternoon when she was working but when I got down there at around 8:30 or so she'd already left for the day.

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Aug 17, 2007
 
http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TBS9S33...

Here's that thread I was telling you about so feel free to come on over & join us if you'd like.
Ziggy

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Aug 20, 2007
 
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You know,that's one of the things that my therapist recommended....focusing on family & how hurt they'd be without you.Still it's tough dealing with the symptoms of depression even with therapy & medication.
I've got my eye on this one girl,Katelyn down at starbucks.I was sort of flirting with her a couple weeks ago while she was there picking up a drink but havn't seen her since then.We didn't talk long enough to exchange names or anything so the next day I sorta asked one of her co-workers who she was.
I know that you will find someone! You seem to be VERY nice and I hope nothing but the best for you!! I will try to look at the other thread in top stories. I just have been a little busy at work. You take care and be safe. Oh how was your weekend?

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Aug 20, 2007
 
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I know that you will find someone! You seem to be VERY nice and I hope nothing but the best for you!! I will try to look at the other thread in top stories. I just have been a little busy at work. You take care and be safe. Oh how was your weekend?
Thanks. I stopped in for a visit at SB today & found out that Katelyn is already going out with someone so it looks like it's back to square one for me.I've been rather mildly depressed the last couple days despite being on the medication but I hope things improve soon.

So how was your weekend?I hope that everything went alright & that you've managed to stay safe as well & I hope to hear from you again soon.:)
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Aug 21, 2007
 
Mike in Va wrote:
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Thanks. I stopped in for a visit at SB today & found out that Katelyn is already going out with someone so it looks like it's back to square one for me.I've been rather mildly depressed the last couple days despite being on the medication but I hope things improve soon.
So how was your weekend?I hope that everything went alright & that you've managed to stay safe as well & I hope to hear from you again soon.:)
Aww!! You will just have to keep on looking but just be VERY careful because you can wind up getting hurt. Look at me!! My weekend was pretty good I took my son swimming and we had a good time. Things will get better. I am sure of it!!

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Aug 21, 2007
 
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Aww!! You will just have to keep on looking but just be VERY careful because you can wind up getting hurt. Look at me!! My weekend was pretty good I took my son swimming and we had a good time. Things will get better. I am sure of it!!
You're right although it's gonna be hard to do...heck it w as difficult just talking to someone the first time around.

I'm glad that you got to spend some time outdoors with your son.It must be difficult for you to even leave the house in light of what's happened to you.

If you want we could also communicate via email,you can reach me at batwingfan@aol.com. I hope to hear from you soon & if you decide to email me just let me know that you're on Topix so I know who you are.

I've got several friends here now who I communicate with via email from the various boards that I'm posting in.I have to wait another two weeks before I'm assigned to a new therapist but my original therapist said to giver her a call if there are any problems.I just hope I can hold out that long.
Ziggy

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Aug 22, 2007
 
Mike in Va wrote:
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If you want we could also communicate via email,you can reach me at batwingfan@aol.com.I have to wait another two weeks before I'm assigned to a new therapist but my original therapist said to giver her a call if there are any problems.I just hope I can hold out that long.
You are so sweet and YES it is VERY hard sometimes but we are going to be okay!! It has been almost a month since I called the police and I have not seen him and so not plan on seeing him anymore. I was too nice to him and then he started his crapp so I have to watch out not to be too nice to men especially because some take it the wrong way. Thank you for your email addy I might use it once I start tructing people a little more but for right now I enjoy just having someone to talk to here. I hope you understand. I lost all my trust with what had happened to me. I hope to hear from you real soon. Take Care!

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Aug 22, 2007
 
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You are so sweet and YES it is VERY hard sometimes but we are going to be okay!! It has been almost a month since I called the police and I have not seen him and so not plan on seeing him anymore. I was too nice to him and then he started his crapp so I have to watch out not to be too nice to men especially because some take it the wrong way. Thank you for your email addy I might use it once I start tructing people a little more but for right now I enjoy just having someone to talk to here. I hope you understand. I lost all my trust with what had happened to me. I hope to hear from you real soon. Take Care!
Thank you & after all that you've been through I can understand why you're hesitant to communicate off the forum right now. I just hope that things get better for you real soon & you may have what's known as GAD or general anxiety disorder,I was reading up about it in the Lexapro brochure.

After my dad died back in 04 my sister developed GAD & still has it.I was suprised to learn recently that my brother is also depressed & on medication for it & now I'm dealing with depression so there must be a history of it in the family.

Just save my email addy in case you ever feel like talking to me & I hope that you have a good day & hope to hear from you real soon.:)I swear my depression must be returning because since friday I've felt just plain bad & today is no exception.I hope that it'll pass soon though because I hate feeling this way.
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Aug 22, 2007
 
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Thank you & after all that you've been through I can understand why you're hesitant to communicate off the forum right now.
Just save my email addy in case you ever feel like talking to me & I hope that you have a good day & hope to hear from you real soon.:)I swear my depression must be returning because since friday I've felt just plain bad & today is no exception.I hope that it'll pass soon though because I hate feeling this way.
I am doing lots better right now. I hope you don't take this the wrong way but I will truthfully pray for you!! Prayer has helped me move on and yes I am a Christian and I do believe in God and that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. You know what!! I want people to know that everyone has a father!! I hope you feel better real soon!!

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Aug 22, 2007
 
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I am doing lots better right now. I hope you don't take this the wrong way but I will truthfully pray for you!! Prayer has helped me move on and yes I am a Christian and I do believe in God and that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. You know what!! I want people to know that everyone has a father!! I hope you feel better real soon!!
Thanks,it's been a tough evening for me because I've been feeling pretty bad lately again.

I had to call emergency services this evening after a phone call from my brother really set me off....I was on the verge of hurting myself again but fortunately I called just in time.The girl I spoke with said that she'll notify my therapist about what's going on & we'll take it from there.
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Aug 23, 2007
 
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