A while back, I found out that I was suffering from bouts of depression. I started on the typical SSRI’s and ended up gaining a significant amount of weight. Due to reversing my progress, I wanted to get off of them.
How could I diet if these pills were not giving me a fair chance?
I started to think about genes and the fat ones that I inherited from my family. Just because I was predisposed to becoming obese didn’t mean I had to be obese.
There must be a way to not suffer from negative side effects, especially for drugs that a lot of people depend on.
But I realized that when I started walking for exercise, my endorphins kicked in, making me feel great both mentally and physically. There was something that I could physically do to not only beat the side effects of weight gain, but make myself feel better as well.
Now I am taking a more proactive attitude of not letting things just beat me down.
I know what will happen if I go off the pills; I’ll emotionally eat.
Major weight gain. Major depression.
I can stay on the medication; I’ll just need to keep walking, one step at a time.