It’s no secret that I have suffered many years of gruelling depression and anxiety. I have always dodged antidepressants as I’ve always found the side effects too much to cope with.
I started Amitriptyline & Mirtazapine over 6 months ago and found the side effects were tolerable. But I suddenly noticed my clothes were shrinking and thought it must be a faulty washing machine causing this.
But then I figured I could not even button my jeans I decided to weigh myself and oh what a shock!
From 11 stone (69.8kg) to 14 stone (88.9kg)
This was a shock indeed, and how? Well turns out they slow the metabolism and cause weight gain and also triggering sugar craving.
I think it’s time to stick them in the bin and try and ease myself of antidepressants for good!