Our expert says:
I'm sorry to hear you've battled with weight problems. As I'm sure you're aware, this is a known side effect of many types of medication to treat depression. However, there are alternatives, and it's well worth looking into some. I know of cases where a change in medication is all it takes to reverse weight gain and then you're able to even lose weight.
Obviously, you can't do this at the expense of treating your depression, but this is one side effect that simply doesn't work, because if you're now beginning to feel awful as a result of weight gain, well, then that seems counter productive to treating depression anyway! So it's something you should consider speaking with your doctor about - it's a serious issue for you, and so there's nothing at all wrong with saying that you HAVE TO explore other options with regards to medication.
Unfortunately, short of doing this, there's not much more you can aim to do - you could probably train 60 minutes a day, every day, and still see little change, because the medication will win over the exercise and diet, so this is important to consider.
Good luck, I hope you can sort it out!
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