My wedding photo at 115 pounds. To the right, me after four kids: 128 pounds. Bottom. Me after losing to mid-term babies and taking Paxil for 7 years: 234 pounds. Disheartening? I can barely look at those early pictures and I definitely hate looking at the more recent ones. But little by little, those 100+ pounds are coming off. I've whittled off about 45. I'm remembering that I didn't get fat overnight and I won't get thin fast either. One tool I employed was quitting the SSRI and all antidepressants. I was packing on pounds like a snowball rolling downhill. I'm seeking out natural mood stabilizers Here are some. Natural antidepressants.