I was obviously younger 5 years ago and weighed probably 30 lbs less than I do now, would that have an affect on how many mg I need?
Do you find that Zoloft works well for your anxiety and what dose are you on?
As Insights mentioned, weight does not affect Zoloft (Setraline)mg use.
Excess weight, however, is often the result of a prolonged depression. For anxiety disorder sufferers, like myself, the uncontrolled anxiety leads to depression, due to the feeling of powerlessness from the uncontrolled anxiety. When stabilized on a SSRI/trycyclic, like Zoloft (Setraline), we can better control the anxiety, and feel more motivated to do things, such as go to the gym, exercise for 45 minutes at least three to four times a week, and choose healthier food choices, which would all lead to the reduction of the excess weight.
I take 175mg Setraline (Zoloft). Without it, I would have a difficult time to manage my anxiety, since my life mandates a lot, such as working a full time job, paying off a mortgage/car, working a side business, pursuing a second degree, managing family. etc. I've found it's easier to accomplish these things, with Zoloft(Setraline), than without. I will probably raise my intake of Setraline (Zoloft), later, based on what my future psych doctor and I discuss, since I'm planning to change doctors.
Do note, 200mg is the recommended, max dosage level of Zoloft (Setraline), however this forum has mentioned that some have successfully went higher to 300mg, under the supervision of a doctor, but normally these people are the type who stay on antidepressants long term, instead of a temporary measure. Also note that higher dosages do not imply that a person is emotionally challenged to need pills in order to live their lives, instead it's more to activate the brain for neurogenesis, since lower dosages may not force the brain to completely regenerate itself around the hippocampus.