Prozac dosage for weight loss

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My physician responded to my request for help, and being discouraged about my lack of weight loss by trying to prescribe prozac for weight loss and of course depression. Since when does Prozac aide weight loss? I did not receive any response to what else could I do/try/ who to see etc. Or an answer as to what they syntroid was doing for me, since I was still not losing weight, but losing hair, and still had high triglycerides. Also no response to my ??
Paxil is a clone of Prozac but with a shorter half-life. Prozac leaves the body more slowly than Paxil. Perhaps this site (social audit site) would help to explain it, its one of many sites but at a quick guess it will probably give you a lead to answering your question fairly quickly :) http://www.socialaudit.org.uk/4200JOGL.htm#Prozac%20Backlash There's tons of info on the net (and I mean professional experts' information - the internet harbours both good and bad sites).
But I take it with Li and Seroquel and Prozac. The only side effect I'm still having is hair loss. It's not dramatic but it's noticeable to me. Mostly lose a lot on my brush and in the shower. It's a little thin in the back, but I don't know if that's really something other people notice. My hair is thick and curly so I don't think I'm noticing thinning if it's happened all over. And like you, cowgirlnerd, I've lost my spelling!! I don't know what to blame, but maybe it is the meds.
I take topamax to control seizures and I must say that I am surprised doctors prescribe it for weight loss alone, and that you are willing to put up with the side effects of it just for weight loss when there are other weight loss drugs out there. The "goofiness and loss of words" bothers me tremendously. I have been taking it since April and that hasn't abated any. Unfortunately I did not experience any weight loss or loss of appetite from it like everyone says. I take 200 mg a day.
Did anyone who went back on it continue to lose weight? I was told it didn't work the second time around for weight loss. Also, if I am refilling my prescription after being off it for 2 months, should I titrate up? Thanks.
I am on 500 mg and it has done nothing for weight loss. It actually constipated me for the first few days and gave me heartburn and chest pain. I don't know if that is normal or not. My doctor says I am insulin resistant and he thinks this will help me loss weight. Should I ask to increase it? Or is it to soon?
Other possible common side effects of Prozac are headache, nervousness, insomnia/anxiety, nausea/diarrhea, weight loss . Rare side effects of Prozac are drowsiness and rashes. According to the medical book I am consulting, you should discuss with your physician in all cases, insomnia/anxiety , nausea/diarrhea, and weight loss. I hope the information I've provided you can be helpful in some way. I wish you well.
I'm mainly worried about weight gain... I've read that Welbutrin XL causes weight loss.. Any feedback for that one will be good too. Thanks!
Initially, I experienced symptom relief with a touch of nausea here and there [that went away eventually], minimal weight loss and in the past few years, minimal weight gain. More importantly, I have decided it's time to get off of it since I have been have working hard on myself...therapy, self-help books, regular exercise, etc. After reading all these entries, I'd be lying if I didn't admit I find the task ahead quite daunting.
I was wondering, at what dosage did you notice a gain or loss of weight? I've read about people either gaining or losing weight, but no one says what dosage they're on. I'm taking 25mg right now and the doc and I were talking of moving me to 50mg. Standing at a whopping 5ft, I of course worry about the weight gain.
Headaches Swelling and/or pain in joints Burning or tingling in extremities Muscle twitching or contractions Tongue numbness and slurred speech Sweating Dizziness Confusion Chills or cold sweats Muscle weakness Extreme fatigue Diabetes or hypoglycemia Lowered immune system Seizures or convulsions Weight gain or weight loss Mood swings Altered personality Symptoms of mania, ie.
WILL THE WEIGHT COME OFF ONCE I'M OFF THE EFFEXOR? I READ THAT PROZAC WAS GOOD TO TAKE FOR THE WITHDRAWL, ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS?
Possible Adverse Effects Headache/ nervousness - common Insomnia/anxiety - common Nausea/diarrhea - common Weight loss - common Drowsiness -rare Sexual dysfunction -rare Rash -rash This information is from The Canadian Guide to Drugs and Supplements. It is been compiled by the Canadian Pharmacists Association and published by Reader's Digest.
I would never advise anyone to take prozac for any long period of time. I personally feel that prozac and other antidepressants should be used short term with a definite cut off date. After some time that I cannot identify, prozac simply stopped working and caused me to decline in my mental health. I welcome any comments to my comments.
Because of the potential weight loss side effect, Welbutrin is going thru clinical trials for weight loss. I'm about to start the blind study. I might get Welbutrin, Naltrexone or a placebo. My question before I start the trial is, what are the side effects if I'm not depressed and don't smoke?!
I've done some research and it seems some of the newer drugs (Effexor and Cymbalta) don't cause weight gain for as many people. In fact some cause weight loss. Has anyone had a good experience with Effexor/Effexor XR or Cymbalta?
All my mri's , ultrasounds, and cat scans show normal and even had a liver biopsy last year but I am sick as a dog. I am in pain, I cant eat, weight loss, plus I can go on and on with symtoms.
i have been on 40mg of prozac for years now and it helps me out greatly...but for the first 2 weeks it made my anxity worse but it went away...the only side afect i have from Prozac is i feel tired and yawn alot during certain points n the day...
If you start gaining weight you can always switch to Prozac. Another antidepressant good for anxiety is Effexor. This is an SNRI which is slightly different from Paxil, Lexapro, Prozac, etc. It is both a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor which acts as a dual combatant for anxiety.
I have been on 100mg of Topamax since the end of April. I immediately experienced the loss of appetite. I seaked the advice of a naturopath to use it to my advantage because I had about 80 pounds to lose. I see him every Friday and since then, I have lost 43 pounds...:-) It has not been difficult. It seems like he weight is coming off on its own now. I don't crave anything. I'm hoping to reach my goal by January.
SSRI's often cause weight loss initially. After your body gets used to the drug the weight gain usually kicks in. The only thing to do is try to stay away from the carbs and sweets that you seem to crave with long-term use.
Hi, have been on ssri's (Prozac currently for past 2 yrs) since 2004, was recently remarried in September 2007. I love my hubby dearly, but have very little interest in sex. I want to be with him, but he wants to please me and after extended sessions of trying we give up. I also have a problem with dryness, in my mouth, down there...etc... every lubricant we've tried feels like burning liquid fire!
I have been on multiple antidepressants including Zoloft, Effexor, Prozac & Luvox. I lost TONS of weight on Prozac, Zoloft & Effexor. Luvox was the only one to cause weight gain for me. I have been on anxiety medications such as Ativan & Xanax and experienced some weight gain. My point is that everyone reacts to medications differently and I think it's incorrect to say that antidepressants cause weight gain across the board.
how long before you noticed the weight-loss? I have been on it for about 3 weeks and have not seen any difference. I am still stressing, ver sensitive to everything, and have trouble sleeping. I do noticed that I am not as hungry as I used to be and I do have a little more energy. Please somebody respond!!
I have never heard that about Meridia but it is something I was thinking about asking my doctor about for weight loss reasons. I do have an appt. with the shrink tomorrow, so I am anxious to ask about it. I am sure in their line of work I am going to get the run around as far as using it as a weight loss toll, but hey what the heck. I am curious to see how it is working for you! Keep me posted!
The side effects I had from the prozac disappeared except for the loose stools. My Pych doc said the Prozac was too stimulating for me. On 6/22/10 I had a major anxiety attack/breakdown. I stopped eating because the anxiety was terrible. I had a CBC blood panel, Metabolic blood panel with normal results. I started on Klonopin about a week ago which seems to have lessened the stomach tightness and panic attacks.
I don't recollect making that recommendation as a general formula for avoiding the weight gain, but may have made that suggestion for a specific circumstance. At any rate, the weight gain comes from the stimulation of appetite, and the only way to avoid it is to control your portions, and exercise more, and be scrupulously attentive to the details of your eating so you don't use food to modulate your moods.. Emotional eating is the big problem, and if you want help with that, go to www.
Now I'm beginning to loss weight. I've been off the drug for about 4 months but I now have panic attacks like I'm going to go nuts if I don't get some Effexor. I've heard lots of good about Wellbutrin so I'm taking it now. Wellbutrin's side effect is weight loss not gain from what I've read and heard. It's not helping me much yet but I'm on the lowest dose and I'm going to try a higher dose.
I've been on Paxil for nearly a year (20mg) and I'm working my way off of it at 10 mg every other day for a couple of weeks, then 5 mg every other day for a few weeks. I just started the 5 mg dosage -- I want the extra weight off. I had probably gained 20 lbs. - but I did not need to. Because they made me tired, I took at night before I went to bed - seemed to work fine except for weight.
thanks for your responses. I have been on Lamictal twice. It didn't seem to do anything at all. I don't have much of an appetite and, if anything, I've eaten less since I started the lithium. Guess I'll wait and see what happens.
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