Fluoxetine weight gain

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Avatar f tn I lost all that weight, and am back to what I should be, but know, I will now gain all that weight again. Some anti-depressants do that. I know why I put on the weight - it was because I craved carbohydrates all the time. When I stopped I completely lost my appetite and could hardly eat. I don't know what is worse. One thing I do know is I would rather be overweight and the depression under control, than off medication with terrible depression. It is a difficult one this.
Avatar f tn Been on effexor which didn't cause weight gain but didn't help with anxiety/depression now on fluoxetine/Prozac and have ballooned in size from 12/16 not good anyone reccomend a weight free med or meds thanks Jessica
Avatar n tn You're doing what you need to do to lose the weight. The majority of the fluoxetine will be excreted in a few more weeks, so just be patient and continue eating right and exercising.
Avatar f tn However, it has one horrible and very common side effect, which is intense hunger and weight gain. I gained 50 pounds on Mirtazapine and even after quitting, I really have a hard time getting rid of them.
Avatar f tn The good thing about it is that it's the easiest to stop taking and doesn't usually have the weight gain and some other side effects associated with the others. The reason is that Prozac stays in your system almost a month, whereas the others leave your body within a matter of hours or a day or two. That's why it's believed to be easier to stop taking. But it is more stimulating, so if the increased anxiety continues it might not be the drug for you.
Avatar n tn 2005, at 25mg for three days then increased to 50mg thereafter, and underwent rapid and severe weight gain as a result. The Zoloft worked and everything was fine except for the weight gain. I tried other medications from Jan.-Mar. 2006, of this year, including Celexa, Luvox, Wellbutrin, and Prozac, and none of them worked and just made me worse off than I already was.
Avatar f tn Discuss your concerns with your doctor. There ARE ADs out there that will not cause weight gain..........some are even known to cause weight loss. If ANY part of your depression centered around your weight, your doctor should not have put you on one that is notorious for weight gain. I looked up the side effects for Celexa and found listed under GI: Anorexia and decreased appetite. But please understand that we all react differently to medications. I've known people to LOSE weight on Prozac...
Avatar f tn And I've heard that Effexor does really make you gain weight. It's so annoying! You start to feel better on the meds but the weight gain can really make you feel worse. Which other meds have you tried?
Avatar n tn bascially the reason for the background was they put me on buspar because it was a really good med for anxiety without weight gain side effects. adn ive been ok and actually lost a lot of weight.
Avatar n tn and olanzapine (Zyprexa®) has the greatest associated weight gain. The reason that SSRIs contribute to weight gain is not known. Although it was a widely held belief that drugs that increase serotonin output also decrease hunger, this does not seem to be the case. Patients using SSRIs often report symptoms of hypoglycemia (weakness, dizziness, frequent hunger, and headaches) when they do not eat. Symptoms of hypoglycemia may indicate hyperinsulinemia (elevation of insulin in the blood).
Avatar f tn Try to follow your patterns that you kept while on the medication and that should help with the possible weight gain.
Avatar f tn also, I really need to gain some weight back so does fluoxetine give anyone an INCREASED appetite? Thank you for your help! Also, I'm taking it at night... do any of you think that is a bad idea?
Avatar n tn When I work out I feel exhausted, week, like my body has no strength, I push through rigorous workouts anyway because I'm afraid of the weight gain. I feel nauseous and terribly bloated after I eat for no reason. I've tried cutting out dairy and gluten to see if that helps and it really doesn't. Any food seems to make me feel sick. I have TERRIBLE acne and I've all of a sudden gained 20 pounds within a couple months.
Avatar f tn My obgyn had me do a blood test last week because there was a possible concern for thyroid or diabetes. I had my son 12/2/14 and weighed 185. I have continued to gain weight and now weigh 214. I was active during my pregnancy and maintained a healthy diet. I now am still active and maintain a healthy diet but cannot loose weight. I am Prozac and have an IUD but that my obgyn doesn't think that those are a contributor to the weight gain.
Avatar f tn It is not the medication, it is the weight gain, The tissue at the top and back of the throat builds up fat deposits when you gain weight, and this in turn reduces your airway causing a vibration in this tissue, thus Snoring Other causes would be Sleep Apnea, when breathing stops during sleep and you have reduced oxygen levels, Acid Reflux Disease, where stomach acid backs up into the esophagus during sleep, the throat tissue becomes inflamed and swells up and reduces air flow, thus causing snor
Avatar f tn As a trial for weight gain, am cutting out 1 x propranolol, 1 x fluoxetine, 1 x clonidine and 1 x pregabalin
Avatar m tn She has lived this lifestyle for 4 yrs. Was put on phenteramine 10 wks. ate even less no weight loss. Also fluoxetine. no longer takes this. She has no appetite so a suppressant to help with overeating is not necessary bec she doesn't ever overeat, she never has. She maintains this regime in fear of gaining more weight. Nobody will give her a throxine trial. Newest dr. feels she has a low BMR and wants to retest that. She is a high achieving student, lifeguard, and voluteer.
Avatar f tn i'm taking paxil and i heard that it causes weight gain and my cardiologist has told me that i need to lose weight for my blood pressure.
Avatar f tn One of the side effects of Fluxetine is weight loss. And one the side effects of Citalopram is weight gain. So, you just have to pick the one that's right for you.
Avatar f tn Hypothyroidism is a much more likely candidate to explore..that should be treated, and in addition, look to the possibility that you are still an emotional eater dealing with emotional issues that you should address directly rather than medicate.
Avatar f tn Anyone one been on fluoxetine and not had any problems with weight gain before I went on them July 2012 I was a nice 9 half stone I'm now up to 13 stone and feeling awful? Would be good to know if sum ones had the same problem and had change of meds and what to.
Avatar n tn In doing research on an excessive amount of weight gain over a 1 to 2 month period, I started question whether the change in brands could have made a difference. In looking up Fluoxetine, there was some mention of never ending in the brain. I know I need medical attention to be sure, most likely an MRI. I live in the middle of no where in AU, so arranging doctor appointments isn't very easy.
Avatar n tn Sabrina, yes paxil,like all the other ssri's can cause weight gain. The medication that doesn't is wellbutrin, or if anxiety is the main symptom, klonopin. You should adjust to tiredness within a week, if not, then maybe the dose is too high for you. Re obesity, you have to learn how to stop stress eating, which is probably more difficult for you because of your anxiety. the best way to do that is to take the course at www.shrinkyourself.com, or consult a therapist.
Avatar n tn Im so tired of drugs and their side effects but I know I need to take something as I have a family and a good job and need to be functioning properly . Ive also read that tofranil can cause weight gain . Is this always inevitable or is it just in some cases ? If so , what can I do to avoid gaining weight ? This would be a real problem for me and would only make me more depressed . Ive always taken pride in keeping fit and slim and I d hate to lose this .
Avatar m tn It made me somewhat mellow, but that's about it. Oh, and weight gain. I heard Zoloft is the most prescribed SSRI, and a recent study of all 12 major anti-depressants concluded that Zoloft was most effective. Does Zoloft cause weight gain? I already take Wellbutrin because a) it has helped me quit smoking cigarettes, and b) helps control my appetite, and c) there aren't sexual side-effects.
Avatar f tn I was scared to take it too, because of the supposed changes in metabolism, drastic weight gain and the sedative effect that these drugs have, it's my first time taking them. Doctor switched me to 50mg Seroquel but I don't want to take it - can anyone help me on use of antipsychotic drugs for anorexia? I really want to recover.
Avatar n tn • the Tricyclic antidepressants such as Amitriptyline (Elavil), Imipramine (Tofranil), and Doxepin (Sinequan) • the Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) such as Tranylcypromine (Parnate), Isocarboxazid (Marplan) and Phenelzine (Nardil) • the Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Paroxetine (Paxil) • the atypical anti-depressants such as Mirtazapine (Remeron) and Trazodone.