Prozac side effects in women weight gain

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1798419 tn?1315810427 told me that Effexor may attribute to weight gain, and it DOES state this in the side effects printed from the manufacturer, so your Dr. is incorrect. Do your homework and don't trust all the Doctors, find a good one, and also consider natural health options if you possibly can. Good luck!
Avatar f tn I agree side effects can occur causing weight gain for me it was respiridone and abilify
Avatar f tn I have been on both citalopram and prozac but citalopram was longterm weight gain, dry mouth and headaches and prozac major short term weight gain. Came of prozac for that reason after only a few months and wonder if it would've settled with time, or go back to the one i was on for 12 years but had some side effects including weight gain. Doc says my last option is mirtazapine but it is also an appetite stimulator.
Avatar f tn I jsut started taking prozac, and i was wondering if it causes weight gain ?
20632981 tn?1503687567 My question is, does Prozac have low side effects like Zoloft but does it work better? And should I be taking a SSRI or SNRI for depression and anxiety, what works better with less side effects?
415867 tn?1323365503 These older types of antidepressants affect neurotransmitters, causing a broad range of side effects including significant weight gain. Newer antidepressants don’t have the same side effect. While Paxil and Zoloft do cause some weight gain, other SSRIs, like Prozac, Celexa and Lexapro, don’t. For Paxil and Zoloft, the weight gain can add up to five to 40 pounds a year. Some people do experience weight gain with Lexapro or Celexa, but most don’t.
Avatar m tn Remember, quite often, or weight gain has more to do with our lifestyle than what we are taking sometimes in my experience. Do you exercise regularly and watch what you eat? Keep us posted!
527657 tn?1214051850 I also ended up going off it I had a fluttering heart and other bad side effects, I personally think that drug should be banned. It causes stress not relieves it. Now im on paxil im just wondering will i gain weight from this drug?
Avatar f tn Hi, I was started on nefazadone hydrochloride years ago, worked well but was withdrawn from the market, citalopram for about 12 years, weight gain and few other side effects. stopped working. Escitalopram gave me fast hearbeat as did trazadone, Setraline fast or slow and irreg heartbeat. Never considered effexor xr/venlafaxine as i was so put off with the reviews of weight gain and the awful discontinuation symptoms. Prozac was great but major weight gain in two months.
Avatar m tn I have been on Lexapro several times over the last 4 years for 6 months to 2 years at a time. I am having problems with the sexual side effects and the weight gain. It's actually less of a "weight gain" than a shift in body composition. My pants are too tight and my shirts are more fitted but I haven't actually gained a pound. I am a competitive runner and haven't changed my exercise or eating habits over the last 2 years.
Avatar n tn Lightheadedness and uncontrollable shaking are side effects of Abilify. Some other ones are weight gain, nausea and dizziness. Prozac interacts with Abilify and may increase the concentration of Abilify in your body. That may be the reason why you are experiencing the side effects. If you just started on Abilify then you should go talk to your doctor and let him know that you cannot tolerate the side effects and be put on something else.
Avatar f tn After being on Prozac 10 mg since June 09 dr had me just stop it due tpo the side effects I was having weight gain,bad dizzziness and no sex drive................should i have done a taper off it dangerous to have just stopped it?
Avatar f tn A few pounds and then it stops? Or do you continue to gain more weight? I have a couple thoughts on weight gain. If you are still depressed you might be stress eating or eating to relieve some of your symptoms. Weight gain or loss is a common symptom of depression. Taking more medicine could actually help you out. I typically lose my appetite when I get depressed. There's always a correction period when I start to feel better and get my appetite back.
Avatar f tn re most likely going through some withdrawal from the Paxil. You could also be having start up side effects from the Prozac. If we do get start up side effects it can be hard to say how long they'll last. I'm not sure what advice I can give you as far as what med to take. Maybe give the Prozac a little more time but if the side effects keep up or get worse then see your Dr.
Avatar f tn Did the blurred vision precede the headache? That would indicate a migraine or migraine-like headache. As for the anxiety getting worse, Prozac is known to be the most stimulating ssri and because of that is the least successful one used for anxiety. 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.
Avatar f tn I am nervous about taking it because i am afraid of weight gain. I am a relatively thin person but nervous about the weight gain issue.
Avatar f tn I'm also on 20 mgs of Prozac and have been for about a month. I take it in the morning and I haven't had any problems with it making me tired or making me sweat. Everyone reacts differently to meds though, so maybe you should talk to your doctor about the side effects and see if there is another med that might be better. I started on Zoloft but I was struggling with the side effects....I couldn't sleep and I always felt extremely jittery and nauseous.
Avatar n tn I switched from Paxil to prozac because of weight gain - been on th eprozac for one week and depression/anxiety symptoms are back in full force. I want to go back to Paxil - do I have to wait while the prozac gets out of my system, or can I start today? Do I need to taper off the prozac (20mg) if I've only been on it a week?
Avatar f tn I was only on it for two months because of other side effects but as for weight, it atually made me lose weight. I would feel hunger but i could very easily ignore it.
Avatar f tn Has anyone in this community experienced any of the bad side effects? I realize most meds do have side effects but I dont wish to be on any that cause them in me anyway.
Avatar f tn I had terrible side effects for the first month (exhausted, depressed, just wanted to lie in bed all day). The only plus was that I lost my appetite. I stuck it out and once the side effects cleared I felt great - more sociable/connected to people and increased confidence (and libido!).The only down side was that my appetite came back with a vengeance I have gained around 15-20lbs since going on it and this is really starting to get me down.
Avatar f tn They're very different ssris. Prozac stays in the body much longer, making it easier to quit and generally has fewer side effects. Paxil is a very stong ssri that also strongly affects choline receptors, can be very hard to quit, and has a lot of side effects, but can be more effective for anxiety. I'd try the prozac first, in fact I'd try all the ssris first, before I'd do Paxil.
1275577 tn?1273233214 I should have stayed with Prozac, other then the enormous weight gain i had no sexual side effects or other problems with it. I was worried about my health with all that weight gain BUT the Wellbutrin does not work for me as an appetite suppressant or as an stimulant, so really i'm right there with this med where i have been with Prozac, except with more anxiety and very frequent panic attacks....
Avatar f tn Now about to go on Prozac (was on this back in 94 and it was a miracle drug for me) My doctor is going to keep me on a low dose of Remeron for about 3 weeks to help with an side effects from my body geeting use to theProzac anyone else been on both of these meds at the same time?