Prozac side effects in women weight gain

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Avatar n tn Weight gain is something that has always concerned me because I was overweight as a child and if Prozac id supposed to help depression the side affect of weight gain depletes the purpose. As for you weight gain I would suggest looking at portion control it truly has helped me in the past. Try to cut you food into 3'rds and only eat 2/3 then see if you can cut it into a half out portions in America are so huge and we often feel obligated to finish what is on our plates.
Avatar f tn I know what you mean about the weight gain and self-esteem. I had lost a lot of weight and was thinner than I'd been in probably 20 years. I was riding and had a nice, flat stomach. Then we moved to this place and everything fell apart. I gained 25 pounds over 2 years. I got rid of some of it, but I feel like a whale. I hate how my clothes look. That is why I really, really hope that I don't gain anything on the lithium. It would be a huge blow. Thanks for the input.
Avatar m tn Dutonin which is now banned never changed my weight, was put on citalopram and gained 3 stones over many years, although gradually, not instantly. Put weight on with prozac, others lose weight. No weight gain with trazodone although it gave me a fast pulse. I am currently on setraline/zoloft and so far no weight gain. I think different ones affect different people in different ways as with the side effects.
Avatar n tn I am SCARED TO DEATH of two side effects I was told welbutrin can cause. 1. seizures 2. weight gain Can anyone here put my mind at ease?
Avatar n tn Please check out these websites to learn more about antidepressants, side effects, weight gain and how you can help yourself (with your physician's knowledge!) I have been on Effexor XR for about 2 years, but I realized I gained 40 lbs. and while on the higher dose only. www.prozactruth.com www.labelmesane.com There is a wealth of information on these websites that may help you. Good Luck.
Avatar n tn I just wish I had known about the side effects of weight gain and withdrawal problems before and I never would have agreed to take it, I would rather live with hot flashes anyday!!
Avatar n tn These are not all that difficult to diagnose, but may not be on the mind of an internist who may just think women gain weight from emotional stuff (ie, eating to calm feelings a la Oprah). Another thing to check is medication side effects. I'm not certain about weight gain, but a pregnant looking belly can be from uterine fibroids. A big belly from fluid trapped like in one post is often from liver problem and can be very serious.
Avatar n tn He said there was a mention in the side effects but it was so rare he did not think the rash was a side effect to Zoloft. I took myself off of it to see if the rash cleared. It has been about three weeks and the rash has decreased a lot. I would like to know more about weight gain being on Zoloft and what happens to the gain after the drug is entirely out of your system.
Avatar n tn I have been on Effexor XR and Ambien for the past 3 years. This is after trying multiple antidepressants and sleep agents over the previous 5 years. The Effexor and Ambien worked well - felt good, slept good, minimal weight gain, minimal side effects. However, my family began complaining that I would "wander" at night (eat, fall, on rare occasions drink, and become an attention "*****" to quote my oldest daughter).
Avatar n tn LOL HOWEVER, my concern is mainly the emotional / mental side effects after stopping yasmin, as well as excessive weight gain after stopping. (while not pregnant) Has anyone either Experienced these side effects after stopping yasmin OR known of anyone who has or know anything about these effects. I am guessing they are caused from the drop in the hormone levels. Also, I have heard about primrose oil and flaxseed oil being good to regulate hormones or help PMS symptoms.
454677 tn?1206691163 I'm now up to 205lbs vs the 125lbs I was in April of 2007. My numbers at last months check were fine, but I'm still gaining weight. Lately I have been nauseated constantly, like a sick feeling maybe too much acid in my stomach, its only if I have to get up in the morning and it goes away after I take a nap. I have pain in my chest as well, it starts in my chest near my sternum and radiates to my back shoulder and feels like I have something stuck in my throat that I cant swallow.
Avatar f tn My doc be fed up with me. Struggling to find an antidepressant with minimal weight gain, sedation, tachycardia and libido issues that can also adequately control my depression and anxiety. I've tried just about everything. If doc hasn't disowned me by Mon will try again. Fluoxetine, venlafaxine, Trazodone or back on Citalopram which I was on for about 20 years but began giving me bracycardia last time I was on them after having a break from them. Please advise.
Avatar n tn I am 46 and have never, ever had a weight issue. In fact I was always trying to gain weight as a teen and was nicnamed rake even in adulthood. When I separated from my husband I went into a deep depression (I had been on Effexor already with no weight gain) and originally lost 10 lbs in the first 2 weeks of being separated because when I am depressed my appetite goes. I was put on epival, raised the effexor and also seroquel. I suddenly woke up one morning and was a blob!
Avatar f tn I don't know about anyone else, but I have had such a difficult time trying to find the right birth control pill. I need one that doesn't make me tired,cause weight gain, or acne. It seems like every pill I try-either it helps my acne and makes me hungry and sooooo...... tired. I am also on Vyvanse for ADHD and that decreases my appetite.
Avatar f tn Supposedly the 2 newer ones Geodon and Abilify cause the least amount of weight gain if any. I read about them in a study and the best was Geodon with no incidence of weight gain, and Abilify had very little chance of weight gain. The older drugs tend to cause more weight gain. However; having said that I attended a Bipolar support group meeting and we voted on this issue and only one out of 22 people would rather be sick than be healthy and gain a few pounds.
Avatar n tn Depression is just sometimes too much to fix all by yourself. Medication may have awful side effects like the weight gain from effexor, but it helped me get my life back. So people, I think it is possible to regain our pre-effexor bodies. It just ***** that for a lot of us it takes so so long :) But on the upside, I have made so many friends through sport and had a lot of fun trying to strip these pounds!
Avatar n tn Possible side effects don't scare me any more. weight gain does lol slight BDD going on also along with OCD and all the other initials out there. Talk to your Dr. but try anything once If it doesn't help you you can stop!
Avatar n tn the weight loss was sudden but it no longer sems to effect weight loss or gain. if you are planning to take this drug specifically for weight loss, be aware that side effects are pretty debilitating and that it is not really a sustainable option. can any enlighten me on the effects of adderall/provgil and metforin?
480448 tn?1426952138 For a person who is experiencing this for the first time...it can be VERY upsetting and disturbing. I was there before as well...the first time I went through this, I was convinced there was something wrong with my eyes. Everything just "looked" so weird, so odd. I almost felt like I was having out of body experiences...or was watching the world through a movie projector, instead of through my own eyes and mind.
Avatar n tn With all of this it has caused a lot of weight gain, and of course all in my stomach area. I gained 20 pounds in 2 months; and unfortunately I have to stay on the hormones to control the endo pain. I started taking Wellbutrin XL a month ago to help a little with the mood swings I get from the 'menopause' but haven't had any luck losing weight on it. Any help or suggestions would be wonderful, thank you!!!
Avatar m tn I didn't hear you mention that you were now actually experiencing lack of sex drive and weight gain. Did you find out, or are you actually having these side effects right now from the Prozac? We have a ton of people here on our forum that are taking and have taken Prozac. They are not you and may have reacted different, but it helps to hear from another person on the same medication so you can share individual experiences.
Avatar n tn It usually happens on the palm side of various fingers, but in April, I had one rupture on my knuckle. I'm very interested in any comments.
Avatar n tn Every article on the internet has to do with Strep B in prenatal women (when it is very dangerous for the baby) and nothing about Strep B for regular women in their 40's like me :) Thanks, I'd love to hear from anyone who has ever been treated for this disease or any doctors out there.
Avatar n tn Hi pr tiger, I was on zoloft for 7 years and went off for 5 months, i too had a anxiety attack and depression and I am worse then I ever was before, my mother is here helping me and my kids along with my husband, I went back on the zoloft and this time it did not do anything, I had side effects I never had the first time. Zoloft was a good medicine, I really did not have any side effects from it except weight gain 20 lbs. I just thought I was better and decided to go off.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Am I willing to put up with unpleasant side effects in return for anxiety relief? What non-drug treatments for anxiety might help? Do I have the time and am I willing to pursue non-drug treatments such as cognitive-behavioral therapy? What self-help strategies might help me get my anxiety under control? If I decide to take anxiety medication, should I pursue other therapy as well? Questions to ask your doctor How will the medication help my anxiety? What are the drug’s common side effects?
135691 tn?1271100723 I find it works very well at taking the edge off. I have not had any side effects from it. In fact I am finally starting to lose the weight that I gained from the steroids I took duting the first go round of chemo.
202436 tn?1326477933 didn't start back and got pregnanta gain in november. I can't stand feeling like this anymore...I have 3 kids and 1 on the way and i'm no good to them like this.
Avatar n tn I have experienced weakness and mild tremors in the extremities, side-to-side tremors of the eyes, aches in the neck, shoulders, and upper back, difficulty recalling nouns, and intermittent constipation. A more sympathetic doctor has been helping me. We ruled out multiple sclerosis by MRI. We are now looking at hypothyroidism.
108944 tn?1222281078 Prozac causes irreversible damage to the brain and nervous system.For info look at the prozac survivor support group website ,do a google search on Peter Breggin MD To date a chemical problem in the brains of depressed people has never been proven.In fact its failed to be proven countless times.Your GP may believe you have a lack of serotonin in your brain but there is absolutely no reason for this to be true.
Avatar f tn My advice is that you need to seek help for your bulemia before you seek help for your weight gain. I wouldn't rely on any drugs to lose the weight for me. I know metformin is helpful in other ways (I'm on it too), but I'm talking about the ones designed for weight loss. Those weight loss drugs are dangerous and it seems like every couple of years once they've been on the market long enough, they get banned because they have horrible long term side effects. It seems very risky.