Prozac side effects weight gain increased appetite

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Avatar f tn I agree side effects can occur causing weight gain for me it was respiridone and abilify
Avatar n tn Does Serzone cause weight gain and how does it affect your sex drive. This is my first time on this forum and looking for some answers.
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 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.
1330182 tn?1279815900 It did wonders in the beginning for my anxiety but as my dosage was increased to 50mg, I noticed weight gain and break thru anxiety.. I switched to prozac which over time made my anxiety worse.. I went off prozac in March 2010 and my anxiety came back hard! I lost a lot of weight and couldn't eat :( I started Celexa 3 weeks ago @2.5mg. I know that is a low dose, but I am very med sensitive..
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.
1305597 tn?1275336446 What if you control your food intake do you still gain weight. I am on cymbalta and I am never hungry but it is giving me other bad side effects so I am afraid the doctor is going to change it and all the other options I have read about all say weight gain. I also have an eatting disorder and for me weight GAIN is not an option.
Avatar n tn I gained 12 pounds in the last 2 months, and panicked. My doctor says that this excessive appetite and weight gain come from the positive effects of Effexor, as patients start enjoying life again. I said to him it is not like that for everyone because I used to eat in excess only when I was depressed and anxious. Another unbearable problem is constipation, from which I have suffered all my life. Effexor makes it even worse.
Avatar n tn I have been on Prozac and Amitryptiline and have piled on weight. What do these meds do to the mind to make this happen.
1798419 tn?1315810427 ve heard that some people lose weight on prozac, but some people who are skinny to begin with (like me) often gain weight with prozac. I've been off it for ages but have recently gone on it again. I'm having a hard time adjusting back to it as well. From what I remember, last time it took me about a month before the side effects went away. You could try mirtazapine (Avanza) it wont affect your sex drive. I tried it, but it made me way too drowsy.
Avatar f tn Effexor, Prozac, Lexapro, etc. Often the gain was not instant, like with the older generation of meds. Took a year for one to put 50 lbs on me in a few months. I also have been on Wellbutrin. It didn't help with depression, and increased anxiety to point where I had painful muscle spasms. At 74, and after anal cancer treatment, the really awful side effect is non stop diarrhea, which almost landed me in the hospital in one case.
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 drowsiness, dizziness, weakness; runny nose, sore throat, headache, flu symptoms; nausea, diarrhea, changes in appetite; weight changes; decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; or dry mouth, increased sweating. You can read more about this through this link: Take care and regards.
Avatar f tn Paxil is notorious for weight gain. Gained 50 pounds on it myself. Also known for side effects and difficulty quitting. Try the Prozac. Save the Paxils and Effexors for last.
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 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 m tn I am currently on effexor and have no weight gain issues or other side effects. I take 150 mg per day. I have also tried an antidepressant called Escitalopram (or Cipralex) and had no secondary effects whatsoever with that prescription but changed because I was at the maximum dosage of the therapeutic level and wasn't progressing very well. I hope you find a suitable solution for your medicine and weight issues.
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 When I came off of it, my doc put me on a taper as I came off of it. I did notice some side effects like naseau and increased anxiety, however I kept an open line of communication with the doc. I asked if it would be okay to go on a slower taper as I came off of it. He agreed and the slower taper seemed to help with the side effects. I am glad that you are seeing a psychiatrist to help you with your medication prescriptions and questions.
Avatar m tn for about 6 years after my last bout of medication (Risperdal and Zoloft) that I quit due to horrible weight gain. So, I am also looking to find the most weight neutral combination as well. In the past 4 years, I have tried Luvox (increased my heart rate and I could not sleep), Prozac (gained weight), and now Effexor. I know others who take these same drugs and did not have these side effects, so I get it that it's different for everyone.
711224 tn?1344771687 Remeron has been associated with increased appetite and weight gain. Some antidepressants that causes less weight again include Wellbutrin, Celexa, and Trazodone.
Avatar f tn In my opinion, weight issues have not been a topic of focus since the side effect such as weight gain is hard to measure against the immediate effects of the medication that is treating the actual condition. Since you already said that you are doing pysical activity and eating a healthy diet then what can be done about weight gain due to antidepressant?
382218 tn?1341181487 I am wondering whether any of you experience the same ravenous appetite that I do from any of your medication? And if so, have you figured out how to control it? For me this ridiculous appetite seems to be due to Elavil and Lyrica. Originally I was only on Neurontin, very high dose. No increase in appetite. Introduced Elavil along with the Neurontin; noticed a definite increase in appetite.
390140 tn?1219883889 Only bad side affect I have heard and experienced first hand is the appetite problem. I gained 7lbs in first month of taking and heard of another lady gaining as much as 50lbs from taking abilify.