Side effects of fluoxetine weight gain

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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 f tn So this morning iv put my foot down and told my doctor I knew fluoxetine was doing nothing for me like it had done 3 years ago and needed a change after persuading him and listing all the side effects I was getting he changed me to mirtazapine 30mg to be taken a night with a good drink of liquid my post really is to anyone out there have they had this change and was it better for them?
1305597 tn?1275340046 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 Some alternatives are prozac which has very low risk of side effects, is very cheap (fluoxetine is generic), and has only a slight risk of gaining weight (typically not much though); You would probably want to avoid Paxil since it is common to gain weight as it increases the appetite for sweets in some people, as well as it is very difficult to get off of due to bad withdrawal symptoms. It's no fun if you ask me.
Avatar f tn 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 don't take anything as gospel until you've given it a fair trial.
Avatar f tn Some medications I had gave me bad side effects - especially Prozac. Hope you find the right one for you. As I am old, the weight gain does not bother me too much, but I sure am chubby!!
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. There is a wealth of information on these websites that may help you. Good Luck.
Avatar n tn Many people are not aware that weight gain is one of the most common side effects .... 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.
415867 tn?1323369103 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 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 f tn All medications of course have side-effects, but generally the first anti-depressant prescribed is Prozac (Fluoxetine) because it is so well tolerated. Paxil has quite a few side effects as compared to other anti-deppressants, however, you'll find weight gain goes with most anti-depressants but generally stops at 2-3 lbs.
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 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 Paroxetine (Paxil) may be more likely cause a significant weight gain than other drugs of this type (like fluoxetine or sertraline). Studies about citalopram found no significant weight changes for most patients (but a minority of about 5% of the patients had a weight gain of more than 5 kg). Now let us look at some other antidepressants: Buproprion (Zyban) reports weight loss in the course of therapy (caused by antihistaminic effects).
Avatar f tn But, there is another antipsychotic drug called arripripazole, less side effects, I didn't gain weight on that one, also wasn't anywhere near as tired. Maybe ask your doctor about that one, or other meds. There's lots of different antipsychotics, but arripripazole was fab for me!
Avatar n tn I find it really hard to sleep with this drug , chronic anxiety feeling in my tummy and head at night and a weak faint feeling during the day. Please tell me that this will pass . 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 ?
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 n tn Check if you have heartburn due to increase weight gain and/or history of GERD. Try eating frequent and small meals throughout the day. If your sleeping problem persists, make sure you follow-up with your OBGYN and/or primary care provider. Fluoxetine (or Prozac) may have some negative effect on fetus and newborn babies, please double check with your provider regarding benefits and risks. Fluoxetine is best taken in the morning, since it is more stimulating for most of the patients.
1580318 tn?1550258081 Long-term consumption of PPIs has also been linked to increased risk of pneumonia and unhealthy weight gain. 2) Statins. The top-selling class of drugs for several years in a row, statins are hailed by the medical system as a type of miracle cure for high cholesterol and heart disease.
Avatar n tn • Overeating, as a result of depression, can cause weight gain, esp if the person had lost weight in the pretreated depression • Most anti-depressants, mood stabilizers and antipsychotics are also anti-histamines. Common side effects of antihistamines (best known of these is Dimenhydrinate or Gravol) are sedation, dry mouth, urinary retention, and weight gain.
492307 tn?1214190339 I too suffered the side effects of the antidepressant meds....not fun at all. It is kind of maddening that all my side effects I thought were from the antidepressant meds were similar to being libido, sleeping all the time, weight gain, dulled feelings...hmmmm, makes me wonder.
Avatar f tn Not sure citalopram is any different than other ssris in encouraging food consumption -- depends on the person. And some can make you gain weight even if you don't eat any additional food because they can slow metabolism. The only real weight gainer that makes most people eat more that I know of is the tetracyclic Remeron.
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 n tn You said the side effects of FLUOXETINE are nasty and how long do these side effects last? If i take the this meds for 4 weeks and stop completely, will the symptoms come back up again as soon as i stop taking it?? If not, how long will it take for anxiety symptoms to show back up again??? Thanks for sharing your experiences on this.
Avatar f tn Celexa came first, and when the patent ran out, they played with the structure, took some things out, and made Lexapro. Reportedly it has fewer side effects, but who knows if that's really true? I found Celexa easier to take myself, so it just goes to show. But the core of both drugs is the same. For me, the one drug that really put on the weight was Paxil. For others, it's different.
Avatar n tn Chills Infrequent - Prozac (Fluoxetine) Side Effects Infrequent Prozac side effects occurred in at least 1 in 1000 people. Allergic or Toxic: Chills and fever, Urticaria, Maculopapular rash. Neurological: Abnormal gait, Ataxia, Akathisia, Buccoglossal syndrome, Hyperkinesia, Hypertonia, incoordination, Neck rigity, extrapyramidal syndrome, Convulsions, Photophobia, Myoclonus, Vertigo, Migraine, Tinnitus, Hypesthesia, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Acute brain syndrome.
Avatar m tn I also take Adderall XR and I've just weaned off of Fluoxetine. As for vitamins, I take 5,000 mcg of biotin and 800 mcg of Chromium Picolinate + Green Tea. I've been trying to figure out if there are any other vitamins I can take to combat the slower glucose and carbohydrate metabolization from the BCP, or maybe that will just make sure everything is balanced? Is there anything to balance out potassium as well?
Avatar m tn In fact, it may enhance sexual function. It is used by some SSRI users to counteract the sexual side effects of that medication. Wellbutrin may not be suitable for those who suffer from Psychosis, Paranoia or Phobias. If you suffer from any of these, prepare yourself for a possible worsening. This may include worsening of intrusive thoughts. Perhaps the most serious danger with Wellbutrin is that it sometimes causes seizures.
Avatar f tn Paxil is known for a lot of weight gain, being almost impossible to quit taking, and for making it hard to try something else once you've been on it. But for many it's the best thing they've ever found. You just never know. Personally, I'd go see a practitioner of integrated medicine or a naturopath, as they tend to be better with hormonal problems than regular docs and see if you can't get back into balance. Good luck.