Side effects of fluoxetine weight gain

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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 Unfortunately, most of the SSRI-type AD's cause weight gain, that is one of the more bothersome effects. I'm with Maddie above, personally, I would rather be somewhat overweight and my issues (mine are severe anxiety and panic attacks) in check than worry about weight and be in constant mental turmoil. Everyone is different, however. I have found that once I found the right AD, I was better off just sticking with it than "rocking the boat", so to speak.
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?
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 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 n tn 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 Hi there. I have been on Citalopram since about August 2011. The side effect is actually weight loss with this AD but that is not always the case. In the past 3 years I have consistently been putting on weight which is very frustrating for me. Although it is something I have had to accept as part of getting better. I don't particularly cope well with weight gain either, but on approaching the doctors, they aren't much help.
Avatar n tn Thank you for your reply, but I do know the side effects of Fluoxetine. I'm trying to fix the side effects...
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.
1187071 tn?1279369698 I am sitting here thinking if he ups my meds like he wants to the side effect of weight gain will only get worse. I talked to the people where I get Gabapentin and they said that that side effect don't go away and if the dose is inceased it will only get worse so if the med isn't helping me there are other options. It also makes me tired which I can handle that one but not the weight gain, I have had problems with my back in the past and when I put on weight my back hurts.
Avatar f tn ve read that these are passing symptoms and that these side effects will go after a couple of weeks. can any one offer a word of kind reassurance? Thank you.
Avatar f tn It seems plausible but if it were due to the med I probably would have expected weight gain earlier. Prozac is also said to be one of the better drugs for minimal weight gain as a side-effect. If it were me I would probably be discussing hypothyroidism with my doctor and also looking at the possibility of emotional eating. Emotional eating is something we sometimes do to manage our emotions. This can sometimes be done subconsciously.
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 f tn Has anyone else taking Fluoxetine (similar to Prozac) experienced side effects? I have noticed some odd changes in the way my body responds to exercise; specifically, excessive sweating. I'm not sure if the medication is directly linked, but in the past year (I have been taking the drug for about 2.5 years) I break into an all over the body sweat very easily, and it has happened even when I'm not exercising.
1246883 tn?1285547973 Could this rapid weight gain be the side effect of the Seroquel, even through I stopped taking it months ago?
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 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.
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Avatar m tn I do NOT tolerate these tablets as well and have also tried the 10mg capsules with the same effects (less effective more side effects- nausea, dizziness, fat face, racing thoughts, decreased libido, nightmares, sleep disturbances, etc.).. I have called several pharmacies but they all have the blue tablets too -_-... Th side effects persist even after a month on the different pill forms too.. Any options left? Or must I suck it up and take a pill that makes me sick or discontinue usage...
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 m tn However recently I have noticed that the color of my blood (taken to test blood sugar) is a distinct chocolate-brown color similar to whenever I have had to use Nitro tabs/patches for angina attacks. I have also been affected by regular bouts of diarrhea. Are these side effects to be concerned about given the somewhat more beneficial effects and if so what could I do about them? Appreciate your comments and those of anyone else affected.
Avatar f tn Depakote is notorious for weight gain (and for me made my hair fall out) and one of the perks of Lamictal is it may actually help you lose weight. I take 200mg and do not experience fatigue and I have been told if it works well, it may be the only medication you need. BUT DO keep an eye out for the rash, it is rare but very serious if it occurs.