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Anonymous asked in HealthMental Health · 1 decade ago

Did prozac make you gain weight?

I'm considering switching to it. I've tried paxil and it makes me feel very weird, like i'm constantly on the verge of a panic attack, I'm hoping for better results with the prozac.


I'm a fittness freak so this is very important to me.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Summary of All Adverse Reaction Reports for Prozac (Fluoxetine)

    1998 cases

    Depression Suicidal/Suicidal Ideations: 113

    Attempted Suicides (not completed): 65

    Completed Suicides: 187

    Deaths (not from Suicide): 34

    Homicidal Ideations: 12

    Homicides/Murders: 17

    Hypomania/Mania: 31



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  • Prozac can have an effect on your weight, but because it is only a side effect, there is a good chance you may not experience it. But if you are indeed a "fitness freak" and are already exercising and eating smart, you don't have to worry much about it. Prozac doesn't turn food or water into fat. It may, however, increase your appetite a bit more. So, if you are making the wrong food choices, you will gain weight, if not, you won't.

    But one thing to remember is that if Paxil increased your anxiety, there is a very good chance Prozac may as well. When you start the prozac, do keep an eye on it and discuss it further with your doctor.

    Hope this was helpful.

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  • brence
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    I even have taken Celexa for 2 years misplaced various weight am now decrease than weight and can't positioned it back on so confident! it relatively is a consumer-friendly ingredient consequence the record tells me (weight help or income) probable greater to do with my tension tho, I reckon! digital mail me in case you wanna chat approximately that distinctive drug. I take 40Mg's an afternoon. Prozac could be taken interior the mornings not at night. The ingredient outcomes interior the 1st fortnight grants you insomnia besides yet they quickly bypass. Else i might communicate to your record in line with hazard it relatively is not the main suitable SSRI for you! attempt Celexa in line with hazard. I take them and stated it became like taking velocity on the beginning up, yet after a month that had completely previous! I even have heard various human beings sat they have gained weight on prozac.

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  • 1 decade ago

    There are a lot of antidepressants on the market to try, you may have to try a few before you find the one that suits you. I tried prozac and it made me feel suicidal, so i came off it. Not sure about the weight issue as i wasn't on it long enough to find out.

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  • 1 decade ago

    i was on prozac a while ago and it didn't cause me to put on weight. Hopefully it will help to lift your mood and give you more energy which helps to manage weight in itself

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  • PhuQue
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    part of fitness is not to use drugs....try using supplements, I know health ins doesn't cover them and you have to take soooo many different shelves are stuffed with things..but i also take a low dose of's hard to find a good dr to help as most just want to dose you up to the therapeutic level and let you go..oops I take dextroamphet (low dose) also I was diagnosed as manic/depressive(bi-polar) as a kid and later as ADHD, delusional parasitis, OCD and it took years (40) to find a dr willing to really listen and work with me to find a way to help control my little bit of "crazy" of the first things he did was to get me a pcr c3a c4a blood test and it showed that I had several blood infections so after long term antibiotic therapy and minimum dose brain boosters ,and no desiegner crap like life is closer to normal than ever.

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