I've just been prescribed 20mg Fluoxetine for depression after being on serteline for a long time. I haven't taken these yet but I'm beginning to worry about the weight loss things I keep reading. At 5ft 11in I've lost a lot of weight through the depression and I'm weighing in at 8st I've gone from 11st over the last 3 months so very under weight but my docs are aware of this problem as I'm currently on weight gain supplements also. Has anyone noticed any Weight loss through these tablets and what would the best advice. I'm only on the lowest dosage so don't think I have much to worry about but any advice would be great. Thanks
Prozac is suppose to be one of the more weight neutral antidepressant. Your appetite may pick up once you have your depression under control. You will have to make a conscious effort to eat more and or pick healthy calorie dense foods. Not sure what 8st and 11st means, only that you stated you were underweight. The supplements will help.
Hope you start to feel healthy soon :)
Yes, Lizziem; I am with Jamie with this one the weight neutral meds don't normally cause the weight loss you just have to watch yourself and even if you are not hungry you must eat. Or even drink some of the supplements like Ensure or Boost depression works both ways some sit and eat a lot and then there are some that just feel so bad don't eat much. This is something you can control even if you do not feel hungry remember your body needs food grab a milkshake eat several times a day but smaller portions etc. You well just fine keep all of this in mind. The drug itself is not what makes you lose the weight it's our bad habits and just feeling like I don't want to make something etc. You well be fine.
And remember just like Zoloft and others when you first start them you may notice some side effects but they mostly go away within 1 to2 weeks and you continue to take the medication slowly you well start to feel better but when you start some of the problems you are trying to get rid of can even get worse for the first few weeks.But just remember this is only for a short period of time then there are many people that don't have any problems. ok now eat..you can do this my friend
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