I was on prozac for about a year and it has helped a lot, me and my husband are now trying to have a baby so i stopped but unfortunately gained about 15lbs in 3 months! Didn't gain any while i was on it but as soon as i stopped the weight just kept on coming! Is this normal? When will i start to lose it?
If you stopped abruptly (cold turkey), and did not reduce the dose gradually, under medical supervision, you experienced withdrawal from this SSRI, and amongst them is weight gain, other withdrawals , so you know, are:
Insomnia, irritability, tiredness, headache, confusion, dizziness, etc.
With regards to the weight, I suggest eating healthy, exercising, talking to your prescriber and seeing a Nutritionist.
All the best,
If you didn't wean off according to the physician's instructions it's possible this is from that. This symptom along with pregnancy is a valid reason to bring it up to your Dr, as you may know, child bearing will also cause weight gain. See if your Doc has any suggestions as to all of these things,
Well, if you eat properly and exercise there is no way you gain weight.
The fact is: doesn't matter what the medicine does or doesn't, if you don't eat extra, then there is no way the kilograms will come into you.
Best of luck.
Note: Whole grain products, only have a little more fibers, which doesn't change the fact that they are still carbohydrates.
Hi yes I also have gained 3 kgs in 6 weeks after going off them! And I weaned off them. I exercise more and eat healthy, and I know all about muscle weighs more than fat as I'm a physio therapist . I'm long distance training. Very odd and frustrating but will preserver for 3 months and hope to lose weight and go back to normal !
Hi! I recently stopped taking prozac after being on it for a year, because I had moved out of state and simply... Became lazy to go to the doctors. I had mild withdrawals compared to lexapro- I GAINED 15lbs in 1 month after stopping... I feel horrible that it happened. I am having to take it again.
Yes you will gain weight. I gained 30 lbs after I stopped due to not having insurance for a year. Just got back on it . Changed no habits actually quit drinking and still gained. I’m not a doctor but nothing else was changed . You’d think I’d lose weight not drinking wine everyday 1-2 bottles
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