Please tell me there’s a light at the end of this tunnel. I started taking Prozac 3 years ago and have subsequently gained 60 pounds. I eat well and exercise regularly. Always have. Before Prozac, I never, ever struggled with my weight.
I have been under the impression that Prozac was a weight neutral drug that sometimes causes weight loss. Many of the stories I’ve read about people gaining on Prozac indicated that people over ate and made poor food choices. This has not been the case for me so I have been searching for other possible causes of my rapid weight gain. I’ve had my thyroid values tested several times. All good. I have tightened up my already balanced diet and I’ve increased the amount of exercise I get weekly. I work harder and eat better than I did 60 pounds ago. I feel like I’m stuck in a nightmare. And I’m at the point where the only possible explanation for my weight gain is the Prozac.
I have been off of Prozac for one month and am now on Wellbutrin. I’ve not lost a pound. It feels as though my metabolism is broken.
For those of you who can relate, how long did it take you to lose the weight you gained on Prozac?
I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d have cosmetic surgery, at least at the age of 38. But, I am so uncomfortable. Next month I’m having a tummy tuck. I look pregnant. True story. Hard decision to make because, well, surgery is scary. I am desperate to feel good in my body again. For me, Prozac was so not worth it.
If you’ve been through this and have any advice or feedback, I’d so appreciate hearing from you.