Hello my name is Jessica and I have been completely perplexed from the extra twenty pounds I have been carrying around and cannot get rid of. I have spent thousands of dollars over the past year and a half but the scale does not budge. Not until recently I was told by a family member that anitdepressants can cause weight gain. It all makes sense to me now. Almost two years ago I started taking Prozac for social anxiety disorder, and almost instantly began gaining weight. I have never had a weight problem in my life and feel stuck against a wall at this point. The prozac has helped me immensely with my social issues, but at the same time I feel very unattractive and obsessed with getting rid of this extra weight. I have tried many other medications like Paxil, Celexa, and Wellbutrin and Prozac has been perfect for me emotionally. I wonder what my life would be like if I stopped taking prozac and continued to work out and eat healthy? I am curious if that extra twenty pounds would come off. It's also scary to think of the things that can reoccur in my life, which led me to take Prozac in the first place. Has anyone stopped taking Prozac, and noticed they lost weight? If so, how long after and did you have any of your old symptoms back? Can anybody commiserate with me or have suggestions?
Thanks so much,