Hi!! So I've been on Prozac (Fluoxetine actually) for two years due to depression and anxiety. The Prozac has worked wonders, and emotionally, I feel like a million dollars.
However, I have been gaining so much weight since I started the medication. Yes, I understand that maybe with age, my metabolism has been slowing a little bit...but I have probably gained 20-25 pounds. I went from a size 0-2 to a 4-6. It is sooooo depressing and frustrating. I am going to be going off Prozac (tapering off of it once I speak with my psychiatrist) asap.
My question is...has anyone experienced weight gain with Prozac...then discontinued the use and actually returned to their pre-Prozac weight? I exercise 5-6 days a week (strenuous cardio for 70 minutes a day and strength training) and I also eat pretty well (counting calories, eating fiber, etc). Can anyone give me some hope that this weight will ever disappear? None of my clothes fit any longer and I am recently married, and never felt less attractive.
Any advice would really be appreciated.