prozac and weight gain... I am a mess

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   Posted 4/11/2006 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone ever gained weight from prozac and if so, howlong til u lost it??? I have been on it for about 5 months but the last month my doc increased me to 40mg and in the past few weeks i have gained weight and all in my middle! I an NOT eating anymore and still working out!
 I think now the depression is more due to that!  I am going to stop it...(can I go cold turkey) but am wondering how long til the weight or bloatedness goes away?  Prof

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   Posted 4/12/2006 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey prof,  Perhaps you should consult your physician before you stop your medication.  Most antidepressants do have the side effect of weight gain, I am happy to report that I have been on Effexor for almost 6 months now and havent gained any there are meds out there that you could switch to.  Also, just stopping your medications is not healthy and invites severe reactions.....  Please keep us updated


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   Posted 4/12/2006 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to second what els said. Talk to your doc before stopping medication.
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