I was on Prozac for over 10 years and it was the best drug I took for my depression! I have tried over 40 different meds for my "brain" disorders. I have narcolepsy as well as depression. It is really hard to find a combination that has worked for me over the years but prozac was the overall preferred med for me!
I know that there is alot of controversy over it but I swear by it. As far as gaining weight, I actually was the smallest in weight I ever was. In fact, I have never heard of anyone gaining weight because of prozac, in fact it has the been the opposite. I did gain weight with drugs like depakoate, tofrinil, wellbutrin, in fact as I think of it almost all but prozac, I noticed a weight gain, especially with depakoate.
I took ritalin with my prozac and that was extremely effective in controlling my depression and narcolepsy. some docs will prescribe some type of amphetimine drug in combination with an anti-d.
Amphets are highly controversial though but it was worth it for me.
Hope this helps.
"Faith is knowing you're in control
when your life is falling apart,
Faith is in that quiet assurance
I feel deep within my heart".