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How To Lose Weight After Prozac
Not very common: Prozac (fluoxetine) is supposed to be weight neutral. I have seen people gain and lose weight on it, but I suspect the weight change is from changes in their depressive symptoms. Remember, depression can cause changes in appetite either lowering or increasing, so if you're getting better, appetite should move toward normal. ...Read more
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Is it possible to lose weight while on seroquel and prozac? I've lost 8 pounds but can't seem to lose any more weight. I am 180 lbs.
Possible but varies: Nutrition choices, fitness plan, self-discipline, motivation and good sleep have impact on weight and general health for anyone including those on medication that may cause weight gain. For most weight is manageable. Others may need med change. Must weigh med benefit with med side effect. Work with prescriber to find plan that works for you. Seek a virtual consult. Best regards for good health. ...Read more
50mgpaxil for 18 years last dose was dec.6th switched over to Prozac 60mg to lose weight, lost six pounds, should I go back on paxil, feeling depressed?
I have bad constant weight gain as a result of Prozac for GAD. Diet & exercise doesn't work. Doc said taking Lactobacillus Gasseri will help lose weight?
Preliminary data include:
http://www. Sciencedirect. Com/science/article/pii/S0882401012001106
Ultimately, staying on a drug or not is a decision you should make with the help of the prescriber based upon your response thus far and the observed risks. ...Read more
Symbiax: Combination of prozac/zyprexa in short run can cause weight gain, depending on the dose. However, I have several patients on the medication for several months that told me they have maintained their wt. Or lost some, when their moods have been stable for some time, while they maintain healthy life-style changes. ...Read more
Tha doc suggested I lose weight and give me antidepressant like Contrave a Naltrexone + fluoxetine combo will that work for backpain, hiccups, laughing?
People Lose A Little:
Patients tend to lose about one pound compared to people who are on placebo who gain a little bit each year. This is why Prozac (fluoxetine) is acceptable (and is also effective) for patients with bulimia.
http://www. Accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2003/018936s064lbl. Pdf. ...Read more
I am 180 pounds and 5'7. I want to lose 30 pounds. But I am on seroquel and prozac. When will I lose this weight? I workout and eat right
Weight gain s/e?: Both Seroquel and Prozac have weight gain as possible side effects. If you're eating healthy and working out, suggest you talk to prescribing doctor about slowly lowering dose of one or both meds, or considering alternative med which may be less likely to cause weight gain. You should also see your pcp to make sure there are no underlying medical causes for weight gain. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Why can prozac (fluoxetine) cause weight gain? Always been skinny until I started it for panic/gad. Now on 40 a day it causes extreme weight gain & fail to lose it.
Discuss with doctor: Hi, it isn't always clear if this is due to the medication, the nature of the illness, or if people eat more when they begin to feel better. If the benefits of taking the medication outweigh the weight gain, then consider making lifestyle changes (e.g., increased exercise and dietary management) to offset the side effect. Adjusting dose or changing meds might help. Hope this is helpful. Take care ...Read more
Had Gastric Bypass. Always been a slow loser. On Prozac (fluoxetine). Can Prozac (fluoxetine) cause me to lose weight slower than those not on it who had weight loss surgery?
Hi, I have been taking dinnentel for a week along with Prozac (fluoxetine). I do not have any side effects and have not lost any weight. Could Prozac (fluoxetine) be interferin?
Possible: Prozac (fluoxetine) can cause weight gain in a small percentage of patients. Weight gain is usually gradual, dose-related and reversible if med is stopped. Review any weight gain since starting Prozac (fluoxetine) with your prescribing doctor and discuss alternatives less likely to cause weight gain. Meantime improve your diet and increase exercise. Good luck. ...Read more
Prozac side effect?: An uncommon side effect of Prozac is gradual weight gain. If you have been gaining weight since starting this med with no other explanation for the weight gain, tell prescribing doc and discuss lowering dose or alternative meds. Weight gain as a side effect is reversible when Prozac is stopped. Do eat as healthy as you can and exercise daily. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Prozac (fluoxetine) seems to have killed my appetite. How long will this last and will I drop weight?
How Long Has It Been: Most of the side effects will resolve after a month. You can certainly lose some weight in that period of time. ...Read more
How long is it supposed to it take for weight gained from taking Prozac (fluoxetine) for 3 months to come off?
That depends on you.: The rate that you gained the weight does not effect the rate that you lose it. It will take a combination of physical activity and healthy food choices to start taking off the excess weight. Remember that it is 3, 500 calories per pound. To lose weight, your calories burned must exceed your calories consumed. Drink 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Not so much initially, but over time it can cause weight gain like so many other antidepressants. Some have even lost wight on it at first - but later it can promote tiredness, decreased libido, insomnia, and weight gain. This can be confusing as it contrasts with its initial effects. ...Read more
I've been taking cipralex for almost a year now, but I gained a lot of weight as a result, can I switch to Prozac (fluoxetine) or what shall I do better for me?
If I gained weight on prozac and lost it on wellbutrin (bupropion) can I take prozac and wellbutrin (bupropion) together and not gain weight?
Maybe: There really is no data on that sort of thing, would have to observe what happened. ...Read more
Used Prozac (fluoxetine) for 4 months. Gained 20% more weight, still no weightloss now I have stopped for 2 months. Side effect? If so, when Will it disappear?
Not a side effect: Weight gain is not a typical side effect of Prozac (fluoxetine); and weight loss is not a sure outcome of Prozac (fluoxetine) treatment. DO NOT use food for gratification purposes, and you will be able to better control your weight. Being hungry is NOT A TORTURE – it is a biologically necessary state. ...Read more
I have had a cough for the past 3 days and its starting to get worse, and now I'm losing my voice. I'm on prozac (fluoxetine). What can I take to make it better?
Over the counter med: Since it is only 3 days old, you likely have a viral illness. This can also cause laryngitis. Stay hydrated, try a humidifier to keep mucus thin. Some over the counter cough medicines can help. If you are not getting better after 7-10 days from start, then you should see your doctor--or if there is triouble breathing, high fevers, or you feel much sicker than a regular viral illness. ...Read more
Abilify/Prozac: Not at all common, but reported by a few. ...Read more
Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more