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Re: prozac weight gain

Posted by laura on March 29, 1999, at 21:57:14

In reply to Re: prozac weight gain, posted by Matt on March 28, 1999, at 18:06:55

> > 25 pound weight gain isn't uncommon at all.
> > in fact, this is likely the average gain in general.
> > apparently people gain 1-40% or so of their body weight..with approx 10-20% likely, with SSRI's in general.
> Harry,
> Where are these stats from? I find this most interesting. We've gone from thinking of these as diet drugs to thinking that they cause all sorts of weight gain. (Though I've not seen anything that indicates that 25 pounds (given a normal body weight) is a "common" weight gain on SSRIs.)
> Matt

Thank for the feedback guys-- I've seen many complaints on the web concerning SSRI's and significant weight gain. My physician said that some do experience weight loss, however 1 in 12 will experience weight gain. He also said it could have been alot worse--some people gain more than I did! If you do a search on prozac AND weight on any of the major search engines you'll find patients and doctors alike talking about SSRI's and weight gain. The worse part about it is there's many people that still believe you can't possibly gain weight from medication and it's a "cop out" by overeating, lazy pigs. For the first time in my life, I see the weight discrimation that goes on in our society. I have been guilty of it myself. It's no better than bigotry or sexism. I'm almost glad I got on the web and started talking about weight, it's changed my attitude completely.




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