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Re: Increasing Prozac dosage & weight gain

Posted by Andy on August 5, 1999, at 16:58:50

In reply to Increasing Prozac dosage & weight gain, posted by Leslie Mock on August 5, 1999, at 15:51:03

> I've been on 20mg. Prozac for the past three years. It's been
> a miracle for my depression, but, I've gained
> 30 pounds in the past year and a half. I wasn't sure that it really was the Prozac
> until I went on an intense diet and exercise program for three months. I lost
> absolutely no weight. Before Prozac I had to be careful not to run more than
> 3x per week for 1/2 hour or I'd start to loss too much weight! In addition, I'm planning on getting prganat soon
> and am going through treatments for autoimmune problems which have caused me to miscarry in the past. One of my immune
> problems is antibodies against serotonin and endorphines.
> Because of the pregnancy thing, my doctor will not switch me at to any meds. other than Prozac. I've upped my dosage this past week to 40 mg.
> and have noticed feeling a lot less tired (I was sleeping 15 hours per day)and just better in general.
> My doctor suggested that the increase in dosage will also have an anoretic effect and I will lose weight. has anyone experienced weight loss
> on Prozac by upping their dosage? Should I expect this reaction or just liuve with the fact that I'll carry around this extra weight until I can swith meds.
> Thanks.

I'm not sure I understand the failure to lose weight on the diet and exercise plan. Does the AD make you gain weight or does it increase your appetite, thereby causing you to gain weight because you eat more? Perhaps sleeping 15 hours a day meant you weren't burning many calories.




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