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Re: weight gain/pharmaceutical research

Posted by leah12 on March 23, 2006, at 13:00:03

In reply to Re: weight gain/pharmaceutical research, posted by Pannie S. on August 16, 2001, at 16:32:05

> I just found this site. 3 weeks ago I decided to go off Prozac after over 1 year of use at 80 mg/day.
> I must say it is largely due to the way that the med "petered-out" a couple of months ago. When I first went on
> Prozac I lost 20 lbs (and didn't need to). As it "petered-out" I started to gain weight regardless of my exercise/eating habits. A recovering anorexic, this
> is very scary for me...also I have learned many coping mechanisms over the past year which Prozac enabled me to learn. I realize it's risky to go off the med, but I want to go it alone and see if I need to take it for the rest of my life.
> I have been very tired and still gaining weight (the 20 lbs are back along with 10 more). I'm a bit flighty, but am hoping that this all will
> go away once the med is out of my system (6 weeks??). Has anyone experienced the same thing? If so, any advice on how to make this time a bit easier or how to take the weight off?
> Thank you in advance!

Hello, today it is March 23, 2006 many years after I read this post. This is EXACTLY my situation. IF anyone out there can offer me help through their experience I would be more than appreciative!!! I am also a recovering anorexic--I only say recovering because I have gained sooooo much weight with Prozac. At first I dropped weight and felt GREAT...but as time went on I felt tired and depressed and gained weight, which made me feel even more tired and depressed. I upped my dosage (with my doc's ok) and it seemed to work for about a month, then I gained back what I lost and more. I am now heavier than I ever have been in my life. I am contemplating going off the meds. Any suggestions? Please help me--




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