Good Morning! Does anyone know if prozac causes weight gain? Im wondering if its the reason why Im so heavy from being on it for so long. I have gained 30 lbs in 6 yrs and Im usually tiny. Will the weight come off now that Im off it??
SSRIs are notorious for causing weight gain. Typically it is about 5-15lbs, but it can vary like everything from person to person. For some reason it effects the metabolism, so even if you eat and exercise like normal you can gain weight. It doesn't happen to everyone and some SSRIs are more likely to cause weight gain. I did a thread on this awhile back for the agoraphobia group you may find helpful Deborah here is the link http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/agoraphobia-discussions/
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