Increase in weight effect of Fluoxetine

We have 572 consumer reports for Fluoxetine. Increase in weight effect occurred in 15%.

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Fluoxetine Circle Diagram 84 consumers of 572 reported about Increase in weight

  1. Donna V. Robinson says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Migraine; Depression

    I am taking sarongs for 6 months (25 mg / day) for chronic migraine with tension-type headache, initially in the form of drops in the evening. But that led to extreme tiredness right at the beginning. Meanwhile, I take it in tablet form (retard), so that the fatigue spreads more evenly throughout the day. The headache severity was actually much less in the first two months and the frequency of seizures too. Meanwhile, this effect is no longer there, but only the side effects. The tiredness has settled to a bearable level. Unfortunately, I have gained significantly more weight since taking Saroten (about 6 kg in 6 months), because the appetite has increased. Maybe this is also in addition to the fluoxetine tablets, which I have been taking for about 8 years because of depression (40 mg / day) and the initial weight loss now cause the opposite (weight gain about 30 kg in 8 years).

  2. Florence A. Fudge says:
    3.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Thyroid function under; Depression

    Since taking these medicines together I have become much more agile. I also feel like living again and am also happier. The side effects are not so great, I took weight, which bothers me a lot. But since I’m in a good mood again I want to try to reduce the weight again with sport.

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  3. Michelle C. Saunders says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Dizziness; Depression

    It started with a dizzy spell that took me straight to the hospital and started an odyssey from hospital to hospital. I then came to the Neurological Outpatient Department of the Charite and was subsequently hired with the above-mentioned drugs. I take 12 mg of beta and 40 mg of fluoxetine daily. I feel very well, rarely have seizures, but I have to say that I did a behavioral therapy for two years. I can live fully again and am very well-adjusted, able to get along well with my illness. Do not give up even with Meniere’s disease, you can participate in lifeSide effects: I have a headache (but not dramatically) every now and then and I have gained weight, which is not really insignificant! But otherwise I am really well, they wanted to send me on incapacity pension I have defied my illness and have even made an education and go back to work!

    Side effects: Headache; Increase in weight
  4. Monique C. Marino says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Aggressiveness; Psychological instability; Depression

    Significant improvement: better assessment of previously depressed situations (did not notice the difference until after taking the medication), emotionally less depressive rashes down, less to 180, increase drive, could move me in social situations much more relaxed, cessation of active suicidal thoughts. Side effects: palpitations, heart rhythm disturbances, sometimes chest tightness when lying down, often awake at night for 2-4 hours (stupid if you have to return to the office in the morning …), thus also gaining weight (controlling eating disorders at night was more difficult), partly over-spirited mood.

  5. David S. Fox says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Mood swings; Bipolar disorder; Drive disorders; Depression

    I also voted against my Bipolar Affective Disorder Manic Depressive Disease called these two drugs together with my doctor after several years of searching in vain for the right medication. At the beginning, every fortnight I wavered between low mood and unnoticed hypomania. When I did not pay much attention to it and continued to work 60-70 hours a week and in the meantime gave birth to 2 children, it became so bad that I took the eighth train of the emotions at least 1-2 times that day , Today I know why I got this disease as a gift. Back in my teens, when I had very severe acne, my doctor prescribed me a drug called Roaccutan as a last resort, which allegedly drove at least 9 people into suicide. I was lucky enough to be able to control my suicidal thoughts and have myself admitted to open psychiatry. There I was prescribed lithium first. Then they experimented with different drugs from Trevilor to Zeldox or Atypical Neuroleptics like Sulpiride in small doses. But whenever the medications had helped for a few days, the effect simply stopped after certain times. And especially the hypomania was gone but the shit …… Depris were always there and I could not be happy anymore and always had something like a stone in the pit of my stomach. Until I found the combination myself with my doctor. The Seroquel helps me to protect myself in both directions. It helps me more against the exhausting hypo or partial mania. But it does not help enough against depression. That’s why I tried fluoxetine, and lo and behold, both medicines in combination have totally changed my life. When my doctor returned from the congress he said that for bipolar people it is the best combination right now to take these two medicines. At the beginning I had the lithium in addition to the seroquel and fluoxetine. I have asked my doctor to omit the exhausting lithium. He agreed and it came as it had to come. I became so manic that I became aggressive and turned on some people totally and turned off completely. When I was in the open two weeks, I was the seroquel increased by 50% and reduced the driving fluoxetine to a single dose. Since this hospitalization I have now the dose in the morning 100mg Seroquel and 20mg Fluoxetine. In the evening I take now 400mg Seroquel and that’s it. Since then, I feel something of normal as years no longer. I have no big weight gain from the Seroquel and then only between 2 and 4 kilograms. I was always tired and broken at the beginning with the treatment of Seroquel and did not get out of bed. This has changed with the dose increase. I can think clearer again and I can remember things again. So exactly the opposite what others are reporting here about the Seroquel. I have had the best experience with Seroquel and Fluoxetine. And if I have Parkinson’s in 20 years I do not care. Because then at least I was allowed to experience my good years in a normal and joyful way. I wish you all that it may be the same with you as with me. It took me almost 5 years to find the right medication.

    Side effects: Increase in weight; Fatigue
  6. Mamie M. Drake says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    Was switched to fluoxetine about 5 months ago … The depression and anxiety have disappeared, I’m resilient and somehow nothing is close to me. I’m clear from the head, think faster and be more focused. But the side effects are sooo strong 🙁 Hunger is my constant companion … have gained 12 pounds, (most of the stomach) despite balanced nutrition and a lot of sports, I am totally desperate because I need only 4-5 hours of sleep and wake up from bloating and feeling of fullness.

  7. William A. Merino says:
    3.5 rating

    Fluoxetine for Anxiety disorders; Social phobia; Depression

    Fluoxetine in the context of Doxepin: Significant weight gain of over 20 kilos.Doxepin alone brings almost no nix.Hinterher discontinued and only taken fluoxetine! After stopping the doxepin several years had Herzryhtmusstörungen.Beim you have to watch outright when you drop off Fluoxetine, little side effect, Except short taste changes (Metallic taste in the mouth). Otherwise, Fluoxetine, has little effect on anxiety, but again very good in depressive mood! Also, you ponder less!

  8. Elizabeth D. Cutter says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    After taking opipramol and other tests for a long time take Fluoxetine, 40mg. Have increased in this period, a total of 10kg and after a short stop, it goes up even further! And despite the lack of appetite there is less than before. In addition, my migraine attacks are more severe and more frequent than before. In addition, my monthly cycle has changed and I feel with my hot flashes as in menopause. But that can not be due to my age.

  9. Juanita E. Macdonald says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    I have 10mg at the beginning and go up to 20mg in 2 days. The first days were hell, I was tired all day, but restless. In the evening I could not sleep and was still restless. At the gym I could not feel anything because my muscles were incredibly weak and shaky. And with stress I became only more depressed including suicidal thoughts. Meanwhile, the side effects are mitigated, but the sleep problems and depression with suicidal thoughts are still there.

  10. Mark A. Buford says:
    4.5 rating

    Fluoxetine for Obsessive compulsive disorder

    Even if one thinks of taking off the tablets, I had not made that experience. On the contrary, I was gaining weight again. I felt a certain coldness in my senses and could not really feel pain or pain After that, I escaped the first time, I got depression and I was totally zappelig.Seit August I came from 80mg down to 40mg and it was not much worse. But I then on my own After a few weeks I was very dizzy and my nerves were blank. It came back to good and bad feelings, but I felt again. Since I have learned new from the family doctor, that in a long-term study is not good for the Bodies are / consequential damages.

  11. Angela D. Vogel says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Mood swings; Eating disorder

    In the beginning I was accidentally overdosed (60 mg) and had an extreme tremor in my right hand. I was not able to keep my cutlery normal or draw anything – I was shaking so hard. I was dosed down to 40 mg. The tremor stopped and except that I was drunk faster under the influence of alcohol (1 glass of champagne was already too much), I took about 40 kg within a year. Although my doctors told me in advance that they would rather lose weight. However, I also stopped smoking – which certainly had an impact on the extreme weight gain. Fluoxetine did not leave any side effects, except maybe that sometimes I’m very tired. My mood swings and depressions have stopped and I have become a lot less emotion. I do not cry anymore and I am calmer and more balanced. My always well-balanced mood and inner balance make my life a lot easier – even in some hopeless situations I can stay cool and relaxed thanks to the drug – and thus better handle the things that have cost me quite a lot of nerves in the past. However, the desire for sex was completely lost and although I live in a relationship, I can do without sex well because I do not miss it at all. (Much to the chagrin of my partner ..) I would like to lose weight again, but I do not dare to discontinue or exchange the drug because my fear predominates to slip back into severe depression or permanent mood swings.

  12. Stephanie W. Soto says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Fibromyalgia; Sleep disorders; Depression

    Increased appetite and slight weight gain (1 kg per month) Increased itching Other side effects: Increasing concentration, regaining working capacity (max 1 – 2 forced sleep phases daily, before 3-5), no worsening of sleep disturbances, more balance, less frustration

  13. Martha K. Courtney says:
    3.0 rating

    At the first intake even more anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, now after 2.5 years better, but only taking 20 mg every 2 days. weight gain.

  14. Robert C. Francois says:
    4.0 rating

    Fluoxetine for Depression

    I always have a disturbed relationship with my body. In the beginning I had loss of appetite. Now for about 2 months I have cravings again and again. But can still pull me together. I am glad that my work is connected with a lot of walking. So I can move all day and hope not to increase again. My favorite would be for me, if it really was a drug invented that works for the duration, so not like me just at the beginning. With the intake connected with the psychotherapy I still try to accept my body as it is. I wish that I can do it soon.

  15. Melissa J. Demars says:
    2.0 rating

    I’m very dissatisfied, since I have been taking for about 4 months and since – after feeling – more binge eating than before. My doctor has written down the against eating attacks. Why does it not work for me ?????