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Hi All,
I am new to this board and would greatly appreciate any kind of feedback! :bouncing:
My question is: Is anyone out there that has been on Prozac for a long stretch of time, and it does help you, but you switched to another anti-D.

The reason behind my question is that I have been on Prozac many years, I have depression, OCD, and really bad Anxiety. Prozac has been a life-saver and helped tremendously....BUT I have put on ALOT of weight over the years and no matter what I try to lose it , It WON"T COME OFF!!

So my dilema is finding and anti-D that works as good as Prozac but doesn't have the weight gain side effect.

I am petrified to go off of it!!! Once a doc put me on Zoloft and it was a nightmare experience and I swore I'd never go off the ZAC again.
So I really need help from people that have been on it, to give me some insight.

Thanks so much in advance for any replies!!! :)

Sufferann
I have been on Prozac for 10 years and I to have gained significant weight. I have tried several other meds but none seem to work as well. I also had very bad panic attacks and the thought of coming off the Prozac was scary to me also.. I have been off of it for a month now and my doctor just gave me a presc. for Wellbutrin Xl. I will try that and see how it does. Prozac became my comfort drug and I feel like over all these years, maybe I built up some form of tollerance to it. Who knows, I may end up going back on it..







Quote from sufferann:
Hi All,
I am new to this board and would greatly appreciate any kind of feedback! :bouncing:
My question is: Is anyone out there that has been on Prozac for a long stretch of time, and it does help you, but you switched to another anti-D.

The reason behind my question is that I have been on Prozac many years, I have depression, OCD, and really bad Anxiety. Prozac has been a life-saver and helped tremendously....BUT I have put on ALOT of weight over the years and no matter what I try to lose it , It WON"T COME OFF!!

So my dilema is finding and anti-D that works as good as Prozac but doesn't have the weight gain side effect.

I am petrified to go off of it!!! Once a doc put me on Zoloft and it was a nightmare experience and I swore I'd never go off the ZAC again.
So I really need help from people that have been on it, to give me some insight.

Thanks so much in advance for any replies!!! :)

Sufferann