Is there a correlation between taking Prozac and weight gain? I have been on this med for close to 20 years and have steadily gained weight during those years (2-3 pounds a year). I wondered if it is the meds or just me!?!
SSRIs are notorious for weight gain, but Prozac has less of a weight gain potential (compared to say Paxil). Your weight gain may be natural - over the course of 20 years. Or it may be the result of the Prozac. But 2-3 pounds per year to gain from an SSRI is not very much. I was on Lexapro for 2-3 years and gained nearly 40 pounds in that time.
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