Dr Goldberg, I was hoping you could help me with something. The past two years I had been taking Prozac, 40mg a day. A few months ago I was taken off of it, due to the fact my metabolism came to a screeching halt and I gained 30 pounds. My doctor switched me to Wellbutrin. I use to be able to lose weight so easily, and I have always been a healthy weight, until I was prescribed Prozac. Never understood weight gain as a common side effect of anti depressants, because it has made me miserable gaining this weight. Any who, how long would it be for me to stop experiencing these side effects? How long until my metabolism gets back to normal and I can lose weight again? Ive been dieting and exercising and its upsetting how hard I work for next to nothing. Is there any way to flush the medication out? Ugh I just want some sort of hope that I wont have to deal with this forever. -MelissaView Thread
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