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Started Prozac today. - May 28th 2010, 12:16 AM

My doctor put me on Prozac to see if it helps my depression.
I am just wondering if anyone knows some facts about it such as what it will do to my body, will i gain weight, can i smoke weed, will it make things worse...

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Re: Started Prozac today. - May 30th 2010, 09:30 PM

Hey there Larrinda,

Prozac is an SSRI and from what I remember they don't really cause any weight gain. So I think you should be fine with that. Doing any type of drug or drinking alcohol while on things like Prozac isn't particularly recommended.

There are a lot of different side effects that can occur from prozac such as:

-Insomnia
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-Weakness
-Headache
-Diarrhea
-Dry mouth
-Anxiety

Did your doctor tell you anything about the medicine? Or what type of side effects you should look for and tell him/her about? The best way to get information about Prozac is through your doctor.

Although Prozac has some side effects it can really help. I was on it and never experienced any of them and it did help with my depression.

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Re: Started Prozac today. - May 30th 2010, 09:45 PM

Im on a fairly high dosage of Prozac, for me it works very well, but it does take a while to kick in to work. But each persons reaction to medication is different. Which is why there are so many anti depressants.


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Re: Started Prozac today. - May 31st 2010, 04:56 PM

Hey there Larri,

I'm glad that you have been able to talk to a doctor about your depression and that you are willing to try this medication in an attempt to alleviate your depression.

I would not recommend smoking weed when you're on Prozac as it may interact. It is possible that you may gain wait due to increased or returned appetite, but it isn't a huge issue with Prozac. I think that you should try and make yourself more aware of the symptoms that Prozac can cause as it does hold quite a few side effects. Reading the leaflet with your medication should help you become more aware. Everyone is different and may have different side effects. I know that when I started the medication, I had increased suicidal thoughts, sleep disturbance, nausea, heightened anxiety and headaches. However, after a few difficult months, the benefits definitely payed off.

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