hi, i started fluoxetine(generic prozac) for the first time 6 weeks ago.
i compete in cycle racing and, even now, out of season, i train regularly(200k per week) and avoid fatty foods. i monitor my weight and bodyfat regularly. i'd heard about the possibility of weight gain on prozac, so since i got on board, i've also been running(2x40 mins sessions per week).
by week 4, i had gained 1kg. my weight then started to go down, and at the moment, after 6 weeks, i'm almost back to my original weight. phew!
do you do much exercise? if not, why not try some running or cycling? it'll help prevent any possible weight gain, and it'll make you feel better, it really does release those feel-good endorphins. ok, you might feel shitty again the next day, but it'll put you in a good place for a while, and that can't be bad.
as for sexual side effects, i noticed them before i noticed any beneficial effects from the prozac. can't get it up, don't really want to anyway sort of sums it up. however, i have found that if i try really hard - or someone else tries for me - i can get it on.
take care of yourself - i hope the prozac works for you.
Edited by fond de jante, 25 November 2005 - 02:59 PM.