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Postpartum Antideppressants and weight gain?

I have been on prozac for postpartum depression for about 8 months and have gained over 60 lbs. And i have never in my life had trouble with my weight. Has anyone else had a similar experiance? And if so, what were your solutions? I am currently weening off of it slowly per my doctors orders but i want to know how long after ive stopped taking it will i start to lose the weight if anyone has any ideas, because although the prozac helped the depression the extra 60 lbs. is two steps back. All opinions appreciated.

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Asked by collegemom1007 at 11:04 PM on Mar. 30, 2009 in Health

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  • nope but start exercising going for speed walks eat healthy and it'll take about a year but you'll be looking good again!

    Answer by mirit.rose at 11:11 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • Did they check your thyroid to make sure you don't have hypothyroid? If not ask your doctor about that as it can cause you to gain weight. I am actually on cymbalta and I cant keep my weight on so I will take some of your weight for ya!!

    Answer by Fairy_Wings at 11:30 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

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