Our expert says:
With Fluoxetine / Prozac, one may get some increase in appetite ; just as depression often reduces your appetite and effective treatment of the depression may let it increase normally again. As Shain says, with ANY drug, always make a point of getting the little white paper with it, and read about effects, side-effects, etc.
Because all this family of drugs affects the centre in the brain which controls appetite, but does so unpredictably ( as does Depression ) one may see an increase or decrease in appetite and weight. If you get the munchies, check with dietdoc about selecting some more healthy munchies, of the celery sort, rather than sugary ones.
And Janey, you're wrong --- antidepressants if taken properly and for the appropriate length of time, can end an episode of depression, and it will NOT return as soon as one stops the tablet. But Depression is a ecurrent disorder in most cases, and can return later.
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