Our expert says:
Let's see -- This sounds like a quiz show. Can I win a new car ?
/ Prozac, like numerous other antidepressants MAY encopurage you to gain weight, but also may not do so --- as a siode-efect, it's not usually major, and never compulsory.
Its generally agreed that one ought to wait at least 2 to 4 weeks on a proper dose of an AD before deiciding that it's not going to work. Prozac is an SSRI. MAOI don't necessarily have negative effects. the newest one, Aurorix, is a REVERSIBLE MAOI and has less side-effects and interaction problems than the older ones, where there could be some unpleasant interactions between the MAOI and chemicals found in some foods. If you're writing from SA, Fluvoxamine is probably best known under the trade name of Luvox.
The symptoms you describe don't fit any very typical patterns, and you'd do best to see a good local shrink for a proper assessment, and then a discussion of treatment options. It may well be that CBT style counselling would suit you best, more than meds
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