lexapro weight gain stories

Lexapro took away my anxiety but the trade off was becoming overweight.I see this post is quite old. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. I came into work today and immediately logged on to search for Lexapro weight gain. I'll keep posting if weight changes.

I used to get worked up about absolutely everything and think so negatively all the time. YOu can always lose a couple extra pounds, but quality of life is worth it.I am also starting this drug.

Some other not so common side effects of Lexapro are diarrhea, headaches, shivering, chills, wheezing, vomiting, joint and muscle pain, cough, and abdominal pain.Although the common side effects are expected to arise, it is still important to inform your psychiatrist about them. We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information -

I realized I didn't feel much better or worse without the meds so I took my self off it (not the best way i know). I am a very active person, eat healthy on a regular basis and recently started taking Lexapro for GAD. This is crucial because sudden stoppage of the drug can have negative effects on your serotonin levels and make things worse. Would you like to write for us?

I used to eat a pound and a half of pasta every 3 days. Thank youI realize this post was made in 2010, and although it is now almost 2017, I know others are still seeking answers about Lexapro and At 18 months on the Rx, I had gained 30lbs and moved into a size 10 in my clothes. Lexapro is an antidepressant, that may result in weight gain in some individuals. Super frustrating.I'm vasillating between taking just 5mg of Lexapro or supplements, specifically GABA & L-Tryptophan or just 5 HTP. Select one or more newsletters to continue. Side effect of loss of appetite, or possibly vomiting.Thanks for the input. The only thing I can think is that the drug messes with your metabolism.

I exercise regularly, and typically eat right.

But what about its side effects? I started on that and felt pretty good, so I tried after about a month to quit the Lexapro. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website.
Within the first 2 months of taking Lexapro I lost weight before returning to my normal weight.

Hi all, I am severely depressed & have been taking Prozac for a month now & my doc suggested Abilify to add.

I have read so much information on this site about Lexapro causing weight gain and so far I have actually lost my appetite, and finding myself eating a lot less. It was really helpful for GAD but I'm really struggling with the slow but steady weight gain as this has never been an issue for me until now.

anti's are dif for everyone. I used to worry about the weight situation but I am more grateful for the outcome.

Approved by the FDA in 2002, this depression medication is a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI), which although quite powerful, when given in the right doses can calm an anxious person and can help him or her get back to living a regular life. This has never happened before.

I never once thought it could be the Lexapro causing my weight gain until it was suggested to me yesterday.

I'm eating, eating, eating- anything and everything. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience.This website uses cookies to improve your experience. All swelling in my legs stopped immediately after stopping Lexapro and I have lost 4lbs in one week without trying.

Any tips please? I just hope the weight comes of soon with being back on track to a more normal appetite and hot yoga.I was put on it almost 2 years ago.