Can someone please tell me their personal experience with weight gain whilst on escitalopram? I am a female in my early 20's. 5ft 11in and on the higher side of 17st (so, slightly overweight for my height)
I have lost two stone over the last year due to an important operation I need to have. I'm really worried that if I start this medication I will gain weight, which will cancel out all my hard work I've done over the last year to lose weight. I eat healthily, but don't exercise too much. (One 15 minute walk a day)
I have the choice to stay on my current medication (sertraline) instead of going on escitalopram, so please do let me know your opinion with starting escitalopram/a few weeks on/a few months on and any other information which may be helpful.