Yes, yes, yes!!! I was on Lexapro for over 2 years, and just stacked on the weight. I am fairly active and have a pretty good diet so was sure... even though the docs were saying not... that this was from the meds. Since being off Lexapro the weight has just dropped, and continues to do so. Funny enough it was dropping off even when I wasn't exercising (ankle sprain kept me from any activity) and I have stopped obsessing about it too. For the years that I was on Lexapro, I was obsessively thinking about it and it was making me even more depressed! Now after 5 months I have dropped 2 dress sizes and feeling better for it. I also noticed that it was a real strange weight gain, like someone had stuck a rubber tyre around my waist.
Yes, some people have weight gain and some weight loss.. I don't know why but I have read many postings by both sides. I myself gained about 60 lbs in 3 years.. which equals around 1.5 lbs a month.. I kept telling my dr that the medication was making me put on weight, of course I heard, "no, that isn't one of the side effects.. You just need to watch what you eat." But seriously I had not eaten any more/less than before, and I've never been very active.. It was a crazy amount of weight for such a short period of time. But I've stopped taking it about 2 months ago and I've lost several pounds already, and I have not changed my eating habits or my activity level.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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