I'm looking for information about lexapro and weight gain. My doctor prescribed lexapro to me two weeks ago for GAD. While it worked quickly for my anxiety, I had to stop taking it due to bad acne breakouts. I only took it for 5 days (10 mgs a day.) However since getting off of it, I've noticed I've gained quite a few pounds, mostly in my stomach and hips. My stomach has never been really big, so in order to lose this weight I've been eating honestly healthier than ever before. Is it possible that even after taking lexapro for only 5 days it could still be causing me to keep this extra weight? It's been a little over a week since I've been off it now and it seems like I keep gaining weight, even though I'm consuming less than 1,200 calories a day and exercising.
Any info is appreciated!