I have been 130-140 lbs from age 20-50. Now in the past 5 months I have gained 20 lbs and saw 161 on the scale. Is this common with lexapro?
Common (1% to 10%): Increased appetite, weight increased"
Most pyschotropic drugs, especially the antidepressants, have the potential for causing weight gain because they affect the basal metabolism and fat storage mechanisms. This is not weight that you can regulate by diet and/or exercise.
You should discuss this with your doctor and if she/he feels your weight gain is clinically significant there are other antidepressants (Wellbutrin and Trintellix) that are considered more weight neutral.
Best regards, Wildcat
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