I've been on Lexapro for one year now and since then I've gained weight.Around the time I started taking Lexapro I also quit smoking so I'm not certain what's the cause of the actual weight gain.Lately I've been angry and bitter about putting on pounds so I decided to stop taking the Lexapro all together.I haven't experienced any side effects and I've noticed I eat less which is good.So what I'd like to know is has anyone stopped taking Lexapro by themselves and if so is this safe? What should I be expecting from this? Should I contact my doctor? Thank you.