I am 9 months post partum. I started taking Lexapro about 4 months ago, right after I finished breast feeding. I can’t seem to lose any baby weight. It did take me awhile after my first son to lose weight, but I was also on Lexapro. Could Lexapro cause me to not lose weight! Anyone else experience this?
Hi, NMZ! Yes, both antidepressants and anti-psychotics can inhibit your metabolism making it difficult to lose weight and even causing weight gain in some people. Eating healthy and exercising will help, but only so much. If it's a real problem for you and depending on why you're taking Lexapro you might ask your doctor about switching to a more weight neutral antidepressants like Wellbutrin.
Best regards and good luck! Wildcat
Yes I started lexapro a couple times in my life but right after my daughter was born 4 years ago and just recently gained 20 lbs and I can not get the scale to budge. I am working out more than ever and eating healthier than ever. Wondering what weight natural meds have worked for you all?
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
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