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?
On Lexapro & can’t lose weight. Is that common?
Question posted by NMZ728 on 2 Jan 2018
Last updated on 30 March 2018 by Sdcastles1
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?
NMZ728; Yes because Lexapro does as everyone is telling you. Then yes you have to watch what your eating more what many have said is less food but more times a day and some light exercise. you can do this keep the chin up and know that your doing fine
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!
It can definitely make you not be able to lose weight or even gain if you are not careful and eat a balanced diet. It does take more effort but to me it is well worth it.
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