I've been on a Generic Lexapro for almost a year and my biggest complaint is the weight gain and ''bloating". Every morning I look in the mirror and my face looks like I ate a salt lick for dinner. My dr. started me on adding Wellbutrin XL 150mg to alleviate those side effects and it worked great but I turned into an irritable crazy lady.

I found out my insurance covers brand Lexapro so I am going to try that to see if the bloat goes away. My dr also switched me to a very low dose of Wellbutrin IR, which so far seems much more mellow but isn't helping my "bloat".

Had anyone else experienced water retention on Lexapro and does brand versus generic make a difference related to that?