I have an interesting set of problems, depressive and occasionally manic, but not totally bipolar. This has caused many problems with prescribing the right medication. I feel like i've been on everything. Anyway, I finally admitted to my psych that my depressive symptoms felt more severe than ever and that I was worried. I also admitted to myself that after trying to be off of medications for about 3 months, I need them. My doctor prescribed lexapro because from what I understand this is generally supposed to have less side effects. I have read a lot of great reviews that this has changed peoples lives and I am so hopeful that that can be me too. Im most concerned about weight gain, and this is because I'm getting married in 3 months. I'm already trying to lose weight and certainly can't afford to put any on. (god forbid i don't fit into my dress). Anyway, I'm wondering if a lot of people have experienced weight gain and if so, was it immediate? My doc said if it happens at all it won't be until 6 months or so after I start. If i gain some weight after my wedding (and I'm feeling happy!) then I think I can deal with it. But if I gain a bunch of weight before the wedding I'm afraid ill feel even worse. Hoping this makes sense and someone can provide some insight. Thanks and good luck to anyone who is struggling. Its so hard and I'm glad we can help each other :)
Lexapro and weight gain, will it happen immediately? getting married in 3 months!?
- 3 Jun 2016 by WantToFeelBetter88
- 6 Jun 2016
- lexapro, depression, mania, bipolar disorder, obesity, weight, medication
Hi, congratulations first of all.
Remember these are posible side effects , meaning they could or not affect you, it depends on your organism, we all react differently.
Common (1% to 10%): Decreased appetite, increased appetite, weight increased
All the best,masso.-
Hi Want! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Just take the medication, have faith and a positive attitude that it IS going to work for you. Just concentrate on getting married and be happy! So many people have been helped so much with lexapro, and you can be another success story. I will add you to my prayers. I know first hand what it is like to live in a chronic state of anxiety, it can be overwhelming. You'll be fine, I just know it!
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