I was on Effexor and Wellbutrin for 24 yrs since I had female surgery when I was 48. I was watching what I ate and lost weight over the last 10 years but lost it very slow. I was feeling good about my weight loss but since I stopped the Wellbutrin and Effexor and put on Lexapro I noticed slight weight gain. I really had a tough time getting off the Effexor so don't want to take it again but I don't want to start putting weight back on. I had to be put in the hospital for depression during the time I was getting off Effexor and I was under my doctors care doing it. I was told by a doctor treating me in the hospital that Effexor was the worst medication of it's kind to stop taking. Is the Lexapro putting weight on me?