i have just began taking lexapro and have read many comments online of others taking this medication and gaining weight. Have many people had this side effect ?
I put on 35kgs over the 4yrs and my liver had been damaged. In process of trying to see if its the lexapro as it is not alcohol. I was lex for 4yrs 20mg. I needed it and it got me through a horrible stage of panic attacks and anxiety! I think I would have gone insane without it. Now I'm 2 weeks off, I've lost 5kgs already! Off to the docs in another 2 weeks to see if liver has improved. But yes for me I put on weight but without it I would have lost it. U need to weigh up the pros and cons. I decided that at the time my mental health was more important than putting on weight :)
I am pretty weight aware yet take several drug due to multiple conditions. I have put on 25 pounds and have noticed that I am ALWAYS hungry, unlike I have ever been before.
I cut down calories, I increased my work out by 25 percent and still gain weight. So I am going to cut it way back or cold turkey. The weight will only create a number of additional problems.
Would love to hear from others. The problem with checking out discussion groups is that so many of them are from years gone by.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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