No weight gain for me. My dr told me that it may increase my desire for sweet things and cause me to get more hungry. This didn't happen to me; it doesn't happen to everyone. The only weight I have put on is from when I was super anxious (before I was on Lexapro) and I lost a rediculous amount of weight and put it back on. So I would say now I'm back to a normal weight.
I was on 200mg Lamictal, and 1mg Klonopin when my psychiatrist decided to switch me to 10mg Lexapro. When I started taking Lexapro, I actually ate less because of the initial side effects. I felt nauseous and I was constantly dizzy (for about two weeks). During this time, I was tapering off of the Lamictal. It has now been about a month and a half of being ONLY on Lexapro (3 months total). Since I got off of Lamictal, I definitely notice a change in my appetite. I am a monster. My appetite is insatiable. It is making me consider switching to something else. I am a 6'1" 22 y/o male. I went from 168lbs on Lamictal to 182lbs on Lexapro and counting. I can feel myself gaining weight and its crazy. I do feel so much better but idk if its worth it. Im going to try and find a better alternative.
- Lexapro Information for Consumers
- Lexapro Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lexapro (detailed)
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