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Avatar n tn I gained on Lexapro too. Came off the product, but should be taking something. I find if I keep my blood sugar balanced I feel better. I am trying to find something that works for weight loss too. I believe I may try the HCG shots with the B-12. I tried once before the holidays for 4 weeks and did shed 8 lbs. I felt a bit constipated at first. But, I am sure if I get the water down it will eliminate that issue. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I remember my doc telling me one time that less than 2% of people have TRUE, unexplained weight gain with Lexapro. The other ones that gain weight, it's a simple calories in versus calories out deal (that was true for me). And even that number is suppose to be low. I know a couple people who never gained a pound on Lexapro (LUCKY). I don't know about cymbalta or wellbutrin, hopefully you can get good responses from those with experience!
Avatar n tn research will say Lexapro will not cause weight gain and only 10% noted weight gain. BUT, they are wrong. Look how many of us are writting in. It's really sad. I have another friend who is losing her mind over the weight gain and it's further depressed her. I took myself off the Lexapro a week ago. I am having some withdrawl symptoms but I just think about the weight gain and I am happy to go thru this period of withdrawl. I am 5 foot 6 and weighed 116 for years.
Avatar n tn I was able to maintain a 40 lb weight loss for over two years. After only one month on Lexapro I gained 4 pounds. That was enough for me. I stopped the Lexapro and will have to look into some other drug therapy.
Avatar n tn WOW, reading your comments on Lexapro is so soothing to me, I have been telling my doctor for four years since she put me on Lexapro I can't loose weight and I swear Lexapro makes me gain weight. Her answer was when you turn 40 it gets harder and harder to loose weight. All my life I have been underweight, and when she said I had an anxiety disorder she put me on Lexapro. What a mistake, I am know 180 pounds and I can't loose a pound.
Avatar f tn Hi designgyrl, Your weight loss is probably due to your medication causing you to lose your appetite. However, I would let your Dr. know so that they can check out every avenue. I've lost approx 25 to 30 lbs since January when I started my Fentanyl Patch. If your scales are like mine they weigh differently than your Dr.'s scales so it might behoove you to weigh on his scale to get an accurate reading of your weight! Sweetie, PLEASE don't worry about the letter ANYMORE!!
Avatar n tn I thought these 2 meds were known to be weight neutral or cause weight loss. My doctor knows my concern about the weight issue as this is something I have never fought to maintain while everything else in life seems to be a fight. If I stopped taking all meds, would I lose the weight and go back to my normal size. I do lack motivation that's for sure! I think or say I will start a program and don't.
Avatar f tn My physician responded to my request for help, and being discouraged about my lack of weight loss by trying to prescribe prozac for weight loss and of course depression. Since when does Prozac aide weight loss? I did not receive any response to what else could I do/try/ who to see etc. Or an answer as to what they syntroid was doing for me, since I was still not losing weight, but losing hair, and still had high triglycerides. Also no response to my ??
Avatar n tn It should take about 2 months to get to that dosage but I'm getting kinda excited hearing about the benefit of weight loss especially since it was weight loss pills (metabolife and xenedrine) that caused me to find out that I was epileptic in the first place! The doctor told me that i might get tingling in my fingers and i might feel a little dopy but happy dopy he described it as, so I figure i can deal with that! If I start losing weight at a rapid pace i'll definitely post again!
Avatar n tn if you cut out carbs at the same time it really has great results. the weight loss will help with the diabetes. the pills [i take them after meals] help you not to crave carbs, or so i find. i'll keep you posted.
Avatar n tn I have been on Lexapro for about 3 months started on 10 mg then increased to 20mg for anxiety and started having side effects...weight loss, memory loss, nausea, itchy red patches on my skin and uncontrollable yawning. But the biggest concern was my weight loss, since I am already struggling to keep weight on. So my doctor wanted me to taper off by going to 10 mg for four days to finish the medication then start a new medicine Pristiq...
Avatar n tn I was looking back on my weight loss chart and saw that within 3 weeks of starting lexapro each time, I had a significant weight gain. I went from 175 to 185 the first time and then continued to gain despite following the program and exercising. When I went off the med, the weight began to drop and I made it down below 200. I started it again in February this year and within 3 weeks, here came another 10 pounds and it's been steadilly going up ever since.
Avatar n tn I feel a little less bloated, and I can feel the muscle underneath the fat which is better than before, so I think some of the bloating was due to the Lexapro. The weight has leveled off to 30s pound over my target (that is, my weight 4 years ago). I think the nutritionist is starting to take me seriously, and said that the SSRI's can effect metabolism and that can take a while to go back to 'normal'.
Avatar n tn That is the first time I have ever heard of Lexapro causing hair loss. Are you sure it was the Lexapro? I have been taking 30Mgs a day of Lexapro for two years now and my hair is super thick. I've never lost any hair from this. I'm 38 years old now and I am getting a couple grey hairs now, but I figure that's just age catching up with me.
1797743 tn?1389217285 ) I've been warned about weight gain or weight loss and have lost a couple of pounds yay! I know it's early yet and I appreciate your encouragement.
Avatar n tn No weight gain - actually weight loss on Lexapro(20 mg); I'm just not hungry, though I do eat a well balanced dinner every evening - with lots of protein, salads, and microwaved sweet potatoes. I'll "carb" out once a week; it appears to work for me. PLUS, far less side affects from the switch from an older drug. SNACK on foods that you do not like! That also helps!
Avatar n tn The only thing is that I've noticed over the last several months an effect that is rather disturbing and I don't know if it's due to lexapro? Kind of an inability to think straight sometimes, or loss of short term memory. Just an overall feeling of almost a blank mind. (IE I used to write a lot, but since taking lexapro, if I pick up a notebook, i've got nothing). Is it feasible that my brain-dead feelings are attributed to Lexapro?
Avatar n tn I suggest you continue on your regime for now, and assure you that you will see results, but for permanent weight loss you will have to sure not to become or stay a stress ( emotional) eater. My book, and online program, is the best insurance you can get to end the weight issues...go to www.shrinkyourself.
Avatar n tn I am glad to hear i am not alone in this awful experience called lexapro. I started my adventure with AD with wellbutrin about 16 months ago. I can't recall feeling different except that i began to sweat profusely. I could use deoderant 3 times a day and it didn't matter. I switched to lexapro about 7 months ago which almost instantaneously made me feel what i guess is happiness. I felt an inner calmness and my social anxiety disappeared. It was the most content feeling.
Avatar n tn along with joint pain, headaches, fatigue, insomnia, asthma, weight loss and smoking cessation. i figure what the heck. right now am still on 200 mg hs and the occasional seroquel. have appt. with psych. in 2 weeks.
Avatar n tn First off let me say Im a 47 year old male my weight was about 245 lbs I now wiegh close to 380 lbs since being on Lexapro Im starving all the time and im fatigued all day long I haven't dreamed since i have been on Lexapro and have since developed Diabetes. This is why i well stop for the final time taking this drug. My first withdrawl was hell Lasted 2 months Brain Zaps, sweating all the time, and developed FMS so i resarted after 4 months in hopes of reversing the FMS That never happend.
Avatar n tn hi blondie, If you have some issues with using pills you should try something else for your weight loss. I am using beyond weight management tea for my weight loss and it really worked great.
Avatar n tn It did work well for depression, and I did have the beneficial side effect of the weight loss as well. I have taken Zoloft and Lexapro in the past which also worked well for depression, but similar to others on this site, I couldn't stand the weight gain. So I tapered off and ultimately quit. I have to be honest and say that when I took the Wellbutrin (in my late 30's) my figure looked amazing (better then in highschool).
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been taking 10mg of Lexapro for a year and a half and recently decided to taper off due to fatigue and weight gain. I have mentioned cutting back to my doctor, but she seems adamant that I stay on the meds indefinitely. I do not agree with this because I am concerned about the long term effects, which are largely unknown. I am going to discontinue treatment with her due to changes in my insurance policy, so I decided to try to cut back on my own.
Avatar n tn I was on cipralex for years and it didn't matter how much I worked out, weight loss was minimal. On a high carb diet and no excercise, I gained 40 or so lbs. Everytime I go off of cipralex I lose weight. I don't care what they say, cipralex causes weight gain. I was on mirtzapanine for a short while and I felt happy for once but together with the cipralex the 30 lbs came back within a month! One could give these meds to HIV and Cancer patients to gain weight, in fact, I think they do.
Avatar f tn I think if you read the pi on paxil it has equal weight gain to weight loss making it weight neutral. My friend takes it and it never effected her weight at all. So I wouldn't let that scare you as that is patient dependent. However, you tried it in the past and had agitation/ hyperactivity from it. (you'd probably lose weight over the longhaul with that . . .) So you may want to consider lexapro or celexa.
Avatar f tn I am now trying prozac and have only been taking it for 2 weeks but I have been experienceing a lot of stomach problems, depression and anexity breakthrough. I have read good things about prozac and weight loss, do you think I should just give it more time or do you think I should get my doctor to up my dose which is 20mg now. please help.
Avatar n tn i was noticing more and more hair loss, and just a little weight loss. I called my pharmacist who said that hair loss isn't really common with topamax and should go away in a few weeks when my body get used to it. i just couldnt lose anymore, i had extremely thick hair and now i can see my scalp which i hate. i use nioxin which helps grow hair (shampoo, conditioner, scalp treatment, and follicle booster) and just continued to lose it.