Losing weight lexapro

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Avatar n tn Does lexapro cause a person to gain more weight than normal? I was 125 and now I am 140. I am exercising also, and I am still not losing. I am really worried.
Avatar m tn Am trying homeopathic route for a while. Love losing the weight but am feeling a little grey. Would love to find a SNRI that works without the weight gain. Any suggestions?
Avatar f tn Depression has made me gain 20 pounds in a year, and NOT from "just eating." I have spent the whole year trying to work it off - to no avail. I go to the gym, I don't drink alcohol, don't smoke, I do some form of exercise at least 3 days a week, and I am taking 300 mg of Wellbutrin. I'm losing it because of the limited results from working out as well as the "miracle weight loss drug" Wellbutrin. EVERYONE seems to lose weight on it!
Avatar n tn After months of thinking I was having a heart attack due to a racing heart and chest pains, developing fears of driving due to dizziness, and generally thinking I was losing my mind, my doctor suggested (no, strongly advised) I go on Lexapro. So, after 5 visits and the realization that I was indeed going crazy, I succombed and started on the 10mg free samples. Within a week, I felt good..within a month I felt great.
Avatar f tn Has anybody had any luck losing weight that accumulated while taking Lexapro? I was on this drug for 5 years before tapering off 3 weeks ago. During the 5 year period that I was on the drug, I gradually gained about 20 pounds, and I am desperate to get the weight off. Has anyone found any technique that works? Diet and exercise will not budge it!
Avatar n tn A few months ago, my friends and I started to notice that I have been losing an excessive amount of weight. I don't work out and I eat regularly. I know my medication (I take lexapro) isn't responsible for this because I've already consulted with my doctor about it and they say it's nothing. This is really starting to scare me. My menstrual cycles are also regular too and I don't think this can be a factor to this.
Avatar f tn I am currently taking Lexapro (10 mg), and I am having difficulty losing weight. I have been taking Lexapro for about 2 months now, and I am feeling SO much better! However, I am watching what I am eating and exercising regularly, but I am seeing no change in my current weight. I am very frustrated at this point! I have read stories about anxiety medications and weight problems; I am not having excessive appetite issues which would possibly cause the weight gain.
1926604 tn?1322961405 Mania can cause things like anxiety, lack of sleep, not being hungry and losing weight. If lexapro has been helpful in the past when you were depressed, you can keep taking it, just take it with something that prevents mania.
Avatar f tn Is there anyone out there who has had success losing the weight after Lexapro??? Any supplements/herbs you took to speed things along? Or even just a time frame for when your weight went back to normal?
Avatar n tn i too have had an impossible time losing weight on or following the use of anti'd's--i just posted a ques. yesterday asking the same thing you are. i'm on lamictal (75mgs) and i'm working out obessively, eating right, under 1300 cals a day, journaling everything etc..and even though clothes are fitting a little better, the scale isnt changing, and its been 2 months now, and i need some kind of motivation to keep going. thats why i was thinking of trying the injections etc..
Avatar f tn Seems to be my only worry right now! Has anyone NOT gained weight while taking Lexapro?? Hope everyone is having a great day!
Avatar f tn I understand about the weight gain. I've been there myself with it. Are you doing well on the Lexapro? If so, then you may want to think about staying on it. A few extra pounds is really worth it if your doing well on a med. If you do decide to quit taking it then your Dr should give you a tapering schedule. It's hard to say how fast you would lose the weight because we're all so different.
Avatar f tn Hi all, I am severely depressed & have been taking Prozac for a month now & my doc suggested Abilify to add. I had already put on 30lbs from lexapro, which is part of becoming depressed again. I have been on the Abilify for 6days now & can tell it is having a positive impact on me. I have had enough motivation to work out the past two days & I am really watching what I'm eating. Has anyone here had success with losing weight on Abilify & prozac?
Avatar m tn I just started the lexapro and have the same, how is the lexapro working for you beside the belly fat?
Avatar f tn s just a side effect that will go away soon. Losing to much weight. Have an appt. tomorrow with my hep doc.
Avatar f tn This is a very individual thing, so we can't say how it will affect you. Some gain a lot of weight on these meds, some lose, some stay the same. You just can't predict it. I will say from my experience, I gained nothing on imipramine, 50 pounds on Paxil over several years, but only a little on Lexapro and Celexa. So you never know.
Avatar n tn I have been on weight watchers and I am losing weight, but very slowly. He said it makes it diff to lose weight also.
Avatar m tn Hello, I am 37 yr old mother of 3 and I have been battling severe anxiety for 6 months now. Before the anxiety started I intentionally lost 70 lbs. Then anxiety started, first about another preg, then I started moving from one medical problem to the next (all are in my head). I tried Lexapro (terrible side eff had to stop), currently I am taking gabapentin and started Luvox 2 weeks ago. My recent obsession is that I am losing weight even though I eat normal and my diet hasn't changed.
Avatar f tn I have had weight gain on my Lorazepam. I hate it. I want to weight what I used to weigh. Then the generic Toprol I was on added more weight to me. GAH, I hate it so much. Now I am like 150 from 130 and cannot lose the weight. :( :( I hate it. I gained almost 10 lbs. in like 4-5 days, and have been at that weight since. :( That was a few months ago. And even if I diet, I have trouble losing weight. GAH!! It's a rebounding cycle...
Avatar f tn i just cant stand anyone so I am losing some weight but I dont know if it is the zoloft or adipex.. anyone every experienced this?? I am not sure weather to go off the zoloft. my pms is so bad..
Avatar f tn I am trying to find a good medication that does NOT cause weight gain. Please do not tell me SSRI do not cause weight gain. I was on Zoloft for many years & it caused weight gain. Everytime I asked my doctor if it could be the medicine he said "No", so I tried & tried to get the 30 lbs off I had put on from it. I ate a good diet & worked out all the time.. NOTHING. I searched online & found out that many people had this complaint.
Avatar f tn Have you tried seeing a dietitian, there are some illnesses that need very specific diet plans to even begin losing weight. And then there is the problem of some of the meds of the thing you mentioned when you start taking or stop taking them on matter what you do, you will gain weight. It is hard I have some of the same problems. A different diet plan is sometimes the best help.
Avatar n tn I was on Lexapro about 4 years ago and I too gained about 20 pounds. I exercised and dieted and didn't lose a pound. I went to my doctor and told her I wanted to change to another medication. She told me Lexapro didn't have a reputation for weight gain, but that there is a first time for everything. She switched me over to Zoloft and the pounds fell off. My friend also took Lexapro a few years back and she too gained a bunch of weight from it.
Avatar f tn Is Lexapro or Celexa more likely to gain weight? It seems like weight gain complaints are ALL over the internet, more so for Lexapro than Celexa. Statistics show Lexapro has fewer side effects than Celexa, but then on the internet more people complain of weight gain. Obviously the statistics advertised for weight gain are incorrect seeing that all of these people gain weight. I don't believe when it says 1-2% of people that take Lexapro gain weight!