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macaque

403d

I am supposed to start Lexapro. I gained a lot of weight while on zoloft (but it might not be the root cause) and I've heard people having weight gain on Lexapro as well. I can't afford to gain any more weight. Doc said it's unlikely...

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    • MakGyver

      270d

      @Gingersnap2091 Just don't take any type of tetracycline. That has some nasty reactions.

    • Gingersnap2091

      399d

      Lexapro and Wellbutrin are two meds that worked great for me

      • MakGyver

        270d

        @Gingersnap2091 Just don't take any type of tetracycline. That has some nasty reactions.

    • YeeMcGee

      402d

      I lost weight (~10 lbs) on Lexapro, but that was probably because I ate more when I was depressed. You'll have to see, hopefully it works out for you!

    • consciousitalics

      403d

      I've been on lexapro for over 20 years and didn't gain weight on it. The only meds I gained weight on were anti psychotics

    • Mafuyu

      403d

      Ugh, the weight gain from Lexapro is what made me stop using it! I started taking it in 5th grade, and went from around 120 Lbs. to around 190~200 Lbs. in a matter of months; it was quite dramatic. I’ve still found it hard to get rid of that weight since then! I remember that it really did help with my issues, but the weight gain was too much for me, especially since I was just a kid.

      • macaque

        401d

        @Mafuyu I went from 160 to 220 on zoloft which is why I'm so mad. My doctor said "zoloft doesn't really do that" well it did for me!!!

    • Motley

      403d

      I hate to say it but for me at least, Lexapro is the only med that has ever caused me to gain weight. Which for me is a really good thing. Prozac made me lose weight, which I hear is common since it's activating rather than sedating, maybe you could try that?

      • macaque

        403d

        @Motley I meant to reply not chat whoops! Thanks for your response!

        • Motley

          401d

          @macaque its no problem, glad I could help!

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