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bretange

545d

Has anyone else experienced weight gain with escitalopram (lexapro) or nexplanon (the birth control implant in your arm)? I'm considering switching one of them because the weight gain over the past three years has been so bad. Any advice?

    • Motley

      545d

      Yes lexapro makes a lot of people gain weight, I was on it as opposed to something else specifically because I was underweight and it worked

      • bretange

        544d

        @Motley interesting! Once you reached a healthier weight, did you change medicines?

        • Motley

          544d

          @bretange I stopped taking it once I was at a healthy weight yeah, my psych is terrible lol so I'm still waiting for him to get me on something else though.

    • Picklelover21

      545d

      The nexplonon made me gain 80 pounds and then I got an eating disorder when I got it out. Lexapro did not make me gain weight.

      • bretange

        544d

        @Picklelover21 I'm so sorry to hear that! Did you go on any other form of birth control once you got it out?

    • Sweetpea22

      545d

      I have and im on both

      • bretange

        544d

        @Sweetpea22 have you been on any other antidepressants or birth control that didn't affect your weight?

        • Sweetpea22

          544d

          @bretange I've been on tri sprinyec *I think that the name* it was a birth control. But I got on meds that cancel it out

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