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  • Question about Lexapro,

    Does Lexpro have side effects?
    like gain weight.

    My doctor give me today to try this new medician. i was wondring. any input are welcome!!!!!!!

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    Some people gain weight on it and I think some people lose on it. My psychiatrist told me that it does NOT affect your metabolism - just your appetite. So, if you watch what you eat you could be fine.

    I have had a bit of weight gain, BUT I was also eating like crap and not exercising regularly. 2 weeks ago I decided to really eat well and get to the gym. So far so good.

    Lexapro has helped me so much it would be worth a little weight gain. Honest.

    Diagnosed August 2001

    Current IC meds: Elmiron (since 2001), Levaquin (one pill after intercourse to prevent UTIs), Effexor (for depression & anxiety)

    Past IC meds: Amitriptyline (Elavil), Hydroxyzine (Vistaril), Detrol LA, Lexapro (for depression & anxiety, but also helped my IC) (They all helped, but I was able to discontinue them.)

    I've been virtually symptom free and able to eat & drink whatever I'd like for about 8 years now.


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