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  • Stopped Taking Lexapro

    I took myself off of it 2 days ago. I was taking it at night bc of it making me groggy. (which was ok) However, I noticed that I was retaining fluids and I had no energy the next day. And, I was hungry and gaining weight fast. So, I started taking my Prozac again and what a difference!! I feel more energetic and the swelling is gone and the HUGE appetite. So no more Lexapro for me.

    "Don't quit when the tide is lowest, For it's just about to turn; Don't quit over doubts and questions, For there's something you may learn."

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    I take Lexapro not for IC reasons though. Does it help for IC as well? I don't get those same side effects. I feel less hungry with it and I can't say I'm losing weight, but I'm not retaining anymore water than usual. I hope it doesn't happen to me. My doc just gave me a higher dosage of it today. I hope that it help for IC as well! Good luck with the Prozac, I hope it works better for you.


    If two wrongs don't make a right
    try a third (Anita 1984-2003)


    • #3
      I lost weight when I was on Prozac - loved that side effect.

      I am on Lexapro now and it has helped my IC. I don't know if it is some action of the drug or if it is just the reduction of my anxiety, but after about 3 weeks on it I noticed my urethral "discomfort" was gone most of the time. I hadn't expected it to help with my IC, but it seems to have done so.

      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.


      “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.” ~ Viktor Frankl

      “You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” ~ Brian Tracy