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Lexapro - Pro's And Cons

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I've just been started on lexapro. Luvox and zoloft did nothing for me.
I'm very concerned about weight-gain side effects (since part of my problem manifests itself in anorexia), but generally concerned about all side effects.

Also, could anyone recommend a particular anti-depressant that seems to prevent weight gain?
Thanks~
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replied January 28th, 2004
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Re: Lexapro - Pro's And Cons
Im not sure, the doctor put me on celexa. I had a way bad upset with that, then she put me on prozac, I just took the first one this morning.. Seems to be ok so far. Not sure about the weight gain thing, they didn't mention that in any of the side effects.
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replied January 30th, 2004
In Regards to Weight Gain
I've been on celexa and effexsor, both made me lose weight as a side effect from the stomache upsets, and the added energy. Then again everyone reacts to meds differently, if your conserned with that just don't take one that makes you tired.
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replied January 30th, 2004
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My boyfriend is on 10 mg of lexapro and he has been for a few months. Now I notcie a change. A positive change that is. He has not gained weight and has had no side effects. It has really helped him alot. ~ erica.
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replied February 4th, 2004
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Effexor made me very sleepy, but I didnt gain weight.

~sara~
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replied February 11th, 2004
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Lexapro works great & no discernible side affects--no weight gain!!
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replied August 30th, 2009
i have just started taking lexapro a week ago for depression/anxiety and it started working for me practically the second i took it. i know that its not fully to its potential yet but before i was crying at the drop of a dime (there's a lot of stuff im going thru) and i havent cried once since taking it. and about weight, i actually lost a pound and a half.
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replied August 30th, 2009
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I was just placed on Lexapro as well. From the research I have done, very few people have been very affected by this medication. I found a forum where all people did was complain about how bad it made them feel. I found a site (not sure of the name right now honestly) that told me the precentages of each side affect reported. Most were in the less than 10 % range. Most reported looked to be dry mouth and some sleepyness.

Best of luck to you. I have good spirits about this medication and I honestly hope this is the one that helps me. It's my first time trying any type of medication for my anxiety and panic issues. I took a 5 mg for the first time yesterday and honestly I went to a crowded baby shower (which normally I would be really jittery and nervous) but honestly I was fine through the whole thing.

I hope I do not gain the 10 pounds back. I hope I lose 10 more pounds. I am over weight by about 20-25 pounds, and even though the way I lost the weight was not the greatest (nor purposely) I hope it does not come back.
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replied January 12th, 2010
I am 20 years old. I use lexapro for two months i must say great anxiety and depression are gone. I found Lexapro online on google i must say great medicine also for young people.
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