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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.