Re: AntiDepressants and Weight Gain
I gained 5 pounds on Lexapro. I'm three months into it. I assume I'm not going to gain any more, or at least not much more. I gained the 5 lbs. in a few days time, when I went up to 15 mg. My appetite just went through the roof! But, it's more stable now that my body's become used to the new dose. It's been almost a month that I've been on 15 mg., and I'm not gaining anymore weight. I'd actually like to gain more - I've been bouncing back and forth b/w 93 and 95 lbs. lately - but, I just have a thin frame by design.
I also think the weight gain was partly because I was just happier and more balanced, so I ate more. But, I've also had more energy, and have been exercising more. It really depends upon the person - how the med affects him/her. My doctor says that some people get more energetic on Lexapro and some get sleepier. I've heard the average weight gain on Lexapro is 20 lbs. I seriously doubt I'll gain 20 lbs. or anywhere near that.