Re: Is Lexapro helping?
Taimse, weight gain is indeed a possible side effect of anti-depressants. Lexapro weight gain for me was very obvious. The cravings and feelings of being famished were incredible.
I love Wellbutrin, because it tends to curb your appetite somewhat. Well, at least on me. Was taking Wellbutrin XL 300mg once a day very early in the am. This is the best way to take it. Due to not having insurance and to financial strain, I've been forced to get Wellbutrin SR 150mg. and I only take one a day now to somehow make it stretch. But I feel my best with the XL, no doubt about it. I hope that you can give it a try. Antidepressants work by manipulating brain chemicals that affect our moods and appetites and heaven knows what. As long as there is no accurate test to determine where the chemical deficiency in the brain is, I guess that we have to try one medication after another until we find the right one.
If you're in my age group, please consider the other possible medical conditions that could be affecting your overall well being, like your thyroid, and the entire endocrine system & your reproductive system. Our hormones control the body's functions and when there is an imbalance, well, you get the picture. You just do not feel like yourself. You know that something's not right, but you have no clue what to look for nor where to turn to.
Many consider us melodramatic or psychosomatic when we try to explain that there are some hidden changes occurring and we just don't feel as best as we should. This 40 to 55 year old span just plain sucks. I pray that it'll be over soon. I want to wake up from this nightmare and be alive again.
We're with you for the long ride, Taimse. You are not alone.