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    Old 12-10-2003, 06:46 PM   #1
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    Is it safe to exercise while taking lexapro?

    Or any antidepressant for that matter. Thanks for the answers given.

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    Old 12-10-2003, 06:50 PM   #2
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    Re: Is it safe to exercise while taking lexapro?

    I do! Just stay hydrated, I tend to get lightheaded a lot easier, but drinking lots of water helps (even when you aren't on meds!). I am on Lexapro and work out and have been fine. In fact, my doctor has always encouraged exercise.

    Old 12-10-2003, 10:58 PM   #3
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    Re: Is it safe to exercise while taking lexapro?

    Exercise is very good for fighting off depression, there is no reason you can't exercise while on any AD. Just do it in moderation as you normally would, build up slowly, don't try to run 10 miles the first day.

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    Re: Is it safe to exercise while taking lexapro?

    Of course! It's fine to exercise! It will help as it releases endorphins too.

    I just started Wellebutrin but I am taking a week off from the gym b/c I have had the nasty flu. I can't wait to get back into lifting and cardio.

    True, you might wanna take it slow the first few days if you are experiencing dizziness or nausea. But that will go away.

    I love working out. It helps so much!

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