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I agree!! I am was on Lexapro then was switched to Zoloft, I do atkins faithfully and I walk 4-5 days a week for at least 1/2 hour!! I have gained 25lbs since starting. HELP!!
Hi Everyone, Just had to add to this :) I have been on , Celexa, Zoloft and now Lexapro for the last year and a half and have gained 30 lbs plus had an emergency splenectomy after a car accident (which I am told makes you gain weight) and I take a beta blocker, total weight gain from all of this is a grand total of 45 lbs. Most of which I feel is from the Celexa which I was on for 11 months. I was on zoloft for only 1 month and lexapro I have only been on 6 months. I feel like I will never lose this weight. I am 210 lbs and 5'9. This is the heaviest I have ever been. I was 165 and when I got on AD's and that was after I had gained 20lbs from leaving a job where I was moving around all day to a job where I sit all day. I just feel defeated. My weight loss attempts are failing, because I am hungry all the time (mainly craving sweets, which I had never had a problem with before) someone on this thread posted info about Zonegran which I am definitely going to discuss with my doc. Good luck to everyone out there with your weight loss attempts.
Cinderella - what was the appetite suppressant drug? Oh my gosh, I'd love to switch.

I've been taking Lexapro for two years now. It's a wonderful antidepressant, and I think it's been worth it, even with the weight gain. But, ugh. It's still weight gain.

I was always a little overweight before - was supposed to be 120 but was 140, and you couldn't really tell. I looked perfectly fine and healthy. I started taking antidepressants, and now I'm probably around 250. That's 100 pounds more!

I complained about this to my doc, and he said, "Well, you know, food tastes better now, so you're probably eating more of it." I didn't think so, but didn't argue.

My mom came over to visit (from across the country) and, being my mom, took one look at me and started to try to "help" me lose weight. Grr. After spending a week with me, she said, "You know, I think it really is your meds. I've been watching, and you hardly touch your food."

Well, duh!

I avoid full-length mirrors now... and let it get worse... *sigh*

Okira, if you stop losing weight on Atkins, it helps to drop down to about 3-4 carbs for a couple of days. I've met one woman who said 3-4 carbs/day sounded impossible, but she tried it, and came back a few days later saying, "Wow! I lost five pounds!"
Hi everyone! I've never been on antidepressants so I was a bit surprised when my doc prescribed me some for my tummy trouble. She prescirbed me lexapro but I'm so HESITANT to try it due to weight gain. I"m searchign through all the message boards to see if anyone ahs LOST weight off of lexapro and it doesnt seem liek they do. The only person that sed anythign about losing weight was on wellbutrin. has ANYONE lost weight off of lexapro? :confused:
I wonder if it is Paxil and Prozac that cause weight gain, sounds like that was what most of you were taking. I haven't heard of this so much with Zoloft or Lexapro. I am taking lexapro and haven't had any weight gain issues.