Have any of you experienced a weight gain while on a medication? My doc put me on Lexapro (supposedly weight gain neutral) and it was like I woke up 30# heavier one day. I've weaned off the Lexapro, and I am wondering if the weight will just kind of go away on its own, or if I will be a fatty forever.
I gained 45 pounds over a 3 yr period with it and haven't lost it yet
Sorry, That isn't to say you can't but I have a lot of trouble/
Yep, I've had the same problem with zoloft. I was told the same thing about Lexapro, but I"m not sure I believe it's weight gain neutral.
Has anything else in your life changed? Did you change any of your eating habits? (Stress eating, emotional eating?) Exercise less or none compaired to anything before.
Have you talked to your Doctor about it? When I went onto Zoloft (which I am currently on) my Doctor told me that if I had any sudden weight gain to call.
Just a thought! Good luck
I experienced the same thing when I was on it about 5 years ago. I think it's a side effect of many anti-depressants.
I have been taking Lexapro for about three years now and I have gained about 40 pounds during that time. Wow! I didn't really give much thought to the fact that that could be the cause until now. I have been off and on so many different meds due to chronic migraines.
Ditto on the migraines. I started tracking mine, and they always come the week before my period, so I am 99% sure that they are hormone related.
I haven't really changed my eating habits or exercise habits in the last year. It's sooo frustrating! I've been on Weight Watchers since 2005, and now I am 23# heavier than when I started WeWa! My doc is on maternity leave, so I can't see her for a while. and to be honest, I have refrained from going to the doc because I don't want to get on the scale.
If you are following WW and are gaining weight then I would say it is definitely the Lexapro. I would really recommend a dr visit
Wow! Check out this discussion on Lexapro and weight gain.
I think I will be making an appt. with my doc to get weaned off of this stuff. Apparently a lot of people have the same problem with this drug. The weight crept up so slowly for me that it didn't occur to me it was the Lexapro.
That is a great link. My weight gain has been mostly in the abdomen and hip areas, like many women have said happened to them. My arms and legs are pretty much the same size as before. I look like I'm pg.
I'm totally off the Lex now, I wonder how long it will take me to lost the weight I gained while on the drug, if ever.
yep, many meds can cause that. I just got off a beta blocker after a 15 pound gain. Unfortunately, it will not come off on its own. You will have to diet and exercise it off just like it was baby weight. I am in the process of doing that now.
YepYep I lost all my baby weight and then my doctor put me on procardia and I gained back 12lbs in about 3 weeks. I got off of it and I figured the weight would just go away by itself but sadly it hasn't! Gotta work out and diet it off! :[
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Oh do I hear yah.....I gained 45 lbs in 1 year on Paxil for my panic attacks and anxiety....I since went off about 3 years ago and I am now back down to the weight I was before I had children....but it took along time...Did I mention I am only 4'11...so 45 lbs on me made me look like a beer keg...