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    Lexapro and weight.

    Hello . I am curious to know if anyone else has gained weight on Lexapro? I started taking 10 mg a day about 6 months ago and have gained 15 pounds. I have started a diet to try and take the weight off but i seem to crave carbs while on Lexapro too so itís been difficult . Anyone else been successful at losing weight while in this drug?


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    Re: Lexapro and weight.

    Quote Originally Posted by roseanxiety View Post
    Hello . I am curious to know if anyone else has gained weight on Lexapro? I started taking 10 mg a day about 6 months ago and have gained 15 pounds. I have started a diet to try and take the weight off but i seem to crave carbs while on Lexapro too so itís been difficult . Anyone else been successful at losing weight while in this drug?


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    Hi Rose

    This is not uncommon and happened to me for the first 6-12 months on Citalopram. Your body will adjust, maintaining your exercise and diet regime will be key to keeping any extra pounds off. Hope youíre feeling better for being on the meds.

    Cheers


    Rich

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    Re: Lexapro and weight.

    Yes I am feeling much better in the med. I am exercising and have just begun to watch my food intake. Thanks for your reply.


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