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lexapro, weight gain?

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58 minutes ago, ravdeep said:

How was your experience?

I was on a (lower-end) dose of Lexapro years ago for a short time period (maybe 6-9 months tops). I did not have weight gain.  Lexapro is supposedly one of the lesser likely to cause weight gain...at least compared to Prozac or Paxil (but don't quote me on this).

However, I've had several friends on it longterm (with doses increased every year, for over 5 years) who claimed that they gained 40 pounds from it & lost all of the weight after stopping. I take this with a grain of salt though, because the gain could've been due to other factors like less healthy diet, lack of exercise, etc.

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