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Re: Quitting Lexapro - suggestions?KRM123

Posted by Hollygirl on March 26, 2003, at 18:07:26

In reply to Re: Quitting Lexapro - suggestions?KRM123 Joanie, posted by Edgefield on March 26, 2003, at 17:28:01

I am quitting Lexapro as well. I put on weight and want to sleep 24/7. I am thinking of trying Prozac. DOes anyone know if Prozac would have the same side effects as Lexapro?

> Just wanted to let you know that I also experienced the weight gain on Lexapro. I am no longer taking Lexapro, but it wasn't because of the weight gain. Lexapro caused me to crave carbohydrates. I was craving foods that I normally did not eat, or haven't ate in years. After eating I was still hungry :( Since I've quit Lexapro the craving for carbs. have ceased, so I know that it was definitely the Lex. Now to try and work this extra weight off :(((
> God Bless
> Edgefield
> > I think the Lexapro made me hungrier. And it was gradual, like I didn't really know it was happening until the weight was piling on you know? I also think it makes me retain fluid, I could be wrong. I don't feel that I go to the bathroom as much. That (weight gain) in itself makes me depressed. I wish there was a magic pill one could take to lose weight... good luck with taking Lexapro!




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