So my doctor wants to switch me from my Prozac to Lexapro because my depression and anxiety (I have battled anxiety for ever and depression since my brother passed when he was 17 yrs old :-() have gotten much worse with all of the pain I am experiencing. My question is whether anyone has tried Lexapro?
I have been doing some research and it is really kind of scaring me. I keeping reading about people gaining a ton of weight on it, like 30 pounds in 8 months or less. i know that when people have bad experiences that is all you hear about but it is freaking me out. I have always been fairly thin [5'7" @ 120 lbs] my adult life, and ever since my surgery and pain, I have put on about 15 pounds. I needed to put on a few pounds but now I can not lose weight to save my life! My hubby bought me an elliptical for my birthday, and because the PT and doc said it would be much less impact on my back, neck, and knees, and I have tried to work out on it 4-5 times a week, if I can tolerate it. I can't lose a pound already as it is and I eat healthy and watch my calorie intake most of the time. I am deathly afraid of gaining anymore weight. I had an eating disorder before, at 5'7" I weighted in at a whopping 89 lbs when I was 16-18 years old. And i already have enough going on let alone having to worry about my weight too.
Anyone that has had an experience with Lexapro please let me know, any info would be greatly appreciated. As always, thanks!