It has been two years of being 40 to 50 lbs heavier than I was before I started Lexapro 10mg and Cymbalta 30mg.
I had a recent set back when I thought I was doing good with what I was eating and I step on the scale and realize I weight 10 lbs more than I did 4 months ago.
I have told my psychatrist of my concerns. So I was on 5 mgs of lexapro for two months trying to get off and then two weeks ago out of nowhere I was hit with a lot of anxiety and depression and pains all over. I went back on 10 mgs and after a week the pains etc lessened and disappeared.
I am going to try to even be more diligent with my diet and add more exercise since I am not active enough. However if I don't lose a few lbs in the next two months or month , I don't know what to do.
If it was 15 lbs gained in total I wouldn't mind, but it is getting out of hand and I don't think that is healthy either.
My doc says cymbalta puts more weight on yet he won't let me off that, cause it helps with "pain." And yet he still says both meds are ones with "Less weight gain" than "others."
I see him on the 26th and not sure what to tell him. I thought I would be off of these by now and that's why I didn't let the weight get to me, but now that I see that I might not be able to , it is upsetting.
Funny how anti-depressants make you feel emotionally better yet when they make you fat, that makes you upset!