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Is it possible exercise and lose weight on lexapro

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Diet & Exercise: Lexapro (escitalopram) is not a weight loss medication. It treats anxiety and depression, which can aalso be associated with appetite changes. One of... Read More
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
The same way: You would if you weren't on lexapro (escitalopram). Eating right, exercising correctly and getting good quality of sleep. Lexapro, (escitalopram) th... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aneela Ahmed
Specializes in Psychiatry
Weight changes : usually its weight neutral, no significant wt gain or loss .
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Yes: While lexapro (escitalopram) is an SSRI that is often considered weight neutral, that is not always the case. Some people lose weight, especially ear... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Either: If people eat when depressed they eat less when thy feel better. If they don't eat when they are depressed and start eating when they are better they ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Each case differs: Many do lose some or all of the weight they gained. But some have a really hard time. It varies for many reasons. The majority seem to succeed even if... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Lexapro (escitalopram): Lexapro (escitalopram) is not a diet pill. Some weight loss is reported but also some report slight weight gain. Overall, weight changes are slight to... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
Neurology 43 years experience
Weight changes: Yes, you should be able to lose weight by lowering the dose of Lexapro and adding Wellbutrin (bupropion). You need to watch your diet and exercise tho... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Stratas
Psychiatry 61 years experience
Less food, exercise: the things which are part of any plan are controlled food intake and regular physical exercise - discuss with your physician
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
It may not: Usually loose stools are abating by about 14 days out on SSRI's. Recommend that the medication be taken with food. Also discuss addition of probiotics... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
40 years experience
No: Although this compound has been thought to be considerably safe, there are no studies to date regarding drug drug interactions. The active ingredient ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Lexapro (escitalopram) : Lexapro (escitalopram) should not effect your testosterone level. However, Lexapro (escitalopram) is in the family of medications called selective se... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Spot fat loss does: not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. ... Read More