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if i stop taking lexapro, (escitalopram) will i lose weight?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
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 it takes a long time, so be hopeful. Eat healthy & exercise wisely and enjoy being less depressed.
Answered on May 24, 2018

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