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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) stall weight loss?

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) stall weight loss?

Maybe: It's possible that your medication is making it harder to lose weight. Discuss with your doctor you may need to switch medications. Consider working with a nutritionist. If you do not get regular exercise, check with your doctor to make sure it is safe to start an exercise program. If you get the green light get started right away, you will feel better and the weight should start coming off. Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is it okay to try Plexus for weight loss while on Lexapro (escitalopram)?

Is it okay to try Plexus for weight loss while on Lexapro (escitalopram)?

If you want: To waste your money and put unknown chemicals into your body that could have toxic side effects. Better to concentrate on eating a smaller amount of a healthier diet and exercising more. It's a lot cheaper, safer and more effective. You need to learn how to eat and exercise for the rest of your life. Read more

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Can I take Inositol, Choline Bitatrate and L-Methionine for weight loss whilst on Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg daily?

Can I take Inositol, Choline Bitatrate and L-Methionine for weight loss whilst on Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg daily?

Perhaps but Why?: These have no known track record for decrease in body fat. First 2 vitamin precursors, 3rd an animo acid (1 of 20 from which all proteins are constructed). Look them up on http://en. Wikipedia. Org etc. Key to many sales is promoting "magical" nonsense & counting on many customers not catching on. How about studying DietDoctor. Com, NUSI. Org, FatChance. Html, http://goo. Gl/yxoOWD, DSHEA & my answers. Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause weight loss? I always thought it was more apt to cause weight gain. Thoughts?

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause weight loss? I always thought it was more apt to cause weight gain. Thoughts?

Lexapro (escitalopram): It can go either way. Most times it is weight neutral, at therapeutic dose. Read more

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I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) 20mg I need to know if I can take any weight loss supplements without adverse effects. I cannot loose weight.?

I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) 20mg I need to know if I can take any weight loss supplements without adverse effects. I cannot loose weight.?

Lexapro (escitalopram) weight gain: I commend you for your desire to lose weight.
Lexapro is for depression and anxiety, it can have side effects of weight gain, anxiety and depression.
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, and Therapy for stress in your life.
Lexapro with weight loss supplements are likely to have adverse effects.
Have Balanced Diet, Exercise, gradually increase pace and duration Read more

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I've been on lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg for 7 yrs for anxiety & gained 40lbs from it. I'm about to switch to Zoloft 25mg. Side effects from switching? Weight loss?

I've been on lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg for 7 yrs for anxiety & gained 40lbs from it. I'm about to switch to Zoloft 25mg. Side effects from switching? Weight loss?

Cross titration: Zoloft and Lexapro (escitalopram) are both metabolized by the same pathway. As such, a cross titration is usually recommended to avoid any adverse effects. As a side note, that's a pretty low dose of Zoloft -- so you might not achieve an adequate response. If this happens, don't hesitate to increase the dose (with your doctor of course). Hope that helps! Read more

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Can I take raspberry ketone weight loss pills while on 15mg dose of lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can I take raspberry ketone weight loss pills while on 15mg dose of lexapro (escitalopram)?

Should be OK: There should be no interaction
good luck with the weight loss
Balanced diet and exercise can be helpful to maintain good health and emotional serenity Read more

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On Lexapro (escitalopram) and welbutrin can I use herbal life or any other weight loss supplement?

On Lexapro (escitalopram) and welbutrin can I use herbal life or any other weight loss supplement?

Yes but...: I would avoid St. John's wort which will cause problems with lexapro and Wellbutrin (bupropion) (too much serotonin can cause seritonergic crisis! ). Tell your doctor all herbal supplements you take so he/she can make sure it's safe! Good luck. Read more

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Does Lexapro (escitalopram) decrease testosterone levels and if so would weight lifting and weight loss help alleviate this possible testosterone decline?

Does Lexapro (escitalopram) decrease testosterone levels and if so would weight lifting and weight loss help alleviate this possible testosterone decline?

Get evaluation: Notify your prescribing doc that you are having symptoms. This may or may not be associated with decreased testosterone. It is unlikely that testosterone will be lowered in a female, at regular doses Read more

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60lbs overweight & I currently take 60mg vyvance and 10mg lexapro, (escitalopram) can I take both green tea fat burner & tls weight loss solution @ the same time.

60lbs overweight & I currently take 60mg vyvance and 10mg lexapro, (escitalopram) can I take both green tea fat burner & tls weight loss solution @ the same time.

Diet Fads: A curse?: In life it seems that every few months a new wonder diet drug or drink or product will appear that makes it's sellers rich but never makes any of the customers thin.

Green tea extract is a gimmick. Please be wise. Low calorie and low carbohydrate diets with good and regular exercise will make you thinner.

Please learn now. These fads are just that: fads to be avoided. Read more

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If I stop taking lexapro, (escitalopram) will I lose weight?

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. Read more

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I am taking 20mgs lexapro (escitalopram). Will this make losing weight more difficult and my weight training less effective per workout?

I am taking 20mgs lexapro (escitalopram). Will this make losing weight more difficult and my weight training less effective per workout?

Carb cravings: Escitalopram (Lexapro) increase available serotonin in the brain - this can cause an increase in both hunger and cravings for carbohydrates. In addition, antidepressant SSRI's like escitalopram can adversely influence lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, leading to weight gain. On the flip side, people who are anxiety and depression eaters may experience decrease appetite on meds, and lose weight. Read more

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How can I maintain/ lose weight taking lexapro (escitalopram)? Drug works great for me don't wanna quit. However I've gained 40 pounds since taking.

How can I maintain/ lose weight taking lexapro (escitalopram)? Drug works great for me don't wanna quit. However I've gained 40 pounds since taking.

Less food, exercise: The things which are part of any plan are controlled food intake and regular physical exercise - discuss with your physician Read more

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How can I lose weight on lexapro (escitalopram)?

How can I lose weight on lexapro (escitalopram)?

The same way: You would if you weren't on lexapro (escitalopram). Eating right, exercising correctly and getting good quality of sleep. Lexapro, (escitalopram) though it can cause weight gain, is not a huge offender in this category. Read more

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Is it normal to gain or lose weight on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Yes: While lexapro (escitalopram) is an SSRI that is often considered weight neutral, that is not always the case. Some people lose weight, especially early on, while others gain over time. Read more

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How long does it take to lose weight from lexapro (escitalopram)?

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How long does it take to lose weight from lexapro (escitalopram)?

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 none. Read more

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Is the process of losing weight will Lexapro (escitalopram) disrupt that?

Is the process of losing weight will Lexapro (escitalopram) disrupt that?

Thanks for asking!: Psych meds including Lexapro (escitalopram) have different effects on different people re weight gain and loss 'cause we all have diff metabolic rates and diff combos of enzymes involved in the very complex system that either allows us to gain or lose. Best approaches to wgt loss broad diet w/portion control, attention to caloric intake, reg exercise & good sleep patterns. Read more

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Can you tell me about gaining and losing weight on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can you tell me about gaining and losing weight on lexapro (escitalopram)?

It is usually weight: Neutral. However some people may experience a mild ^ or v in weight. Read more

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Can you telling me about gaining or losing weight on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can you telling me about gaining or losing weight on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Depends: If you are not eating or eat too much because of depression you can see a weight change with any antidepressant. It varies from person to person. Eat and exercise like the sort of person you want to be or become. Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more