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I've been on 10 of Lexapro (escitalopram) since 10/14. I've gained about 20 poinds since. No changes in diet/exercise. I'd like to try another med. Lexapro (escitalopram) helped w/anxiety but I can't continue to gain wait.

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: SSRI side effects

Chat w/your prescribing doc and tell him/her what you've noted above.
There are many safe options in same SSRI family approved & commonly used to treat generalized anxiety disorder aka anxiety. It's just a matter of figuring out which one works best for you & w/least side effects (no such thing as free lunch so stay in close contact w/your doc). Also ask about cognitive behavioral therapy etc.

In brief: SSRI side effects

Chat w/your prescribing doc and tell him/her what you've noted above.
There are many safe options in same SSRI family approved & commonly used to treat generalized anxiety disorder aka anxiety. It's just a matter of figuring out which one works best for you & w/least side effects (no such thing as free lunch so stay in close contact w/your doc). Also ask about cognitive behavioral therapy etc.
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