About to start Lexapro (escitalopram) for anxiety, but worried about weight gain. Is the gain typically due to increased appetite or chemical component in lexapro (escitalopram)?

Med wt gain blues... Weight gain is associated with almost all antidepressants except bupropion (wellbutrin). The drug company likes to say Lexapro (escitalopram) is different, in my clinical experience, it's not. Gain is usually mild (under 10lbs). The mechanisms involved are not well established fluid retention may play a role. Solution: stay active, watch the carbs, and be accepting of a cpl lbs in order to be depression free.
Weight Gain. Weight gain is not a common side effect of lexapro. Medications, such as Abilify (aripiprazole) tend to cause weight gain.