I also take Lexapro . . .my doc allows me to take less during the long summer days. I just cut the pills in half and start taking half a day then half evey other day. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST . . . but I haven't found any probs going off or getting back on (both gradually).
I too have gained weight. . . but I am eating more :). Lexapro works very well for me, but you need to find the one that is best for you. I tried three others first.
In His Grip,
UCTD (Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease), Hashimoto's, High BP, GI Inflamation, Diverticuloses
Plaquenil, RX Motrin, Lexapro, Amitriptylene, Salagen, Lotrel