I take Lexapro... 20 mgs.
I have only gained weight because I'm trying to put on weight, but if I wasn't trying I wouldn't be gaining anything.
I weigh only 112 pounds and I'm 5'7". I've been on Lexapro for nearly four months. :) I've only put on 4 pounds in those four months, but I'm trying. :)
It has helped me.
It helps my obsessive thoughts and anxiety throughout the day. I also take Ativan/Lorazepam once or twice a day, depending on when I need it.
How long did it take for me to notice it was helping.... I'd say about
2 weeks... I could feel the side effects but then the anxiety I felt everyday started to dissipate, and now I hardly feel anxious at all, except when faced with situations I can't handle. (I'm agorophobic, but trying to get farther and farther from my house)
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."
DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
RX: Lorazepam (1 MG a day), Lexapro (20 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines