My clinician prescribed me Lexapro last week for GAD, and I have stopped taking it due to my extreme fear of gaining weight during this time in my life. My eating habits are phenomenal for a 19 year old female: fruits, veggies, protein, and even carbs (all weighed/measured out and controlled throughout the day). I am considerably active for a college student, and have noticed a healthy weight loss of about 8-9 lbs. since I started eating healthier earlier this month.
Will Lexapro cause me to pack on pounds? I am very good at curbing my cravings and haven't had any junk food in a long time. I am determined to not gain weight, but will it be inevitable regardless of my eating habits? Or can it be avoided? I don't want to sacrifice my mental health for something as silly as weight gain, but weight gain will further aid my depression and I want to avoid that.
Thank you in advance for all serious answers! x