Longterm Effects Of Lexapro

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I took Lexapro for 4 years and have been off it for 6 years. I was reading some of the symptoms and withdrawal symptoms of Lexapro and I still have some of those at least a few times a month.
I have horrible sugar cravings and have had a very hard time loosing weight. I gained 20 pounds off the bat and the sugar cravings were ridiculous.
Now that I am off it, I still can not loose the weight, and I still have horrible sugar cravings. I am very active, eat healthy. Along with a few other symptoms.
Anyone else have symptoms after being off Lexapro for years?

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Verwon Says:

After being off of it for years, you should not still be experiencing side effects or withdrawal effects from this medication, according to FDA reports, they usually tend to improve and go away, after about a month, or so, of stopping it.

Are you on any other medications? Many of them can cause such side effects, even antihistamines for allergies.

How active are you? Sometimes you do need to step up your routine, because your body gets used to anything that's been maintained the same for a long period of time.

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