Has anyone experienced water retention with Lexapro? I have been having a MAJOR problem with water retention (especially if I don't eat like an angel, fly, or if I drink alcohol or too much coffee). I have also gained weight since taking antidepressants but I think that is due to the fact that I don't obsesses over my weight anymore. I'd like to lose it but more importantly, I would love to address the water retention because that just makes me feel fatter and my face looks like a balloon. I spoke to a doctor about it and he said to stay away from salty foods and alcohol (I try) but it keeps getting worse and worse. I just increased to 15mg, that was like living in the Sahara dessert (I felt like water went in but it never absorbed into my system and I just retained it - my dry mouth was horrible), and now I am weaning down to 5mg to see if that can get me to a better side effect/benefit profile.
I would love to know that this is the reason because if its not, I have a long list of other disorders I could have from surfing the Internet - gotta love health anxiety :-) luckily I don't have all the symptoms of something like thyroid disorder so I am pretty sure its the meds.
Has anyone else experienced this? Insights, have you heard this reported?