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Lexapro and water retention
« on: June 25, 2014, 12:01:31 PM »
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?
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Re: Lexapro and water retention
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2014, 06:01:28 PM »
Has anyone experienced water retention with Lexapro?

This is one I haven't come across before, but with antidepressants anything is possible so it could be the Lexapro.

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