My doctor just prescribed Pristiq (today is day 1). I took Lexapro for about 3 years and stopped last May. While it helped with depression and anxiety, it also caused a 30-lb. weight gain which only triggered a new kind of depression! I decided to give it a go without medication, but have found myself having an impossible time losing the weight I had gained. I have always been a relatively fit and thin person, so it's extremely frustrating to be 4 sizes bigger than usual. I've slipped into a new depression, feeling very hopeless about losing the weight. I wanted to avoid going on medication again, but I'm at the point where I definitely need some help, beyond healthy diet and exercise.
I have heard Pristiq does not cause weight gain, and I'm hoping this is true! I'm curious what other people have experienced with regard to weight gain/loss, and symptoms of depression/anxiety.