Hi Missfee and Jlyne:
I'm glad to read your posts about Lexapro. I don't have much chance to talk about it with others.
I have also been on Lexapro for a long time after trying several medications.
I completely understand your struggles with side effects.
Lexapro has really helped me feel centered and think clearly. I often feel that it is exactly right for me. I don't know how long I will be on it but it has helped me so much.
While Lexapro may have contributed to some of my weight gain, the biggest problem for me with eating is stress. I went through a very stressful time, ate everything in sight, and put on a lot of weight. Now that my stress is reduced, I am more able to control my eating and I am exercising more. I just joined WW so I'll see how that goes. I feel that Lexapro has made me more able to focus on a plan like WW.
Medications affect different people in different ways. The important thing is to find what is right for you.
I also want to mention how tough it is to deal with depression. To me, depression is as tough (or tougher) to manage as losing weight. I feel lucky that there is help available for both issues and a website to talk about it with others.
Please keep me posted on how you are both doing.