I am new on this forum. I found you while I looked on the net for support group for people who gained weight while on anti-anxiety meds.
I quit lexapro a month and a half ago because I couldn't deal with my weight anymore. To make a little introduction, I always dealt with anxiety and depression since I can remember. I was put on Paxil for 5 years for bulimia and general anxiety. 5 years ago, I quit and life was great. I had put on 50 pounds with Paxil and the weight just melted in 3 months when I left. Life was super good for 5 years and then I had a postpartum depression and lots of anxiety when I got my first baby. I started taking lexapro and started to gain weight but life was ok. I felt I was a lttle frozen in the emotion department, but still ok.
But I gained 25 pounds and I just can live with it, I don't look like myself and I just can't function when I look like that.
so, so, so here I am, stressed out, depressed, meds free but still not feeling good and what's worst, still fat !!!
I'm just soooo frustrated and sad and anxious. I don't know what to do. I use to be super good with my diet and exercice, but now, I just don't know what to do. NOTHING is working. and I think I need a plan, a good one. I seem to be going from one diet to another, from one type of exercice to the other, trying to find the best plan for me but it's just making me even more nervous and lost.
I looked for a forum like this because I am the kind of person that always appear to be put togheter in my perfect little life in front of people, but the façade is just cracking and I don't know who to talk to. Who to ask for advise.
* sorry for my English, I speek French and I make lot's of mistakes and weird sentences.