Hi all. Just wondering something here.. as i just read an old very long string on lexapro - someone had started a post about lex withdrawals. Then theres a huge string on weight issues with it etc. Many people said its bad coming off etc, and causes huge weight gain and so fourth. This wasnt the best news to hear, as my girlfriend has been taking it for about the last 4 months or so. She used to be quite depressed and get angry and irritable quickly.. it caused alot of probs between us and made me anxious and very stressed often, which i cant afford with CFS and fibro etc. Now that shes been on them though a few months.. she is in a MUCH better mood most of the time and we dont have hardly any problems! Shes so much better than before and things are great between us now, when they used to be on the edge and unstable. I hate hearing so many bad things about it as its something thats helping our life now.. but im worried that long term it might do her harm / or will she be worse if stopping it? im not sure. Shes gained some weight on it too, about 15 pounds. But we thought that just to be that shes been eating more since weve been together hanging along, which she has.. but not sure. One side effect that is insanely difficult, is that it TOTALLY flattened her sex drive.. we hardly do anything much at all cause of it. Anyone got any ideas for that aspect? Also, perhaps in a few months, i was thinking of trying to wean her off it and put her on a decent dose of 5htp? That will be more expensive than lexapro im sure. But if long term it would be better.. then we'd have to think about it. All i know is that if she stops things might get bad between us again, and i really dont want that, i love her and can't take how things get when she doesnt have this drug etc. Any info would help, thanks guys. ~Chris.