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Unread 03-05-2006, 09:43 PM   #1
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Default Effexor XR and Weight Gain

Has anyone experienced weight gain while being on Effexor XR? Just preparing myself for the possibility.....
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Unread 03-05-2006, 10:39 PM   #2
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is THAT why I've gained like thirty pounds since last year :S

I really never thought about it, I guess that could be why Ive gotten bigger
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I've been on Effexor XR for 6 years and have not gained any weight.

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I gained weight rapidly on Effexor. I have not lost the weight despite healthy lifestyle changes. I no longer take it.
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I took a combination of Effexor and Prozac for a couple of years, and yes -- gained weight. Dunno which drug did it, but for what it's worth, I have gained weight on EVERY AD I've taken, so it may just be me...
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Effexor is said to have the symptom of loss of appetite. I have been on it for 2 months and haven't gained weight.
However, I was wondering if any one has the shakes, loss of short time memory and consitpation? I am now taking 225 mg
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I'm on such an incredibly low dose but I am already having some side effects - the one big one is bloating! I even feel a bit shaky.

Does anyone know why some AD's cause weight gain? Is it the drug itself or does it make you want to eat more???
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I've always wondered if in fact it was due to our depression and low energy that weight is gained and not really from any AD meds.
I am shaky when it comes to fine motor skills on this Effexor XR. And, I would kill to take a s*hit. Been 4 days now. I have dry mouth too. And I feel lethargic a lot now.
Do you have any of these from being on Effexor?
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I wondered that as well....

Yes, constipation is a problem. I take Metamucil and it really works for me. Mouth and eyes are really dry. I drink a zillion cups of herbal tea all day long.

I feel lethargic yet can't sleep at night. Have you had any problems getting to sleep and staying asleep while getting used to the meds?
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at first when i began taking it I was getting continuous yawning, with a shaky jaw,or trembley i guess.

I also was tired but could not sleep.

the symptoms go away though, well they did for me after about three months
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