I was on Effexor for a year....at first, the nausea made me lose a couple of pounds. Then I went from 115 lbs to 165 lbs!!! In addition to that, I had an extreme breakout of acne/rosacea...had to stop taking it.
It is a good antidepressant I guess....Maddie is doing well on it....but backfired on me after about 6 months...it was a gradual thing...weight gain was just one of the unacceptable side effects....
I think depression can cause a lot of health problems. One that is very common is inability to sleep. Weight loss is up there as well as weight gain. Anti depression meds can cause a variety of symptoms but from what I read its a minority of people. Hang in there and don't be afraid to tell whoever is prescribing it and ask for a change of some kind (Dose or the type of drug)
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