Everyone seems to always complain about large weight gains using SSRIs such as Effexor and Lexapro. My Dr. wants me to be on one of them and I was wondering if ANYONE out there has NOT GAINED weight on them? I won't take them if I am going to have a weight problem....been there....done that and won't do it again. Please let me know.
On Effexor XR, I myself, did not gain weight on 300 mg a day, and neither did two other people I know whom were taking it (can't remember their doses, but was lower than mine). I DID however lose my sex drive almost completely! I never had an experience with Lexapro nor know anyone who did so I can't answer for that one. Good Luck.
I took Effexor for 11 years and actually lost weight when I started it. It leveled out over several months but I warn that now that I'm off of it, I am really packing on the weight and I feel like I have no control over it. I have a lean frame and this is making me crazy. I would just like for everyone to be aware of this! It's a nightmare drug for several reasons besides that too.
I've been on Effexor 75mg for 9 months and have lost weight right from the start. I weighed about 130 pds, the most I've ever weighed, and am down to 118 now. I'm 5" 6' and considered skinny. I feel great. I've always been thin but the older I got I put on a little weight, which is gone now. My depression has deminished somewhat. Everybody I know wants to take this drug to lose weight. I guess it effects people differently. I'm happy on this drug. I guess all drugs effect different people differently.
You have been very lucky, Everyone i know has gained thirty to sixty pounds. As long as you are on the medication you can't lose it. I finally have gone off of it and am hoping i will loose the 40. I know i am not hungry all the time like i was when i was on it
I've been on Effexor 75 mg for 2 months. I'm 5'9" and I've lost 15 lbs since I started it. I had an obsession with food. Now I'm so busy and full of energy I don't even think about food or eating. I'm sure everyone has different experiences. I'm so focused and motivated now. I don't feel as lazy as I once was. I love Effexor so far!
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