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Have you gained weight on Effexor
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stkitt
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   Posted 12/8/2008 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey, My Doctor wants to switch me to Effexor.
 
I have gained weight on Cymbalta...........
 
Anyone have info on weight gain with Effexor and do you like the med?
 
Thanks
Kitt
 

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   Posted 12/8/2008 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Kitt,

I take 375mg of effexor everyday. And I have not gained weight on it. I have gained some weight from haveing fibromyalgia, but not from the medication. And I am holding steady, not gaining.

I hope that the effexor works for you.

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   Posted 12/8/2008 5:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Lil sis
I have heard good and bad about this med like any other
'Some gain but some stay at same weight

I did not want it as I have heard really not good things about withdrawel from this ........
But then all are different as you know

Keep us posted k

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stkitt
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   Posted 12/8/2008 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks my friends.  I have heard of the withdrawal too but as the general concensus is I have MDD and will always need to be on med I am not sure worrying about weaning off is a factor.

Any other comments please toss in my dear members.

Thaks

Kitt.


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   Posted 12/11/2008 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kitt

As you know i switched to Effexor 7 weeks ago and i now take 150mg a day, I have not noticed any weight gain but have lost a bit of weight as my apatite has reduced. I have not had much success with AD and im still hoping the Effexor will work for me but have not noticed much change as yet.

I have heard good and bad about this medication and the withdrawal in some cases can be bad, but i like you have been told i will probably be on this medication for a long time. I have spoken to people who have had great results with Effexor and it really has helped them improve there symptoms hear in the UK Effexor is seen as a medication to be prescribed by doctors to people who have tried a number of SSRI's and Tricyclics meds and not had much success with them as it has been found in study's that Effexor works well, but as you know every one is different.

Kitt i hope that if you decide to take Effexor that it works well for you.

Ben

stkitt
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   Posted 12/11/2008 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Ben, I just hope I am not going to be one of the people that are resistant to the meds unless they use one that turns you into a zombie.............cause hey, I have a carpet to ride.     redface     smhair   smhair

Luvs ya my Friend

Kitt


 

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