I took prozac, it worked good, but it made me gain a lot of weight. I could look at food and feel fatter. But that does not mean that it will do that to you. I went on pristiq as Jamie did, and am doing pretty good with that. They don't have enough information about weight gain because it is new. But so far I haven't had any problem.
It is really hard to come off of effexor. I tried years ago and it was terrible, went on (now I can't remember the name) another med that helped. But wasn't that good for depression, but took care of the withdraw symptoms. I hate when my mind goes blank, thank you fibromyalgia. lol...
I hope that the transition goes smoothe, has the doc come up with an alternative med yet? Are you taking pills or capsules? If you are on the pills, you can break the 37.5 in half and even quarters to wean slowly.
Keep posting and let us know how you are doing. If I remember that other med, I will post it. I can't believe that I can't remember it. That is my mind these days.
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