Thanks everyone. I am hanging in there. I actually feel better today. The first few days the meds made my anxiety increase, so I took .25- .5 mg of klonopin in the morning to keep from having a panic attack at work. That made me pretty sedated. Today, I felt much better so I didn't take any klonopin. I am supposed to up my dosage to 20mg this weekend.
Dysthymia - thanks for the encouragement re the weight thing. When I've been on a/ds before I would put on weight. Not anything terrible - like 10 pounds or so - but enough to be bothersome. In hindsight, I wonder if it wasn't because I was eating differently and wasn't as conscientious about working out. I gave up red meat, dairy, high fatty foods, desserts, processed foods, etc. I also go to the gym 4-5 days a week now and do cycling classes, weight training, kickboxing, yoga, etc. I'm in the best shape I've ever been in is why I am worried about weight gain. All that hard work...but I suppose if I maintain my workout schedule and continue to eat right I'll be okay. As for the sexual dysfunction - Effexor killed my libido. That is why I was concerned now.
Guess I just have to stop trying to control everything and just see what happens ;)