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Re: effexor? something? anything?

Posted by Maaria on December 27, 1998, at 14:22:13

In reply to effexor? something? anything?, posted by v on December 18, 1998, at 16:40:13

> i'm considering going on effexor but one of the side effects of my depression is compulsive overeating... will effexor cause more weight gain? is there anything out here for binging?
> any help would be appreciated... i'm killing myself w/the food and cannot stop
> thank,
> v
Dear v,
not to worry. As a young woman I have also worried about the effect of depression drugs on my weight. I have been on Effexor for a while now and it definitely has not increased my general appetite. I haven't felt the need to eat piles of chocolate and chips anymore when feeling low in that particular way you sometimes do, yet I have had enough appetite to eat quite normally. Recently I found that I had lost weight without even noticing, which was a pleasant surprise seeing that I'm not exactly an exercise-fanatic. I was not over-weight (medically, although I certainly felt I was fatter than I should be) before so I am not sure if this was useful information, but I think bingeing is bingeing whatever your weight at the moment. So in that respect I certainly recommend Effexor to you and wish you better days in the future.
As for you guys who mentioned sexual problems, I would like to add that my sexual desire and thus my ability to enjoy sex (or "perform",although I dislike that term)IF I even would have let any man near me have been very nearly down to zero during my depression. I have not found that Effexor would have made the situation worse in that area, on the contrary I feel like I'm waking up again...which I guess is because the depression itself is, hopefully, finally leaving me.




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