Posted by Cindy W on January 22, 2000, at 13:04:01
In reply to The effexor munchies: to Sassy, posted by Julie on January 22, 2000, at 11:37:20
> I noticed a big appetite on Effexor too, when my dosage was 150. I'd gained a lot of weight on Zoloft, and most had stayed on despite my steady exercising and trying to eat sensibly. I think both Zoloft and Effexor at 150 did increase my appetite (and do something funky to my metabolism? there are often threads on SSRI weight gain on this board). One of the reasons my pdoc increased my Effexor dosage to 225 was to see if it would decrease my appetite. And so far, it has. For the first time since I began Zoloft 7 years ago, I'm not constantly ravenous, and when I eat I get full more easily. Yahoo!
Julie, the Effexor-XR decreased my appetite too (I'm starting to lose the weight I gained on Zoloft).--Cindy W