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Re: Effexor XR vs. Paxil and weight gain

Posted by Marge on May 4, 2000, at 12:19:36

In reply to Re: Effexor XR vs. Paxil and weight gain , posted by Juli on April 26, 2000, at 18:20:04

I am thrilled to see the posts regarding weight gain. I have gained almost 40lbs over the past 1 1/2 years that I've been taking Effexor. I had no idea why I was gaining and have become more depressed by the weight gain than I was initially. I changed doctors recently and was told it could cause weight gain. My question now, has anyone ever gone just COLD TURKEY? How long did it last and was it unbearable?

> >I am on 75 mg. Effexor XR a day. I have gained
> 20 lbs. I exercise like a demon and nothing comes
> off. I hate it. Can't wear any of my clothes,
> but I refuse to go out and buy more. Help. I'm
> thinking seriously about going on St. John's Wort.
> Anyone ever do this? Everything I read says they
> don't know how to dose this kind of switch. Any info
> would be greatly helpful.
> Just got sample of Effexor XR. I've been on Paxil 20mg. for 1 yr. I feel great and my panic attacks are gone. BUT --- I keep gaining weight. I told my dr. to give me something else. Did anyone gain weight on this stuff? Does anyone use this for panic attacks. My dr. told me I could go right from Paxil to Effexor XR, stopping one and starting the other with no withdrawl symptoms. ANyone try it. Thanks for any input.
> > >




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