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Weight Gain on Effexor XR...

Posted by foxygirl on March 23, 2005, at 17:51:47

I've been on Effexor XR for almost a year now and I've gained over 60 lbs!! I'm on 75mg and I have been feeling as of late that my body is requesting more medication?? I say this because I have frequent headaches that it seems may be alleviated via a higher dose of Effexor XR. I have also contemplated going off the med. altogether. I have discussed both options with my doctor and she is comfortable with me trying either. I feel that I was experiencing a lot of situational depression along with immense stress when I initially began taking Effexor XR and things have calmed down quite a bit; however, I also believe that I have been depressed for most of my life and have a family history of mental health issues. I am only concerned about having to be on a medication for the rest of my life as I have never been "dependent" on any substances of any kind. I also question the possible health risks associated with taking the medication for an extended period of time. I should also mention that I have very little tolerance for stimulants of any kind and am a little nervous about increasing my dose and experiencing the effects associated with the norepinepherine. But I DO want to take the weight off as it has been a large part of my depression in the past and I am now heavier than I've ever been!!

Please advise!! I could use some help with this!!

Thanks so much!!!




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