I’m on my 5th month with Effexor , doing really good after going through a very hard time at the beginning, adjusting to the medication was no fun but I was able to manage it . Anyway, I have lost about 15 -20 pounds since I stopped lexapro and started Effexor . Has anybody else experienced this ? In my case I’m ok with ur since I was about 30 pounds overweight so i am in good shape now ... I’m just curious if this is normal ... i have to admit that I was always in shape until I started with AD’s for the past 9 years ... now with Effexor I’m back at the weight I was prior to AD’s . FYI , my dosage is 187mg . Other side effect is constipation but I deal with it by eating more fiber and sometimes otc meds as needed .