Hi, Della! Actually, weight loss is more common with Effexor (<3% versus 1% or less). Either way it's a very low percentage of users and Effexor is considered one of the most weight neutral antidepressants..
Best wishes and good luck. WC
Thats funny when i was on Effexor it caused hot flashes! Must of been a different dosage.
When I took effexor, I got hot flashes (embarrassing at work) all throughout the day and brain zaps, amongst many other SE's., I couldn't tolerate it. I only took it a few months, and had a heck of a time with withdrawal from it!
Hi Della. When my doctor changed my medication from Zoloft to Effexor, I lost 20 pounds. Unfortunately that was what I gained from the Zoloft over the course of about 4 years, that along with some Psychotic medications I was taking for Major Depressive Disorder. However I have kept the weight off despite having "hot flashes" as well. I don't know if this has helped any but I wanted to share my input. I hope you're doing okay with it.
Hi, I'm on day 4, my hot flashes are so much better already, I to am scared of weight gain, so far mild loss of appetite. I'm working with a coach at gym to monitor my food macros and I report daily, determined not to gain weight. I have a little brain fuzziness, hoping this will clear in the next few days.
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