Hi, Catherine! Some people report feeling unusually tired or weak when they start Effexor, but lack of motivation sounds more like a symptom of depression.
How long have you been taking it and at what dosage?
Be sure to tell your doctor exactly how you're feeling; you might benefit from a dosage change, the addition of a drug like Abilify to *booster* the Effexor, or even trying a different antidepressant.
Good luck! WCV
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