I have heard that some people have lost weight. I was wanting to know if that stops after a few weeks and how much weight do people lose. I really dont want to lose weight because of a med.
It can take as little as a couple of weeks or as much as a month before you feel the full effects of the Effexor XR. As far as losing weight, I doubt seriously you will unless the Effexor XR makes you sick to the stomach then it might, but that side effect will wear off in a week or two.
I know my answer is some what fague but I can't be certain how you will respond to the Effexor XR as everyone is a little different. None the less, my answers are in the ball park for certain.
Hope this helps and good luck with the new med,
not every person does loose weight, sometimes it has the opposite effect on people they gain instead of loose weight. medications such as Effexor and drugs like it take up to 4 weeks to build a consistent blood level for most people some people feel better sooner but it usually take the full 4 weeks before you start to really notice a signifigant difference. you take good care
Hi, I hae been on effexor for about 7 years. I started out on the 37.5 and my doctor over the years raised it up to 225mg aday. Right now my other doctor is weening me off. I am down to 37.5 a day and let me tell you it is a very hard medication to get off of and you can not do it on your own. If you don't feel any better after 2 weeks because it takes a while for the drug to get into your system then talk to your doctor and he may have to raise it up to the next level which is 150mg. I wish you well and let me know how things work out
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