I was on Effexor XR for 4 years for generalized anxiety, after feeling better I weened of it. Now I am an anxious mess again and have started on Pristiq because Effexor caused me to stack on 15kgs. I am really worried that this will happen with Pristiq, has anyone else had weight gain on Effexor and not on Pristiq?
Hi, lilly! All I can say is that I had no weight gain on any antidepressants including Pristiq. It all depends on your metabolism and how you, as an individual, react to any given medication. For what it's worth though, Pristiq is concerned to be one of the more weight neutral antidepressants. Best of luck to you with this, Wildcat
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