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Effexor + Weight Gain


#1

Has anyone ever had any experiences with weight gain on Effexor or any other SSRI?

Apparently these drugs can cause a carb/sweet craving, perhaps due to the direct action they have on brain chemistry.


#2

I didn't eat any more than normal and turned into a blimp incredibly quickly. Effexor's side effects outweigh any benefits.


#3

I actually went the other way and lost weight on Effexor - they made me nauseous from about 2pm onwards and I just couldn't eat. There seems to be very different accounts of its effect of weight gain/ loss from what I've read about it.


#4

Thats the oddest thing, that some people gain weight and have odd food cravings, while others swear they actually loose.