June 19, 2007 12:14am CST
I have been taking Effexor for a couple of years now, and have gained a tremendous amount of weight! This was not due to my feeling happier, and therefore, eating more than before as people have previously suggested. My doctors told me that it can slow down one's metabolism. Even though the pharmeceutical company advertises that there is no significant weight gain associated with this medication, my doctors have all told me that a great number of their patients gain a considerable amount of weight while taking Effexor! They said that the Cymbalta doesn't cause nearly as much weight gain as the Effexor. I love how the medication has helped with the low levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, but I am so tired of the weight gain. If you have taken Cymbalta and Effexor, which one caused you the least amount of weight gain? Thanks so much.