Effexor and weight gain
My doctor just started me on Effexor XR for social anxiety yesterday, after taking Zoloft for 2 or 3 months with no results. I've read posts on here about Effexor, and frankly, I'm terrified of it now. But, I know that everyone is different, and will give it a try.
So my question is, what exactly causes weight gain while taking antidepressants? Is it that it increases your appetite so that you eat more, or is it the medication itself that causes it? If I keep eating and exercising as I am now, while taking Effexor, will I possibly still gain weight?
I know it sounds vain, but I'm terrified of weight gain. =/