i was on effexor for three months last summer and despite rigorous dieting, gained 12 pounds, some of it water (ie, BLOAT), i felt weird on it and now that i look back, i had some sort of underlying, not-quite-worth-taking-a-pill-for (eventually, toward evening, i did) headache, and it only worked sorta' ..
girl, why on EARTH did you go off paxil! i loved it ... m y GP thought it had "pooped out", but i think my thyroid was going south then anyway and NO antiD would have worked ... i need a high T3 in order to feel minimally well, and now that my blood tests have shown that, i'll try going back on it, or this new lexapro thing ...
look up 'paxil poop-out' in google, and you will find some interesting things -- like one study that showed just upping the dose worked, or lexapro, which i plan to start next week ...
hypo, DX'd march 22