Yesterday my doctor said she wanted to put me on Effexor in 2 weeks. She said the other option was Lexapro. I read that Effexor causes weight gain in many people. Now, I understand that getting better is more important than getting thinner, but my weight is a daily struggle for me, and I have a history of eating disorders as well. I am in an okay place where I have lost a little weight (almost 30 pounds) in healthy ways and don't want to gain it back. My question is, for people who have taken Effexor, are the benefits worth the weight gain?
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