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Effexor And Appetite


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#1 Big Fella

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Posted 29 December 2006 - 01:43 PM

I have only been on effexor for four days, however I have noticed a dramitc change in my appetite. I haven't craved sweet things, and have not finished my plate once for three days. I seem feel fuller quicker and I don't find myself thinking about food half as much as I did, in fact the only tirgger to food has been the time, i.e "blimey it's 2 o clock I best eat"

Now for me this is a good thing as I could do with losing a few stone, not sure if this is a side affect or if the initial 'perk' has diminshed my craving for sugar to feel better.

How has effexor affected you appetite?

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 12:27 PM

I have only been on effexor for four days, however I have noticed a dramitc change in my appetite. I haven't craved sweet things, and have not finished my plate once for three days. I seem feel fuller quicker and I don't find myself thinking about food half as much as I did, in fact the only tirgger to food has been the time, i.e "blimey it's 2 o clock I best eat"

Now for me this is a good thing as I could do with losing a few stone, not sure if this is a side affect or if the initial 'perk' has diminshed my craving for sugar to feel better.

How has effexor affected you appetite?


Generally it hasn't affected my appetite at all. It has reduced my urge to eat a bunch of junk at night.. mostly because I was doing that not because I was hungry but because I just "wanted something" but wasn't sure what. I got an increase in general well-being from it, along with a slightly increased energy level, which helps me be more active in the evenings... I used to eat more because I was restless or felt bad.

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Posted 30 December 2006 - 01:16 PM

I felt queasy for the first few days and that put me off my food but it didn't last.

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#4 Made_in_Britain

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 02:36 PM

My chocolate binges have diminished, over xmas I managed to eat just a few and didn't feel the need to finish the box!

Apart from that it hasn't affected my appetite.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 12:37 AM

I used to have periods where I would go all out with eating junk food, I would HAVE to have a bag of lollies at least twice a week. That seems to have totally died now though. I've actually lost 8 kilograms in the last 4 weeks, and that's weight I didn't need to lose.

I now have to really force myself to have 3 meals a day.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 10:44 AM

I have actually noticed that I've been eating abit less lately, and I eat loads normally, always finish my plate. But I've been forcing myself to eat everything.


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Posted 06 February 2007 - 12:38 PM

I have been on Effexor XR for over a year now and I do not think it works at all. I started at 37.5 mg and worked my way up to 300 mg and when I forget to take it it feels like I have a hangover. I still felt depressed and sad but I've been taking it so I don't have to deal with the side effects. I'm weaning myself off of it now because it's not doing anything and I don't want to be on medication anymore. I'm now down to 37.5 mg every night (I take the medicine at night so I sleep through the nausia) and I'm almost through with it. I would try another medicine if I were you.




I have only been on effexor for four days, however I have noticed a dramitc change in my appetite. I haven't craved sweet things, and have not finished my plate once for three days. I seem feel fuller quicker and I don't find myself thinking about food half as much as I did, in fact the only tirgger to food has been the time, i.e "blimey it's 2 o clock I best eat"

Now for me this is a good thing as I could do with losing a few stone, not sure if this is a side affect or if the initial 'perk' has diminshed my craving for sugar to feel better.

How has effexor affected you appetite?


Generally it hasn't affected my appetite at all. It has reduced my urge to eat a bunch of junk at night.. mostly because I was doing that not because I was hungry but because I just "wanted something" but wasn't sure what. I got an increase in general well-being from it, along with a slightly increased energy level, which helps me be more active in the evenings... I used to eat more because I was restless or felt bad.



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Posted 09 February 2007 - 04:29 PM

I have been on 150mg for nine weeks now and haven't felt this good in years, horses for courses.

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 08:24 AM

I have only been on effexor for four days, however I have noticed a dramitc change in my appetite. I haven't craved sweet things, and have not finished my plate once for three days. I seem feel fuller quicker and I don't find myself thinking about food half as much as I did, in fact the only tirgger to food has been the time, i.e "blimey it's 2 o clock I best eat"

Now for me this is a good thing as I could do with losing a few stone, not sure if this is a side affect or if the initial 'perk' has diminshed my craving for sugar to feel better.

How has effexor affected you appetite?


I am starting my 4 week on Effexor Xr today. This is also the AD I have ever taken. Has it affected my appetite, yes. My appetite is completely gone. I am about 6'0" and 151 lbs. and I love food. The last thing I need is to lose weight from not eating. I have found that I have to find a way to remind myself to eat at all. I have had days since I have been on the Effexor that where I didn't eat at all. Hopefully this isn't a permanent SE of the drug, if so I will be looking for something else I think. I love my food too much, hehe.

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 12:14 PM

Flipp:

Many people lose their appetite when starting Effexor. Rest assured, this SE is only temporary. Be sure to mention it to your doc, as he/she should be aware of all SEs you are experiencing.

Be sure to keep us posted on this.

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