Our expert says:
The Efexor may well be causing this weight gain as weight gain is listed under side-effects for this medication. It is essential that you discuss this side-effect with your prescribing dr because you cannot just stop this medication as you probably require it for depression. Also ask the dr about the possibility that the depression per se could be causing you to gain weight. He/she may be able to change or adjust the medication so that you do not have this problem. You should under no circumstances stop training - this is one of the most positive things you can do for your depression and to prevent further weight gain. Keep on training and ask the dr about the medication.
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