Diminished appetite on Venlafaxine?

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Been on 75 mg’s now for 3 weeks.  Anyone else have a low appetite?   When will it come back to normal?  Some evenings I can eat a bit. Others no.   Daytime is the worst.  I think I would feel much better if I could have my normal appetite back.  I wanted to lose some weight but not this way. 

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    Hi. Don't worry. It will. Your body is just adjusting. Try drinking a protein shake in the morning with your medication. I used to eat eggs, but I've lost my appetite recently, so the Atkins shakes help. Then around 10 am, I feel a little hungry, so I eat an apple and some sliced turkey, maybe a cheese stick. Buy your favorite foods and have them handy. Make yourself eat though because if you get run down and lethargic, that contributes to anxiety. God bless you.

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      Thanks Tammy!  Great ideas.   And you’re right-if I’m not eating I DO get lethargic & that’s when my anxiety is thru the roof.  

      Thanks again.  

      God Bless You too.  

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    My appetite was really bad first few weeks now it's fine xx

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