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I'm weaning off Effexor XR atm with a view to moving on to Mirtazapine in the next few days. I did a phone consultation with my doctor (wasn't meant to see him for 3 months) to tell him that the effect it was having on my sleep was intolerable + since I'd tried citalopram and fluoxetine with any gains, he opted for this.
My concern is the weight gain, which is a side effect I wasn't aware of when he'd suggested it, or I would have asked for something different. I'm already on the wrong side of overweight, and it's a pretty key factor in my mental health because of my low self esteem concerning my appearance. Are there any suggestions for combating this effect? Or is it not worth it & should I just go back to my doctor and explain this?
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