If you are worried about taking Effexor for fear that it might make you gain weight, you are not alone. Many people avoid taking it until they do research first. What is experienced by people taking Effexor is a highly individualized thing, however. Some people find that they lose weight and have little appetite while taking Effexor and others find that they have a slightly increased appetite and may gain a few pounds while taking Effexor. Discuss your options with your Dr. and do a trial run of the medicine if you are concerned about it’s side effects. For more information, visit this website.