I've gained about 10lbs. so far since taking Effexor and I just really feel fat. I've tried dieting, but can't seem to drop a pound. I was even sick with the flu for about a week and hardly ate anything and still did not lose any weight. Of course, it's hard to find the energy to exercise. It gets so frustrating! What happened to that group of people on here who said they were going to work together for motivation and inspiration while working on losing weight??? I've been looking for them or any posts relating to this, but it's either moving too quickly for me to catch it, or it has fizzled out.