I've had depression and anxiety for a long time and lately it hasn't been manageable. For the last 8 months I've been trying to deal with it without medication, because I always get side effects and hate how 'foggy' medication makes me, but I can't. I've taken 4 different types in the past and the only pill I never had severe side effects on was Venlafaxine (Effexor). I was thinking about going back to that and taking it again, but since my hair is falling out I'm really not sure. For one thing, I gather Venlafaxine is known for causing increased hair shedding. For another, the one side effect I remember getting on it before was no appetite and I lost a lot of weight at first. If the pill doesn't make my hair fall out directly, maybe the appetite/weight loss will. On the other hand, when I'm depressed I find it hard to eat anyway. Or maybe it's not even worth thinking about whether it will increase my shed. My hair is all falling out anyway. Whether I take this or not, it's going to go. If it's going to fall out either way, then maybe increased shedding but possibly feeling less hopeless all the time is the best option. I'm not sure. I just don't want to risk scuppering any chance of regrowth. I know there are a lot of people here whose hair loss might have been triggered by taking antidepressants, but has anyone here taken them after their hair loss began? Has it sped up your loss at all? Are there any antidepressants out there that don't cause hair loss?