Venlafaxine and blood sugar

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I read on a Neurology website that 150mg was very effective as a migraine preventative, so I started taking that amount a week ago and so far I have been migraine free! I took Celexa before trying Effexor and that gave me major sugar cravings and I gained 5 lbs in a week! Plus, I was getting horrible migraines just about everyday with it. Effexor XR has not given me any munchies. So, this is just something to think about as another option if you need one later.
You may need to monitor your blood sugar at home. When I was taking zyprexa I was gaining approximately 5-10 pounds a month, I was overweight and it was making me depressed. I would complain to my psychiatrist at the time and she did not take me off the Zyprexa. I moved to a new city, got a new psychiatrist and I remember him telling me he would prescribe geodon, dicontinue the zyprexa, I would lose weight and I would feel better and he was right. Taking zyprexa I would crave carbs.
• Anti-depressants and anti-psychotics can disturb our blood lipid profile (the fats in our blood). It may well be that this disturbance adversely affects the hormonal insulin / leptin system which in turn increases our appetite and our pleasure of fattening foods.
1 piece of advice is to avoid processed, refined carbohydrates, such as the sugar or white flour found in foods such as white bread, crackers, cookies, cakes, and soda. “Sugar has multiple detrimental effects in CFS patients. It suppresses the immune system, increases inflammation, and stimulates yeast overgrowth in the intestines,” says Kent Holtorf, MD, a board-certified endocrinologist and founder of the Holtorf Medical Group in Torrance, Calif.
I stared taking Xanax about a year ago, as well. And I'm diabetic. My sugar levels stay in the mid- 300's( not good). Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
I was actually collecting a sample today and noticed the white specs, they looked like those sugar crystal sprinkles, the clear ones. A bunch of them, and blood, and mucous in my stool. I do not take any of my medicines right now. My body wasn't breaking down calcium oxalate, and I output it in my urine, could it also be coming out in my stool?
I feel great on this. I cut out all caffine and alcohol and i don't smoke. I get up in the morning and by the time i get out of the shower i have a ton of energy. i feel like i have had my morning coffee but i haven't had any caffine. Not sure where you live but you can always ask your DR. let me know i can email the diet plan they put me on. Good luck!
"am seriously thinking of trying to talk my pcp into treating me, as he is quite open to all options. I think he would probably do anything I asked as long as I can back it up with studies , etc." -------------------- For Pete's sake...this is the man who didn't know how to read the results of a 2 hr GTT.
I have just recently been diagnosed with diabetes - I am not on meds yet, have tried exercise and diet, lost weight, no sugar, etc.. but my blood sugar is just going up. I have an appt this week with my doc. I have noticed that once in awhile I am very sad in the mornings. Like I am missing someone is the only way I can describe it. The only thing I can think of is the few times this has happened I have had two or three beers the night before.
It became a little less severe when I was switched to Effexor/venlafaxine, which caused a host of other problems. I have now been off these drugs and back on my original antidepressant, Wellbutrin, for roughly two years and nine months. The chronic severe diarrhea has never gone away, although the fecal incontinence is not as severe as it was while I was on the Zoloft/sertraline-- then, it was during the day and at night; now it happens primarily at night.
I have stenosis of the spine and the c's and l's are not what they should be, i guess what i am doing is venting and perhaps other people can recognize some of these symtoms, mother died of brain tumors at 43 father alive but has congestive heart failure, dementia, diabetes, colon cancer, was a nurse aide for 7 years and ruined my back and get so tired, forgetful, weak and frightened and take a variety of medications for high blood pressure and high colestrol and anxiety, nothing for pain, as D
Also though I would discuss the weight gain with your doctor and have them do some blood work as regards sugar level and other relevant tests as the weight gain caused by Seroquel and other atypical antipsychotics can cause diabetes if not kept in check so they need to monitor for that.
I went from citalapram 40 mg, which I was on, to 20 mg citalapram and 75 mg venlafaxine the fist week. Then jumped to 150 mg venlafaxine the second week. The only warning my doctor gave me was that "it was going to change my brain". I trusted my doctor, been going to her for over 10 years. I had side effects that are listed but she adamantly proclaimed that it was not the venlafaxine and still does to this day until I finally demanded that I wanted off of this drug....
I did have another round of blood tests last year as part of being diagnosed with Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome, and the neurologist who reviewed the results said they indicated borderline sluggish thyroid and that I should have that tested again in the future. If your experience has given you any insight on the most accurate testing/interpretation, please share!
A fascinating research study was published today by Irving Kirsch of the University of Hull, questioning whether or not 4 popular antidepressants are any better than placebo, and found that they weren't any better. Here's the study: http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.
It's not so much the mood-altering meds that concern me since I'm dealing with that issue; my concern is the medication our family dr gives me for cholesterol, sugar and BP. She changes the dosage on what seems to be an arbitrary basis and one of the reasons she gives me these meds is because my parents (who are dead and not available for questioning) had problems in all these areas. When she tests me for these "conditions", the results are usually average - neither high nor low.
Hi doc.I am 21 and i see a shrink and take luvox 50 mg,abilify 10 mg and valproic acid 300 mg(orfiril is called in my country to calm me down).Since i was a child(7-8 years old) i always had this craving for sweets,chocolate,coke,candy and if my mother wouldn't give it to me i would start to get very angry and extremly frustrated, scream and throw things.Back then i wasn't depressed and didn't take any medication.
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It's always important to rule out all possible physiological causes of depression and anxiety, such as hormonal imbalances including thyroid dysfunction, blood sugar problems, mineral deficiencies, etc. But it's very unlikely you or anyone other person in the west is deficient in amino acids unless you're a vegan. Amino acids make up protein, and people in the western world eat a whole lot of protein. What is possible is the inefficiency of converting amino acids to their end products.
You also mentioned that a urinalysis report was negative for UTI, but do you know whether it had any other abnormal parameters, such as protein, blood, or sugar in urine? Older SSRIs similar to lexapro include citalopram with a narrow side effect profile. However, newer SSRIs, such as venlafaxine and duloxetine, have fewer side effects. Additionally, if you feel SSRIs, as a group, tend to cause this problem, you can discuss alternative therapies with your prescribing doctor.
(A) blood test data, (B) non-blood test data and (C) other data(current and historical) is for my use in determining: (i) when to do the next tests, (ii) what to discuss with Dr. Jane Zimmerman in George Town at my next visit (63824333: 2/3 times/year). The information below is also for my use when visiting: (a) Dr. Richard Ayling in L’ton at the Summerdale Medical Centre(63447177); (b) various doctors at the LGH on 63487111; (c) Dr. E. Ratcliffe, 155 George Street(63312122). Gay is Dr.
25 milligrams (Xanax) had been the miracle drugs and saved my life. I take my medication every morning anywhere between 8 and 10 a.m. depending on what time I get up. I have a few of the "common" side effects of Effexor being weight gain (about 20-25 pounds), night sweats, feeling on "cloud 9", brain shocks, tingling, etc. I am also a lot more forgetful than I have been in the past as well as having trouble "finding" my words.
It also has chromium which is the glucose tolerance factor, this helps to stabilize blood sugar levels. Taking Chamomile tea will not intereact to the vitamins, so don't worry about that. Yes, Lavendar oil is great for relaxing in the tub, that is called "aroma therapy". There are two books that might really help you as well.
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My doc said it is stress/anxiety because I am planning my wedding and the neurologist thinks it was low blood sugar. In sept. I was fine but now in Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March I am still dizzy (dizzy more then i am not). I noticed that if I am home and not tired I am not dizzy but at work I am dizzy all the time. and I have been having weird symptoms ----right hand tinglings sometimes, left foot hurts and tinglings alot, lately at night it is bad, and my tonque feels like i burned everyday.
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