Effexor dosage side effects

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Avatar n tn 1) Is this a normal side effect of effexor? 2) Can I expect that it will lessen over time? On the positive side, my depression -- bouts of crying for no real reason, etc. -- has disappeared. So I guess that's a good thing. But I hate the idea of trading one problem for another. Any advice you can give me would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn Although bilateral leg pains is not a common side effect, there are so many other possible side effects reported with Effexor, I would ask your doctor about cutting the dose in half to see what happens. Also, if you get off effexor, do it carefully.
Avatar n tn does anyone know when the side effects of weaning yourself off of effexor stop? i have been completely off of it for three days now and i still feel awful. my coordination is off, i feel confused and forgetful, but the most irritating and troublesome side effect is one that is hard to describe. about ever ten seconds or so i get a really strange feeling in my head. almost like a pulsy - dizzy - out of it feeling. im just wondering when these things will go away. i feel so odd. thanks!
411389 tn?1230128077 Suicidal thoughts, awful and constant negative rumination, self-confidence all but shattered, increasing social isolation, and just watching a gradual shut-down. When I started with Effexor, I had side effects after the first half an hour. Everyone is different, but there was absolutely no mistaking it's immediate effects. I started on 75 mg a day for two weeks, then up to 150 mg a day.
Avatar n tn My husband is off his effexor now but I was wandering how long the sexual side effects will last because we want to try and get pregnant again and he has had irregular ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. Thanks!
Avatar n tn 5mg) 5 days ago and am schedule to increase to 75mg in 2 more days. I suffered a lot of side effects the first 3 days and am my question is will I get those same side effects when I increase the dose? I appreciate any help on this. I am getting a lot of anxiety from worrying about taking meds. This is the first time I've tried this. It does seem to be helping some. I have more energy and haven't cried any.
Avatar m tn I find Effexor really suits me. I have no side effects. I hope you benefit too. Let me know how you get on. Good luck and take care.
Avatar n tn I was on a high dosage of effexor for years and, before that other anti depressant drugs for 17 years. I've weaned myself off, finishing in February, 2009. What are the side affects after so many months? I went through withdrawls like a junkie would for 2 months. I am now interested to see if what and how I am feeling is due to the lack of that drug or some other cause. Thank you.
Avatar n tn So, Wyeth pharmaceuticals has found another application for its SSRI Effexor. How effexor will affect your insomnia is anyone's guess. Sone people find effexor helps with sleep, other find it aggravates their insomnia. It is not recommended that you discontinue effexor abruptly. I discontinued paxil after 10 yrs of daily use, so I know what discontinuation syndrome is all about.
607502 tn?1288251140 But I stayed on it for a year and a half and the side effects seemed to go away. At first, one of the worst was that, although sexually highly motivated, I could NOT, under any circumstances reach...well... you know. I actually lost significant weight while on it. After gaining 17 pounds this winter on lithium and Depakote I'm actually thinking I'll ask to be put back on it. Like you Monkey I (and everyone around me) prefer being manic to this deep and consistant depression which is my norm.
Avatar n tn Looking back, I wonder why I thought having dangerously high blood pressure was an acceptable side effect. In addition, getting off of Effexor is not a simple matter. The withdrawal effects were so ambiguous and bizarre that I had difficulty even describing them. It took me a long time to taper off and it was not fun. Because I've been examining the process of antidepressant choice among professionals and patients, my therapist recently gave me the following article to read: Dr.
Avatar m tn I am not at all familiar with seroquel but I would not go any higher on the effexor. You will just have more side effects.
Avatar n tn After I'm on the 150 mg for several weeks, I'm cutting back a little more so I can determine the right dosage again that works for me with the least amount of side effects. Right now, I cannot sleep with this higher dose and am adjectated.
Avatar n tn I was on a low dose but my liver was not processing it fast enoung and my body finally built up a very large blood level of the Zoloft. This caused some severe side effects, I called my DR and he told me to stop taking them immediately. I tell you I went through 2-3 week of pure *ell. When he switched me to a different SSRI we had the same problem as with the Zoloft, he put me on Effexor to counter any withdrawal effects and to see if it would worked, and it did to a degree.
Avatar n tn only), started me on Effexor, after only 1wk. of weaning off the Paxil. the side effects of the Effexor were bad, so weaned off of THAT for only another 1wk. I have been absolutely OFF, both mentally and physically. Have been completely off any psychotropic drugs for the past wk. I bagen getting worried, as I was having neurological (adverse) symptoms, as well as the horrible "rollercoaster-ride" mentally & emotionally!!
Avatar m tn I am just curious if this medication will help and if this is dangerous. I asked him about the side effects and he said they were nothing really to worry about. Thank you for all your help.
Avatar m tn It isn't listed as a side effect from what I've seen the Effexor however does cause erectile difficulties. And 200mg of Lamictal isn't a high dose. It is what most people take.
Avatar n tn The dosage was raised to 150mg 2 months ago. I really haven't had any side affects. I went off birth control about a month ago, after taking it for 12 years and now I feel like my body is going crazy. I am having fluid seeping from one breast, head-aches that linger all day, I am exhausted even though I get plenty of sleep, I feel nauseous and dizzy often, and I am very emotional.
1379090 tn?1279035710 Hi, I am on 150mg Effexor daily, and have no side effects. I have had different side effects with other anti-depressants. I guess we all react differently. What suits some, does not suit others.
Avatar f tn I think this dose might actually be too high for me?? My side effects are dizziness, (only when I have been laying down, and go to get up for bed), a mild headache (off and on) and lastly as someone else described it a "swishy head". The swishy head feeling is like when you have been on a roller coaster and just dropped from the top of the second hill. I feel sort of like I am walking through mud or something. very strange.
Avatar n tn i have been taking effexor for about four years and i find the drug has made me a new person,but if i miss a dose i have severe withdrawls.it feels like i am living in hell.but when i get back on track i feel great.since i started taking these meds, i have put on 40 pounds and i eat very little.and if i try to wean my self down to a lower dose the side effects start all over again.my doctor told me i will probably be on this for the rest of my life.
Avatar n tn I just discontinued taking Effexor XR and it was the most difficult and painful thing I have ever done! The side effects for me were: increased depression, confusion, dizziness, diarrhea, nausea, and on and on and on... I am so angry that the drug company (Wyeth) and the doctor didn't know what I was talking about! How can they not know? They do clinical trials. Just ridiculous! I signed the petition to have it reviewed by the FDA (I was about # 4,500, so I know I'm not alone).
Avatar n tn I am currently doing research for an upcoming book which deals with the side effects and withdrawals people have experienced from Effexor XR and other (like) anti-depressants. I am interested in receiving any information current or former users would like to share concerning their experiences with these drugs. Please email me @: beach-***@**** and thanks!
Avatar n tn Can sexual side-effects from antidepressants be permanant even after you stop taking the medication? Sexaul side effects like: delayed ejaculation, decreased genital sensitivity, impotence, low libido etc.
Avatar m tn The original poster is on Effexor, not Wellbutrin. I found that Effexor really did help my anxiety. It also made me tired though at times. Funny how we all respond to these meds differently.
Avatar n tn I went to see a psychiatrist, who recommended that I shift to Wellbutrin, in part because of the sexual side effects I had experienced with Effexor and also because I've been struggling to quit smoking for about 4 years. I tapered off of Effexor over three weeks (150-37.5) at the same time that I began taking Wellbutrin and increasing the dosage (100-300). The first thing that happened was that I started smoking again after having quit six months ago.