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Avatar n tn 1 1/2 yrs ago. After radiation her oncologist started her on tamoxifen. She has had severe side effects since taking the drug. The most significant is the hot flashes or "night sweats" she experiences, which cause her to have only 2-3 hours of sleep each night. She's taken effexor with no results. Is there some other course of treatment she should be asking her MD to explore?
Avatar f tn From what I understand, alcohol may increase some of the potential side effects of this drug such as nausea, drowsiness, abnormal dreams, clumsiness, disorientation, rapid heart beat etc. My boyfriend is the manager of a nightclub. I occasionally drank a small amount of alcohol whilst on a low dose of Effexor (37.5mg daily) without problems. Although it should be noted that I wasn't experiencing any side effects anyway, except for slight constipation. Eloise.
Avatar f tn d like to have an ocassional drink, but the bottle directions for Effexor say not to mix with alcohol. What are the side effects, like if I wanted just a glass or two of wine? Not to be a ninny, but I don't want to have any complications. Usually I'd just ignore the warning, but the warnings seem particularly strong. Also, is it common to have no interest in the opposite sex, while taking this? I really like being back among the living, but my husband is not so happy about this part.
Avatar f tn Today's the 26th and have no symptoms of side effects yet.....but it's only been 5 days.
758387 tn?1387093311 Wow, that sucked. I mean bad. The effexor withdrawal actually kept me awake. Strange "tingly" sort of feeling in the head. What else? I took some melatonin, but no dice. had some calm tea when I woke up...still not great. A little nausea as well. lol.
Avatar n tn i had similar side effects when coming off the depo shot. I thought i was pregnant and took 3 tests. they went away but it took about 6mo. My docs checked my hormones and pituitary gland and they we all fine. It's probably not the effexor but ck w/ your doc anyway.
Avatar m tn Hi i am trying to find out if any1 else who takes effexor has had as many side effects as i have, which is basically them all including seizures and blackouts? I was on 375mg put due to the risk of another seizure have dropped down to 300mg. Has anyone else experienced as many side effects and do you think its worth all the side effects to be be ?( stable for now neway) .The doctors seem to think its worth it but then they dont have a load of side effects to deal with.
Avatar n tn Struggling with alcohol is one of the side effects you are supposed to report to you Dr. Whichever one works on you is the better one.
Avatar n tn Cancer removed May 22, 2007, chemo July 2nd through October 8, 2007, and radiation on left breast November 2nd through December 26, 2008. Side effect from Taxol perminent numb toes, side effects so far from Tamoxifen body temperature changes of warmth then cold. The web page sites and telephone numbers did not have this information.
Avatar n tn After taking Effexor for two years, I suddenly became profoundly depressed. 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).
Avatar f tn My psychiatrist put me on Effexor about a year ago. He had me taking 150 mg twice a day. At first, I thought that it was a great drug and that I finally found something to help my depression. However, about a couple weeks after I was on it, I started having horrible side effects.
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 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 Michelle, It is unfortunate that even though Effexor has been helpful in treating your anxiety and depression, it is causing intolerable side effects. It is difficult to tell if these side effects will go away or not. The dose of Effexor may be reduced, or another medication such as Wellbutrin can be added to diminish sexual side effects. Alternative medications with lower risks of sexual side effects (such as Serzone, Remeron, or Wellbutrin) may also be considered.
1509561 tn?1292441869 venlafaxine hydrochloride (Effexor) = Extreme agitation and racing thoughts. fluvoxamine meleate (Luvox) = Extreme agitation and racing thoughts. fluoxetine (Prozac) = Extreme agitation and racing thoughts. quetiapine (Seroquel) = Leg spasms, restlessness, and hallucinations. Buspar = Lexapro = Mania, agitation, racing thoughts. Strattera = Topamax = word loss at low dose of 75 mg. Trazadone = at 50 mg no issues at 100 mg hangover like headache.
411389 tn?1230124477 Thanks Jerzeegal and MrGreen for replying to my post. I really cannot fathom why I would react so negatively to Effexor as what it's for seems so suitable to my disposition. Basically, for ten years I've been taking Diazepam, however, over the past couple of years I stuck with them, even though they failed to achieve any real change in me. I believe I may have been on them far too long and become somewhat immune to them.
Avatar m tn Treatment started with 75mg Effexor and I got good result quickly. But the side effects started to mount up, I felt lazy, gained weight and lost interest in activities and sex. We cut back to 37.5 mg, things improved a little, but I want to feel more active again. it has been 18 months. Do I dare request to taper off? Is ther eeven a smaller dose? Would an different drug be an option. I think I am dealing with the flash back issue, but then again I am on Effexor!
Avatar n tn There are studies that show there is an improvement when patients take Effexor with Wellbutrin together. It is not recommended to drink any alcohol with either of these medications. Common side effects of Wellbutrin are changes in appetite; constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; headache; increased sweating; nausea; nervousness; restlessness; taste changes; trouble sleeping; vomiting; weight changes. The symptoms could be the side effects of your medications.
2128698 tn?1336183133 Self Medication been off Effexor for over 2 weeks now - cold turkey lol
Avatar m tn Hi there! Well, I've been on Effexor for over ten years. Started at a very low dose and I am at 150 mg for a long time now. So, I can't say if I remember all the side effects I had. But I will say that I definitely got sick to my stomach if I didn't eat immediately before taking it. This went away after a week or so as my body adjusted to the medication. I believe that the jitters and anxious feeling is all part of your anxiety.
Avatar n tn I have been taking effexor for 3 weeks, and I have had the same side effects since around the third day on it. However, my body experiences this little twitches throughout the day as well. No one else seems to notice it, as they are small, quick twitches, but I must say it annoys me. The muscles in my arms and legs seem to just have a little spasm or jerk every now and then, in no apparent order. I find it usually happens when I am relaxed--sitting at a table, watching T.V.
Avatar m tn Over the 20+ years I have taken anti depressants, I have experienced quite a few different side effects. Effexor was the best drug I ever took. I did well on it. Whereas others have given me side effects I could not handle. If you really do not want to stay on Effexor, then have a word with your doctor.
Avatar n tn QD. I HAD ONLY MINIMAL SIDE EFFECTS UNTIL REACHING THIS DOSE. AFTER 4 DAYS, I HAD VISION ABNORMALITIES, NUMBNESS AND TINGLING IN ARMS, EPISTAXIS, AND COMPLETE TASTE LOSS. I DISCONTINUED THE DRUG ON THE FOURTH DAY AFTER FAINTING FROM EXTREMELY LOW BLOOD PRESSURE. I HAVE BEEN OFF EFFEXOR FOR THREE DAYS NOW. I CONTINUE TO HAVE THE PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED SIDE EFFECTS AS WELL AS A RASH AND ARTHRALGIA AND MYALGIA EFFECTING MY WHOLE BODY, MAKING ANY MOVEMENTS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE.
Avatar f tn Hi. I was wondering if anyone has ever had negative side effects from drinking beer while on Effexor XR. I recently went on vacation and drank beer for 11 days straight. A few times I got pretty drunk. Since then, I have been depressed and feel like my medication is not even working. I believe the beer nullified the effects of my Effexor XR. It has been 2 weeks now since I have drank anything and still feel that depressive, blue, unable to concentrate or make decisions feeling.