Effexor xr and acne

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Avatar f tn I have dizziness, headaches, fuzzy feeling in my forhead and lips, I also feel faint and have this disgusting taste in my mouth and throat. I have acne for the first time in my life. I am eating too much, and sugar cravings are ridiculous. I can not wait to get off this drug. I lack support because my husband disagrees with it, I have two kids and this week I have been yelling like a crazy woman, I feel so sad for them, i don't want them to remember this week.
Avatar n tn My pharmacy once messed up my prescription, and gave me the non XR version. I got so sick from it. The XR is easier on your stomach too.
Avatar n tn I have been on the generic of Effexor XR for over two months now and I began having acne all over my forehead about a month and a half after starting Effexor. I also got random ones all over my face, and along my hairline. Now, in the past few weeks, they're all over my shoulders and upper back. They itch and some are small with white heads, others are slightly large and red, while a few will be huge and painful. I never had pimples even in my teen years let alone now at age 46.
Avatar n tn I've been on effexor 225mg for awhile now and I think it causing my acne to flare up. I'm 25 and the acne is not just little pimples, they're deep pimples and it causes me so much despair and adds to my depression. However, I'm also on wellbutrin so I don't know if it's that or the effexor. Nothing is clearing up my skin.
Avatar f tn I am currently starting the withdraw from Effexor. I told my doctor that's what I wanted to do and she offered no advice to me. She did give me a sample pac of Effexor which has 75 mg. in it and 37 mg in it. I was taking 150mg. So I have started taking the 75 mg and will decrease to the 37 mg. Please tell me what I need to do in addition to that. I take calcium blockers for high blood pressure.
Avatar f tn I am on the other end of the scale. I find Effexor makes me crave carbohydrates, and I have put on lots of weight. I came off it because of this, lost all the weight, but depression came back. I am on the generic form of Effexor, and the weight went back on. Wish I could lose weight. I am trying!!
Avatar n tn Comming of of Effexor,,Effexor XR needs to be done slowly,,I myself just stopped and had symptoms for a little over a weak,,the dizziness,,this wierd buzzing in my head all the time,,,just really wierd things happening. Tell your doc you owuld like some help comming off of this med,,is he the one who put you on it in the first place.
Avatar f tn I was at one point on 450mg per day of Effexor XR (along with several other powerful meds, several of which I have eliminated) and I am now down to 37.5mg per day every other day. I have 4 pills left but feel I might just be delaying the inevitable for another week. It has gotten much more difficult since getting down to 75mg per day and I want to cut the cord now.
Avatar n tn About 4 years ago I was diagnosed with Major Depression and after trying Celexa, Paxil, Wellbutrin and some others I was put on Effexor. Effexor was the one that seemed to do the trick and pull me out of that dark abyss. About a month ago I talked to my doctor about finally coming off it and she had me reduce it 75mg every two weeks. When I got to 150mg (half way point) I felt terrible. Physical sympotms weren't as bad as I had heard they could be, but the depression came back.
Avatar n tn 27 and have been battling Acne since I was 12. I have been on many prescripts and spent thousands,treated with Mino, tetra, doxy oral meds.Clindo,erythro,tazorac, retna-A and micro, gel benzole, pro active, and accutane. I was most pleased with treatment which lasted about three years of bliss.Tryed to go to my derm. Dr. and plead to try it again but to no avail. After a blood test found Effexor XR the right treatment.
Avatar n tn I am 27 years old and have been battling Acne since I was 12. I have been on everything under the sun and spent thousands of dollars I do not have on credit cards trying to get my skin under control. I have been treated with Mino, tetra, doxy oral meds. Clindo, erythro, tazorac, retna-A regular and micro, gel benzole products, pro active, and accutane. I was most pleased with the accutane treatment which lasted about three years of bliss. I have tryed to go to my derm. Dr.
Avatar n tn Do you have to have Diabetes to get this medication?
Avatar f tn The doc wanted to use Lithium instead of Rispiderone, but it can cause acne, and I have been plagued this past year with terrible acne on top of all my other self loathing! All of these are now generic. I am starting to get a little grip on things just this past week. Aside from the possibility of the new meds helping, I am trying to set very small goals. I decided even if I don't leave the house, I will smooth my hair and put on eye make-up and a little cover make-up.
Avatar n tn I am currently on Effexor XR 150mg and Lamicatl 200mg for Bipolar. I have gained 10 pounds in two months. Will this subside or will weight keeping going up and what can I do to lose this weight? I am not sure if anyone has experienced this, but my face has broke out with acne. Is this normal? It is so embarrasing for a 37 year old. Not to mention I can not fit into my pants. The weight gain seems to be all in my belly. I have benn the same size for many years, so this is alarming.
Avatar n tn This pain would intensify which would cause me to wince in pain and then release and then repeat all over again every 5-10 seconds for about a minute. This pain did not radiate anywhere but only within a specific point. Then this same stabbing sensation occurred half way up to the first knuckle of my right middle finger about 30 minutes later. Then immediately following this finger pain I felt pain in my right foot at the joint of my middle toe.
Avatar f tn I have taken Effexor (Venlafaxine) for depression caused by acne and I have also recovered from an eating disorder. I highly recommend this medicine for relieving depression, obsessive behavior and suicidal thoughts. It is not a good idea to stop taking anti-depressants suddenly as this will often result in the problems returning. It is not a good idea for you to take Accutane at the moment.
Avatar m tn Ok, I'm totally new with this, so pls forgive my ignorance. I have had TONS of blood work in the past 60 days. A few things have stood out... but my Dr office is not especially helpful or communicative. They like to send you electronic messages with little details.
1243620 tn?1274794297 I'm extremely self conscious. It's ruining my life. I used to be on Effexor and Clonazepam and Ativan. I cannot take antidepressants now, for some reason when I take them I feel hyper active, like I can do anything, like jump off a building and fly. I am thinking of taking clonazepam again. Does it help on a daily basis or is it a really short life med? Like it only works for a few hours? I need something with a long effect.
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 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 f tn I have a lot of under the skin acne, as well as other little bumps, frequent cysts and some blackheads, dark circles under eyes, and sometimes dilated pores/uneven skin texture. I have spent a fortune on countless skin regimens, and other topical products, as well as specially formulated vitamins for healthy skin. I have even been to a dermatologist back home but three months in between follow ups just didn’t give us enough time before I moved.
Avatar f tn I have a lot of under the skin acne, as well as other little bumps, frequent cysts and some blackheads, dark circles under eyes, and sometimes dilated pores/uneven skin texture. I have spent a fortune on countless skin regimens, and other topical products, as well as specially formulated vitamins for healthy skin. I have even been to a dermatologist back home but three months in between follow ups just didn’t give us enough time before I moved.
Avatar n tn I do take medication for Anxiety and Panic Attacks which is Effexor XR 150mg/day. I have also been on this medication for the past 2-3 years. It may have something to do with it but I have not found any supporting evidence to prove this. Thanks for responding.
Avatar f tn I have a lot of under the skin acne, as well as other little bumps, frequent cysts and some blackheads, dark circles under eyes, and sometimes dilated pores/uneven skin texture. I have spent a fortune on countless skin regimens, and other topical products, as well as specially formulated vitamins for healthy skin. I have even been to a dermatologist back home but three months in between follow ups just didn’t give us enough time before I moved.
Avatar n tn gave me an overall general examination and has given me a sampler of Effexor XR and asked me to take it for two weeks and then to see him again. I am hesitant on taking any medications but I may have to in the end if these symptoms do not resolve themselves.
Avatar n tn When I complained about the hotflashes and mood swings he gave me a drug that is usually used for depression call effexor xr it worked wonders my hotflashes were not anywhere near as bad and my mood swings were almost completely gone . I stayed on it for about 6 months then stopped taking it . Now I have occasional hotflashes but they are tolerable. So ask your Dr about effexor xr.
Avatar n tn It's gotten to the point where I do not expose my chest/neck ever - and cover up whenever I can. I had read once that taking Niacinimide could help - and I've been taking about 1000mg of it for a few months, but am not seeing much improvement. Anyone with any help or suggestions I would REALLY appreciate it.
Avatar n tn I have been prescribed both Zoloft and Prozac with Klonopin for the symptoms of anxiety and depression, but I still seem to pick at me head. The kicker is that I also do this in my sleep. I will literally wake up with blood under my nails. What treatment options are there other than medication? Should I tell my primary care physician or should I talk to a psychiatrist? What are some of the causes of this, could it be OCD?
Avatar n tn I take effexor xr, birth control, and synthroid. I don't really need a diagnosis as long as my symptoms can be listened too and managed. I do look forward to my sleep study to see how long I spend in REM and how many cycles I complete each night. Good luck to all and dream on...