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Avatar n tn She checked her palm pilot for side effects and said there was not data showing shortness of breath as a side effect and ended up sending me home with a prescription for Effexor XR 150mg. I went home and typed in EFFEXOR and shortness of breath and thank God I did because there were many sites addressing this issue. I called my MHFNP back on Friday to try and advise her I saw this on the internet.
Avatar n tn Today, I decided to do a search on the side effects when coming off Effexor XR...so here I am. I started taking Effexor XR in the fall of 2001. The doctor that put me on it was a joke - he tried other stuff, finally putting me on Effexor and when it showed signs of working, he just kept increasing my dosage. Not knowing enough to advocate for myself (and half admitting that I was feeling better), I ended up on 300ml/daily. That was almost 3 1/2 years ago.
Avatar n tn Hi, I developed a severe rash on my stomach and down one leg after about a week and a half of being on Effexor. I stopped the medication the other day, but I still have the rash. It hasn't gotten any worse and it does look like its getting lighter and starting to go away but my question is how long will it take the rash to go away completely? How long will the Effexor still be in my system and could it be possible for it to spread to another area until it completely goes away?
Avatar m tn i tried wellbutrin and got a rare reaction to it--a rash from hell. i went on effexor xr 75mg. then. took it for about 4 yrs. it stopped working so i have tapered off of it. talk about horrible withdrawal sxs. awful!! i have successfully selftreated those. i have read that lexapro has withdrawal sxs. very similar to effexor. would not take lexapro and effexor together.
Avatar f tn 7)How are my risks aty getting seizures with this combo? (I have heard seizures are normal with wellbutrin) Does taking Effexor with Wellbutrin make it more risky than wellbutrin alone? 8) Do you have any further advice to me in connection with the start of wellbutrin with efexor?
Avatar n tn Hi Everyone I yesterday took 1 tablette of Effexor XR 75 mg. EVerything was ok until i start feeling that something is pushing me in my throat, like i want to vomit. It happened 3 hours after i took the medicine. Finally I went to bathroom and made myself to vomit (with fingers). I think thta Errexor is too much for me. DO YOU THINK I CAN FACE WITHDROWAL EFFECT AFTER JUST 1 PILL OF EFEXOR XR if i stop using it? Today I cannot eat anything.
Avatar n tn I am relieved to read that I may not be the only one with this horrid acne! I just started taking Effexor XR in march/april 2009. I had stopped taking seasonique in November 2008. I had assumed that my initial acne was due to going off of the birth control. But as time passed my acne has gotten more severe, consistent, and painful! I had always had very clear skin after my early teen years with the exception of blackheads. I definately am going to talk to my Dr. about it!. Thanks!
Avatar n tn Finding this site has been the biggest blessing ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been on Effexor XR for 4 yrs. Before I started this drug I wieghed 95lbs. at 5'2". I never had to exercise or watch what I ate! As time went on the wieght grad. went up! I've always been praised on how small I was and how pretty. This has been really hard! Almost a yr. ago I went off the pill thinking this might be why I've gained so much wieght, but after 8 months nothing happend so I went back on it! This past Jan.
Avatar n tn iv been on effexor xr iv gained 50 lbs.my biggest concern for you is the withdrawl symptoms when stopping it.just 2or3 days without it is hell.moodswings ,headaces,vomiting,flu like feeling,hot flashes. please talk to your doc about that.they dont tell you when you start it.
Avatar n tn I tried to up-date my info, but then couldn't get back to it. I hope my up-date worked....if not maybe you can do it. I am from S.C. meds are now Effexor XR/Seroquel@nite/klonapin....My tx was riba/pegasys finished tx on nov 6th...I am SVR...find out results May6th, @ BTW I am female!!!! lol as if you didn't know! We are always the ones who ***** the most!!!!!!lol It's so funny that the day I posted DON'T QUIT for the newbies I read it again in your website. Tell me we aren't connected!!!!! lol.
151263 tn?1243377877 So I asked my doctor to try something else, and he prescribed Effexor XR. Anyone have any experience with this drug? Getting a little antsy from what I've been reading about its withdrawal profile. Hope I'm not unwittingly signing up to hellish withdrawal experience down the road. My problems aren't severe enough to warrant a serious risk like that, so I was hoping to gain some insight from those of you who've used the drug.
Avatar n tn For a few years now, I've been getting a red blotchy chest/neck rash in circumstances where I - am drinking alcohol, anxious, nervous, excited, upset - really feeling just about any emotion. 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.
Avatar n tn thought I was allergic to effexor xr but now I don't know what is causing the problem? I am a sixty-two year old married woman and my husband can't have sex he is 68. I am thinking the effexor but it could be something entirely different? I have been having this for a month or two. We have been married for 35 yrs and have been faithful to each other.
477048 tn?1215571547 Dana, I am also on Effexor XR and Lamictal. My doctor added a small dose of Lamictal to the mix, because Effexor seemed to lose its effect. I am not bipolar. I also have problems with concentration, but I believe I had problems with concentration previously, as it is a common syptom of depression. Best wishes!
Avatar m tn Hello there, I just finished reading your comments. I know that Effexor is an antidepressant. I used to take it myself at one point in my life but the side effects of Effexor were uncomfortable for me and I requested that I be given a new medication and I was and that one works better for me. A family member of mine is on Effexor and it works fine for her. Anyway, you're asking about the drug Mirtazapine. I am looking at a book of mine as a resource.
Avatar n tn This makes me think menopausal weight gain. I also take effexor xr, not sure if itching is a side effect of that med? Thanks again!!
Avatar n tn I am also switching from Effexor XR to Zoloft. I do also have panic disorder and agoraphobia.. The doctor just informed me that Zoloft is the only antidepresant that is accepted by the FDA for Panic Disorders... Now, I am gradually going down from 300 ml of effexor to 150, to 150 with 50 of Zoloft, to 75 and 100 of Zoloft, then finnaly 150 of Zoloft.. My questions are.. Is zoloft better than Effexor for panic attacks and Agoraphobia??
Avatar f tn Hi everybody: I take Effexor XR, and have recently been told to take Lamictal to help the other drug along a bit and to stabilize my mood because of the PTSD. I was also told to watch for Stephens-Johnson's syndrome. Is this rare? It kind of scared me and I haven't started the med yet. I'm allergic to alot of meds, is this an allergy? Is anyone on this, and does it seem to help?
Avatar n tn I thought it was because I was on an anti-depressent for about 11/2 yrs and because of not feeling well and this unbearable itchy moving bumpy rash I got off the effexor xr cold. Thank goodness I don't have to out to work everyday! I am an Artist and just read this question on this forum and thought I would ask if maybe my itchy bumpy rash might be caused from heavy metals as I am an Oil Painter! I would hate to think that would be the cause because there is not way I can give up painting!
Avatar n tn Not having insurance, Effexor XR is quite pricey, $150 + a month and I had felt it was time to get off the drug. I had been reading (and crying while I read) other peoples experiences stopping Effexor. My doctor put me on a slow three month withdraw program. and I can say I am day #2 off EffexorXR! But that is about the extent of the excitedness. Can't sleep, or when I do, nightmares and starnge dreams insue.
1540869 tn?1351217613 SO im not pregnant , but in a week got off klonopin and my effexor xr because it broke me out in a rash all over the place , that finally went away 2 weeks later now just have to go into see my np and get on a different medication. That was fun what a rollercoaster ride getting off an anti depressant and klonopin at the same time while your pregnant is just about as smart as taking them. Please tell me why they don't think it's just as bad?
Avatar f tn I had the same reaction to Cymbalta. I switched to Effexor XR and found it to be much more tolerable. (not on Effexor anymore but I mean back then) I now take different meds.
Avatar m tn I've been on Lexapro for over two years (maybe longer) and I can't tell you how well it as worked for me. Tried Zoloft, Effexor XR, Paxil, Paxil CR and could not tolerate any of them. Gave up for a year, and then went back to the doctor and we tried Lexapro. Side effects were about 10% of the others (for me) and within one week I noticed a HUGE difference.
603015 tn?1329866573 I know that the rash can be a dangerous thing and isn't to be messed around with. However, a rash is a frequent side effect of it; the chances of it turning into Steven Johnson Syndrome is rare; it is estimated that your chances of getting it are 1 in 55,000. And that percentage came from several huge outpatient studies that probably weren't all encompassing. The people that had the allergic reaction were obvious, but many that did just fine on the medication probably didn't come forward.
Avatar f tn old but the aunt and uncle who visited have tried to monopolise me since the day I was born. Over the past 7 years I have been on Effexor-XR as I became depressed when my only child went overseas and is still there (I have accepted this now), however over that time I have had 4 elderly family members become heavily dependent on me, all with varying degrees of dementia and the stress attached to this affects me every day.
Avatar f tn Hello,`I am new at this soo.. i was diagnosed a yr ago and was put on effexor that didn't help, and serequel for racing thoughts. then my doc put me on wellbutrin xr that was ok for a couple of months but my depression has worsed tremendously and i am taking wellbutrin xr 200 mg, serequel 50mg, and clonapin. the wellbutrin has no effect on me at all and i was actually wondering about topamax. i have tried almost every antidepressent and nothing.
1192491 tn?1265035429 I have heard that the Lamical contains a anti-depressant and a mood stabilizer. I am currently on 2x 150 mg. of Effexor XR and 20 mg. Celexa and 30 mg. of Risperdal per day. I have had fairly good success with this cocktail (2 mos. since addition of Celexa), but have experienced a couple of manic episodes and quite a bit rapid cycling in the beginning. I would like to cut back on so many mediations per day.
Avatar n tn I am concerned that perhaps I am abusing my medication. I take Effexor XR 150mg for depression but I occasionally have a glass or 2 of wine and then later (1hr maybe less time)I take my med. I was wondering if you thought I might have a bad reaction. I have no interest in sex and I suppose this is a side effect of the medication. Do you think that I may have any reaction. Thanks!