Venlafaxine and weight loss

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Avatar f tn I have had no side effects so far (except weight loss and minor headache) and am scared to be totally off of it. I am choosing a natural route. I attended a workshop and now purchased a book. It's called feeling good: the handbook. I highly suggest it to help change the way you are acting. I know where you are coming from though, prior to the pills everyone in my life was at the end of their ropes as well. Today, they tell me how pleasant I am.
6681951 tn?1383711222 Should I talk to my doctor about possibly reducing it a little? What are other peoples experience with weight loss and these medicines? I don't want to take just my doctors word I want to make sure I fully know as it is my decision not just his.
1910757 tn?1348686919 She said the effexor will help with energy and weight loss. Its sooooooo frustrating knowing what to do and what not to do. One says this and the other says something totally different. Your story has helped me feel a little better about the switch tho so with that I say thank you for sharing. one doc said zoloft wouldnt cause weight gain and the other said it would and my chiropractor wants me off of all anitdepressants and on sam-e. I'm so confused...
Avatar n tn Hi everyone! I have been taking Effexor XR 150mg. for a month and I am experiencing weight loss. I went from weighing 169-172 lbs. to now weighing 155. I love this anti-depressant. I have found that it works for me when no other drug would. I have noticed that I get full fast and I have no desire to eat. I can only say that this drug has altered my sex drive considerably, but I was a bit over-sexed to begin with. The Effexor has made my sex drive more controllable.
151951 tn?1267991945 I have a question, I take topiramate before I go to bed, does anyone take it in Morning? I'm up to 100 mg and not a lot of weight loss and Im not a big eater.
1581886 tn?1296545035 I made this combo by reading the forum and eliminating weight gain meds, and introduce less weight gain meds but with same aim to treat. Please help, I need advice.
1305597 tn?1275340046 Another medication in its family is venlafaxine (Effexor) and it CAN cause weight gain, and large increases in blood pressure.
Avatar n tn In the last 16 years I have taken nearly every SSRI and SNRI medication on the market and did not experience weight gain or loss on any of them. Now, obviously I am about 25Lbs heavier than I was when I was in my 20s. I 38 now and as we get older weight gain is common. is this due to taking these meds? I don't think so as I probably would have gained the weight anyway as I started pushing my 30s. Now I have experienced a bit of weight gain from the Tri-Cyclic antidepressant that I now take.
1268921 tn?1288922656 i was also on 10 mg every night before bedtime and it made me lose so much weight. my neurologist said it was a very rare side effect, i guess it has different effects on people. my doctor had me on different medications and the medication i am on now works for me. he has me on 4 mg of cyproheptadine. you could ask about that because i've been on it and so far it's been the best one for my headaches, but beware, even half of the pill (2mg) knocks you out (makes you tired).
Avatar n tn I do not understand why so many people on this site have gained weight on effexor it was a wonder drug for me in terms of weight loss. The weight came off rapidly and my appetite decreased are you not on other medications as well as the effexor/venlafaxine? Maybe venlafaxine is slightly different to straight out effexor i do not know but whatever the case, i found myself losing weight on them and the only time i gained weight was when i took Quetiapine on top of them.
2030769 tn?1343651274 I stopped the drug for a year and lost all the weight gain. I had to start it again because of bad depression, and all the weight piled back on. I do believe this drug makes some of us gain weight. I have seen on here that others say they lost weight. I presume we are all different in our reaction to the same drug. In the leaflet that comes with the drug it will tell you all the possible side effects. Some people get them, others don't.
1477827 tn?1287335896 What you have is probably adrenal insufficiency or Addison’s disease which causes weight loss, low blood pressure, nausea and dizziness. Other endocrine gland disorders may also be there. The blood work which is scheduled is a step in the right direction and likely to find the cause. Take care!
Avatar n tn My appetite didn't change mostly on high protein and veggies. But lack of exaercise and wine didn't help my weight loss. So I thought would be a good time to cut off this med out of my system. By my doctor's recommendation I switched from 75mg to 37.5 - yes the withdrawal wasn't fun but manageable. One night of bad dreams - lots of bloody dreams:) killing people, etc... Day 2 a little better, no nightmares:) day 3 better than day 2. So after 4 days I felt so much better.
Avatar n tn A medication that also works with the brain chemical dopamine is bupropion. Bupropion is unlikely to cause weight gain, and in fact, may cause some weight loss. It is also used to help people quit smoking.
Avatar f tn I am now 30-35 lbs higher than I should be. I barely eat much most of the time and any exercise hardly makes a dent in my weight loss. It's very frustrating. My doctor recommends melatonin as an alternative but the whole reason for being on Klonopin was to manage my social anxiety disorder. I have also been placed on 10mg of Lexapro for depression? I'm certain that with the combination of both meds has increasingly made the matters worse. I see no solution to ever losing weight.
1477827 tn?1287335896 I was at the dotors on Friday Oct 15 and I weigh 238lbs. I have not done anything to try to loose this weight. Blood work was done and it showed that my cortisol was very high and my ferritin was either very high or low I can't remember. But my iron levels were normal. The CBC showed that my red blood cells were small and missshaped along with very few new cells. T4 levels were normal and my thyroid is not painful or inlarged.
Avatar m tn It can make you happy, horny, weight loss and helps to quit smoking. It is unlikely to have you gain weight or affect your Libido..So Give it time..You will be really Happy after some good Sex and you will not want to have a Cig after Sex. Ha! So what more can we ask for...
Avatar n tn As you can see, Effexor is amongst the least likely to cause weight gain, and in fact, is known to contribute to weight loss. You may wish to try an alternative on the list above. It is unclear why anti-depressants cause weight gain. Here are some possibilities: • Overeating, as a result of depression, can cause weight gain, esp if the person had lost weight in the pretreated depression • Most anti-depressants, mood stabilizers and antipsychotics are also anti-histamines.
Avatar n tn Research shows that, not suprisingly, those of us with acne and rosacea are more prone to depression and anxiety. I was prescribed Venlafaxine (Effexor) to help me deal with the anxiety and social phobia I felt due to my acne. It has really helped me, and not increased my acne. Acne is not mentioned as a potential side effect of Effexor in the leaflet enclosed with the pills. DO NOT stop taking Effexor suddenly because serious withdrawal symptoms may occur.
Avatar n tn , although suppression of appetite and weight loss can also occur. You may find it helpful to discuss your concerns further with your treating physician/psychiatrist.
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Avatar m tn Prior to this time, I had always been lucky enough to have very good mental and physical health. I've always been a bit sceptical of this diagnosis, as I'd never actually been that fatigued, but have had many neurological / cognitive complaints over this time, including persistent headaches, short term memory loss, problems with natural thought process / brain fog, etc, etc.
1336302 tn?1275689185 My doctors and I now feel I'm ready to come off these and be happy and health naturally. However I've tried coming off these before and I experienced weight loss, nausea, loss of appetite, insomnia and in general awful effects. Any suggestions as to how to get off these safely?
1440512 tn?1294475233 My blood levels for my thyroid were low and I know that means hypo. Hypo is associated with weight gain not weight loss. What's the deal?
Avatar n tn Buproprion is not available in all countries. Venlafaxine (Efexor) (inhibitor of serotonine and noradrenaline uptake); no relevant weight gain (but limited data available) Nefazodone (Nefadar) no significant increase of weight Mirtazapine (Rmeron) More likely than placebo to cause weight gain, less than tricyclic medication.
1270834 tn?1270773358 I haven't experienced cramping or weight loss. I've had diarrhea lately but have attributed it to coffee and occasional cigarettes. Both have tended to have that effect in the past. I haven't experienced any of the irritation you describe from passing these. I have no idea when I could have come into contact with contaminated water or anything similar, and I've been a strict vegetarian for almost six years, so there's basically no way I could have gotten something from eating meat.
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 n tn • drowsiness • weakness or tiredness • dizziness • headache • nightmares • nausea • vomiting • stomach pain • constipation • diarrhea • gas • heartburn • burping • dry mouth • change in ability to taste food • loss of appetite • weight loss • uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body • pain, burning, numbness, or tingling in part of the body • muscle tightness • twitching • yawning • sweating • hot flashes or flushing • frequent urination •
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