Venlafaxine hot flashes

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Avatar n tn There are a number of nonhormonal medications available for the treatment of hot flashes. Their goal is not to eliminate hot flashes altogether but to diminish their intensity and frequency. There has been some research with the use of the medications; venlafaxine (effexor) an anti-depressant, bellergal and clonidine, for treatment of hot flashes, these would need to be prescribed by your physician.
Avatar n tn This should be a crime. My doctor should never have prescribed this for hot flashes without letting me know the true story. I'm mad, sad, and am really wondering how long this will last. Any words of advice to help me along?
Avatar f tn he quit chemo it made him too sick. he is now suffering from hot flashes and they are wondering what can be used naturally to help with that. i know evening primrose oil has helped menopausal hot flashes in women, but what about men? thank you.
Avatar n tn after my hysterectomy 2 years ago i have hot flashes and night sweats it is severe i have tried everthing at the wal mart pharmacy over the counter nothing is working im going crazy pls help me on wat to do
Avatar m tn Yes I am a nurse, graduated in 1996. I use this as a "nickname" because everything else I tried was already in use. Did your doctor prescribe anything for the panic/anxiety attacks? Like ativan? This can be used as a supplement while dosing down. An as needed med for those periods of irritation. What you can do, is recognize anxiety for what it is for. Just tell yourself "not today" and try to concentrate on something else. Go for a walk.
Avatar n tn I started taking venlafaxine for the sudden onslaught of menopausal symptoms caused by my hysterectomy. The hot flashes were constant and unbearable. It worked wonders! I never had and symptoms of depression before, during or after using the venlafaxine. However, the one withdrawal symptom I am experiencing is the 'buzzing' in my head - or 'brain shift' as I call it.
Avatar f tn My doctor put me on Venlafaxine five years ago for hot flashes. I started out at 37.5mg daily and as the hot flashes worsened, the dose was increased. Twelve months ago, I decided I wasn't going to continue chasing the hot flashes with medicine and started weaning off. I decreased from 150mg to 75mg per day with side effects that lasted three weeks. After two months, I decreased to 37.5 mg per day. After two months of that dose, I stopped the drug.
Avatar n tn I am 47 and began entering menopause about the same time as my diagnosis. I am not taking tamox yet have terrible hot flashes periodically all day and night. I have a family history of breast cancer on my mother's side (mother, aunt). It's been suggested, by someone in an internet newsgroup, that I take 400 mg of vitamin C four times a day along with black coohosh. What would be your recommendation? I'd really like to get some sleep! Thanks.
Avatar n tn psychological stress, hot weather, caffeine, spicy foods, or alcohol. There are a number of nonhormonal medications available for the treatment of hot flashes. Their goal is not to eliminate hot flashes altogether but to diminish their intensity and frequency. Vitamin E 800IU daily, Vitamin B6 200mg daily or Peridin-C 2 tablets 3 times a day, are over the counter agents that may be of help.
Avatar n tn There are a number of nonhormonal medications available for the treatment of hot flashes. Their goal is not to eliminate hot flashes altogether but to diminish their intensity and frequency. There has been some research with the use of the medications; venlafaxine (effexor) an anti-depressant, bellergal and clonidine, for treatment of hot flashes, these would need to be prescribed by your physician.
Avatar n tn There has been some research with the use of the medications venlafaxine (effexor) an anti-depressant, bellergal and clonidine, for treatment of hot flashes, these would need to be prescribed by your physician. Hot flashes may be precipitated by: psychological stress, hot weather, caffeine, spicy foods, or alcohol. Another resource you can look to is www.chemocare.com, on that site you can check out information regarding tamoxifen.
Avatar n tn psychological stress, hot weather, caffeine, spicy foods, or alcohol. There are a number of non-hormonal medications available for the treatment of hot flashes. Their goal is not to eliminate hot flashes altogether but to diminish their intensity and frequency. Vitamin E 800IU daily, Vitamin B6 200mg daily or Peridin-C 2 tablets 3 times a day, are over the counter agents that may be of help.
Avatar f tn I was put on Venlafaxine after my cancer because of hot flashes I got due to having to stop my HRT. It's not working because I still get hot flashes! I don't know where to go for another opinion.
Avatar n tn I am experiencing depression and very bad hot flashes at night. My onc wants me to go on Paxil. I have done some research on Paxil and I am scared to really start taking this. I don't want to be addicted to something that years from now I can't get off of. The dosage is only 20mg. Is there another drug that would do the same as Paxil but without the addiction part?
Avatar n tn I AM ON THE 4TH ROUND OF 6 ROUNDS OF ACT, AND THE NIGHT SWEATS ARE THAT STARTED OUT MILD ARE NOW EVERY 2 HOURS AS SOON AS I GO TO BED, AND ARE JUST ABOUT UNBEARABLE, BUT HOT FLASHES DURING DAY NOT A PROBLEM. I TAKE 800MG OF VIT E AND A AT 20000MG, SELENIUM, B12,CALCIUM WITH D AND A MULTI DAILY, ALONG WITH GALLONS OF WATER. CAFFEINE IS LIMITED TO 1 DIET COKE PER DAY, RED MEAT IS LIMITED TO 1-2 TIMES PER WEEK.
Avatar n tn Some types of antidepressants, called SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor), which can be very effective in treating depression, may sometimes may help with hot flashes and with sleep disturbances. These drugs can take several weeks before they are effective and should not be stopped abruptly. One such drug which is may be used effectively with tamoxifen is venlafaxine (Effexor). You might ask your doctor if this would be appropriate for you to try.
Avatar n tn this time, upon withdrawal of HRT, it is possible that you may experience menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and mood swings. To counteract these, you can ask your doctor about drugs such as Venlafaxine which is proven to control menopause symptoms. Regards and God bless.
437280 tn?1225521403 I have been on Tamoxifen 20 mg since July. I have the usual intense hot flashes, night sweats,moodiness depression, inability to concentrate, memory changes,insomnia etc associated with menopause but which can also be attributed to Tamoxifen. My concern at the moment is with vulvular itching and labial and perianal tearing. The itching is especially bad at night and I tear even with gentle wiping or looking to see what hurts.
Avatar m tn Excessive sweating is a possible side effect of Effexor (venlafaxine). In clinical studies, about 12% of patients reported sweating as a side effect. Effexor is in a class of drugs called SNRIs. Studies show that another class of antidepressant drugs, SSRIs, cause less sweating than SNRIs. Around 5% of patients on SSRIs reported sweating as a side effect. Some of the most common SSRIs include paroxetine, sertraline, citalopram, and fluoxetine.
1436182 tn?1283685313 psychological stress, hot weather, caffeine, spicy foods, or alcohol. There are a number of non hormonal medications available for the treatment of hot flashes.Their goal is not to eliminate hot flashes altogether but to diminish their intensity and frequency. Vitamin E 800IU daily, Vitamin B6 200mg daily or Peridin-C 2 tablets 3 times a day, are over the counter agents that may be of help.
Avatar n tn Hi there. Effexor or Venlafaxine is an effective drug to control menopausal symptoms such as the hot flashes and mood swings. Though you are correct that this can have side effects similar to what she's experiencing now, these side effects are not that common and I believe the benefit that she can derive from this drug far outweighs the potential risk of side effects. Also, I believe that putting her on Effexor is only a temporary measure so as just to control the present symptoms.
1440512 tn?1294475233 I have messed up periods along with hot flashes. The problem is I also have other conditions. Im bipolar 1, borderline personality disorder, ptsd, cyst in left breast, cyst on the split of the brain, copd, asthma, migraines, and hypothyroidism, along with reflux, nodules on my lungs, how do I know what is what. Could my other problems act like menopause? Oh and another question. Before and after taking medication for taking medication I lost from 239 to a now 155 in less than a year.
Avatar n tn The most common symptoms may include trembling, dyspnea (shortness of breath), heart palpitations, chest pain (or chest tightness), hot flashes, cold flashes, burning sensations (particularly in the facial or neck area), sweating, nausea, dizziness (or slight vertigo), light-headedness, hyperventilation, paresthesias (tingling sensations), sensations of choking or smothering. Stress is an important causing factor.
Avatar n tn You're talking about Tamoxifen and Paxil used at the same time, yes? It has been proven that certain SSRI's which is what Paxil is do stop the benefits of tamoxifen. From Pharmacist's Letter's: July 2009, vol 25, no. 7 "You'll see new warnings not to combine tamoxifen with certain SSRIs..paroxetine, fluoxetine, and sertraline. .... Women have a higher risk of breast cancer recurrence if they take tamoxifen along with paroxetine, fluoxetine, or sertraline...
Avatar n tn I might have gained 2-3 pounds, but don't care. Feel pretty good lately, but still dealing with occasional hot flashes. I can live with those. Good luck to you!!!
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 •
Avatar n tn The large cysts never come to a head and take forever to decrease in size. I went on Effexor for hot flashes, not for depression so I am stopping this as of today. I hope this will be the end of this painful acne.
Avatar f tn 5 every other day and feeling okay I stopped and started my new prescription, Wellbutrin-- well, for two days now I'm nauseous, shaky, hot/cold sweats, feel like my eyes are vibrating somewhat when I make too fast of motion with my head. It's as if I have symptoms of Vertigo and can't fix it. I'd rather be shot in the foot and deal with that discomfort and pain than these annoying side-effects. What do I do?
962875 tn?1314213636 Hi Kat! There wasn't room to paste the whole article (and the parts I included ended up mangled for some reason), but it also discussed more about some people having a gene deficiency that makes them unable to metabolize CYP2D6. This was the article's recommendation: "What You Can Do? If you are a candidate for tamoxifen therapy to treat breast cancer, talk with your physician about the CYP2D6 issue.
2102085 tn?1350870245 Wednesday night, I started to lose my vision in and out, sweating, heart palpitations, brain zaps, and the worst hot flashes I've ever felt. I also had an extreme sense of doom and need to escape. I went to the ER, who told me I was having adverse effects from my Venlafaxine. They gave me an Ativan (benzo), told me I'd be fine in a day or two and sent me on my way. I called my psychiatrist the next day who told me the same thing. So I waited a few days.