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I've been on Effexor for about 3 weeks; has anyone had any swelling of the extremities? I do, and I'm thinking of stopping use and returning to wellbutrin and prozac (which I was on before). ## Swelling of the extremities is not a side effect of Effexor; however, high blood pressure is. Since Effexor can raise your blood pressure, you might retain fluid and need a simple water pill or blood pressure pill. I would ask the doctor about this before abandoning the medication,especially if the medication is helping with the depression. ## you might want to go to a grocery store each day for about a week, sit down for five minutes and then take your blood pressure. It should not be any higher than 140/88. That is even a little borderline high. ## when i miss a dose of effector xr i be...

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Tapering off of Effexor XR -- Remove the beads slowly!

I am an MD who was RX Effexor XR for depression over 10 years ago. I took 75mg for many years and felt fine for a long time, but then wanted to get off of it. I would be in a panic if I forgot to take my pill and would experience strange dizzy/buzzing sensation behind my eyes. I was able to taper down to the 37.5mg pretty easily by alternating daily between 75mg/37.5mg. Then I got stuck and tried taking the lower dose every other day or every 36 hours but the side effects were too great. Then luckily, my new partner suggested opening up the capsules and tapering off with beads. I have been doing that now for about a year and a half. The original generic brand capsule had about 39 beads in and I was able to get down to 6 beads. When I tried to stop I couldn't function. I was shocked ...

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Tapering off effexor

Hi, I've been on Effexor/Venlafaxine (delayed release) for about ten years, most of which was at 300mg daily. The side effects have suddenly increased, the most annoying being night sweats so heavy I have to sleep on incontinence bed pads and waterproof cushions, but also I get violent involuntary leg twitches every couple of minutes starting with a pain in my feet at night and I frequently can't sleep (some nights I don't sleep at all). I'm thinking this is seretonin syndrome. I'm in the UK and have tried to see a psychiatrist but no joy.... and my doctor won't change my psych meds.... so I'm stuck. I've heard about tapering by opening the capsules and removing beads. This seems like a good idea. I wondered if anyone out there had tapered from 300mg, wha...

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Esexor 75

esexor 75 its good ## Greetings, I was unable to find any drugs under the name Esexor. I was however able to find a drug named Effexor that comes in a 75mg dosage. Is this the medication that you were talking about? Just in case I provided some information below pertaining to Effexor 75mg. According to the National Institute of Health Effexor 75mg, also known as venlafaxine hydrochloride, is indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (SAD) and panic disorder (PD). This medication should be administered only once a day after a meal, it is instructed to be consistent in administering this medication at the same time every day. The NIH warns that this medication should be administered with fluid only and not t...

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Effexor taper having chest pains, had heart attack 2 mos ago

I had a heart attack on 9-26-16...I was doing decent afterward for several weeks. I decided to go off effexor 150mg. after 10+ years. The reason is because effexor can cause high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and weight gain, all in which I have problems with and especially now I need to control them more. I've been tapering for a month with mild withdrawal, some days better or worse than others. Mostly irritability, vertigo, brain fog, tired all the time, yet I cannot sleep. Headaches come and go and quite a bit of body, muscle, joint aches. What's concerning me at this point is my chest is very sore, left side. I'm wondering if the tapering is causing discomfort? As of 2 days ago I decreased again and am down to 37.5. I thought I'd be feeling a lot worse, maybe tha...

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Should i switch off of Effexor?

I have suffering from what my doctor says is a low grade depression. I physically have no engery to get up and do things i love to do. I decided on my own in the past year to try antidepressants. I started off with prozac but i was allergic. I switched to effexor which i am currently one. Starting dose was 37.5, i went up to 75 after a couple months which i didn't find to help more or less. While one the 75mg i started to sweat a lot while at work. I am a custodian, i do everything at my own pace. I am sweating profusely at work, sweat pouring from my face, underboobs, etc. I an overweight female, losing weight has been a difficult thing for me. My doctor brings up my weight everytime i see her. When i told her i was still having problems with Effexor (which is the only thing thats ...

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Effexor XR, Clonazepam, Prazocin and alcohol...

I'm getting concerned about my husband. He has been put on Effexor XR 75 mg, together with Prazosin, and Clonazepam 1 mg, for depression and anxiet and PTSD. When he feels more anxious he will take another Clonazepam, or a half mg of it. I realize his dosages aren't high on these medications but he is also extremely sensitive to meds, so for him this may well be a lot. Lately he has been drinking, after being completely off the alcohol for quite a few years. He will start drinking wine after work, and will drink 3 or more 16 oz glasses. Then he will take another 1.5 of clonazepam some nights, or else 2 Tylenol PM's and go to sleep. I know the drill about drinking and I try not to nag him but I did tell him this pattern is dangerous, against his doctor's instructions and ...

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effexor mixed 5658 dan

I normally take Effexor and I was wondering if it was alright to mix it with the muscle relaxer 5658 dan ## Hello, Ashley! How are you? No, these two medications should actually not be mixed! They can both increase serotonin levels and it can be life threatening if your levels go to high. Please do not mix these medications, unless your doctor has specifically said that it's safe for you to do so. Learn more Effexor details here. Learn more Cyclobenzaprine details here. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Good catch. This person could have easily ended up with serotonin storm.

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Effexor withdrawal problems

I was perscribed Eddexor XR 75MG for one year after suffering from depression after the death of a family member. 10 days ago I stoped using this medication and I have had strange side effects I contribute to withdrawl. I get waves of tingling thruout my body. Like an electric shock feeling. I wanted to know if anyone else has had this feeling after discontuning Effexor XR. ## i was on effexor for nearly 4 years, a dose of 150mg i had somewhat intense withdraw that lasted for a couple of weeks. i had to comae of them slowly. ## I know EXACTLY what you're going through, Lori. I'm not exactly drug-compliant, I forget easily depending on my stress levels and I take 150mg 2x daily. If I miss a dose I feel the same as you which I've called twitchy. However, recently I realized I ...

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Efferin

what are the side effects of the medicine Efferin. Would like to know before I take.fl ## The brand name Effexor is the closest match I can find to Efferin, as Efferin does not show up under any drug databases. I'm assuming this is just a common misspelling, but please correct me if I'm wrong. This drug is used primarily for the treatment of major depression, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, OCD, and panic disorder in adults. Side effect information can be viewed in the link below: NOTE: You may need to scroll down to section called "Adverse Effects". Hope this helps! ## NOTE: You may need to scroll down to section called "Adverse Effects

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Please help me: Int'l student with Depression, anxiety & ADHD

Hi, I'm a sophomore, International student with a scholarship from my government. I'm 36 years old and male. I have depression, anxiety and ADD/ADHD! I have 4 classes for this semester and I got this morning grade: D+. And I'm using this coming list everyday. Effexor 150mg 2 everyday, Concerta ER 54 mg, 1 a day, and Ritalin 20 mg, 3 a day. But my anxiety become very high! Should I ask my DR. To give me anything for my anxiety, and how can I improve my grade, what's the problem? I do not want to lose my scholarship, please help me what should I do? I go to a counselor 2 times a month, and I go to the learning center in my college everyday, also I have extra time 50% in my test. Thank you for your time of reading my problem and Thank you for your help :) ## I'm a littl...

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Drug Test Effexor Xr

Will effexor xr 150 mg show on a drug screening? ## In theory it shouldn't, because it contains the active ingredient Venlafaxine, which is an SNRI antidepressant and is not something that is tested for on a drug screen. However, on some of the cheaper, less precise tests, it has been known to cause a false positive for PCP. Are there any other questions? ## can effexor give me a false positive for pcp,i failed a drug test at work for pcp only drug i have ever taken is effexor for the past 5yrs. ## Can venlafaxine er 3.7.5 mg medication give me a hot u.a ## Just had a drug test my dr gave me and I do not do drugs. I only take what he gives me (Effexor). It's hard to believe that I've been seeing him for almost 20 years and he treats me like I am a druggie. Does he not know w...

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coronary angiogram and effexor xr 75mg

I have been on venlafaxine (Effexor XR 75 mg) for a 15 years. I have coronary angiogram procedure next week. I'm worried about the risks as I have read on the internet of the mortality rates after the procedure due to use of this particular antidepressant. Does anyone knows or has any statistics or advice?

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maoi inhibitors

My 21 year old son is on Effexor xr, 75 mg's per day. He has been on this drug for almost 9 months. He has gained 20 pounds or so he is not motivated at all about anything. He can't work. He is not suicidal, but it is not helping him. His girlfriend is ready to leave him. I am at a loss. He has what seems to be brain zaps from what I have read. He calls it electricity jolts. Please send me some information so that I can figure out what to do to help him. He will not do anything about it . He never sleeps at night. He sleeps all day long. He takes the medicine at bedtime. Thank you, Dana Aaron ## Hello, As a patient with depression, I have taken Effexor on many occasions. I never had a problem with Effexor increasing my appetite or weight. But it did stop working after a few mont...

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Effexor Champix

I'm on effexor 15mg want to take champix to quit smoking is this ok ## I won't to stop smoking and try champix but I'm taking 75mg Effexor will it help me ## No, you should not take both, unless your doctor feels that it is safe for you to do so. The NIH warns that combining them could result in someone developing a dangerous condition known as Serotonin Syndrome, which can has the potential to be fatal. Have either of you consulted your doctors?

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effexor- effectiveness and side effects

I am keeping this brief: I have been taking Effexor for 3 months. I only take 75 mg. I have Major Dep and have tried many different meds for it. I am extremely sensitive to antidepressants and their side effects. So much so that I can't even go above 75mg per day. So here is me of Effexor: it helped right away. It was the best med for Dep I have taken so far. It is powerful and seems to hit the spot with me. I felt calmer, more alert, and all around happier- for about 2 months. Then the side effects started to get bad. When I first started on it, I had one or two Side Efx- excessive thirst, sweating. They were minor and a fair trade off for the effect of the drug. But my the start of the 3rd month, the side effects multiplied- excessive sweating, sleepiness, insomnia, thirst, loss o...

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Effexor XR dosing vs. Wellbutrin SR dosing

Is the efficacy in dosing comparable or the same?? My rheumatologist titrated me off Effexor XR 150mg which I was taking to assist in controlling my Fibromyalgia pain & put me on Wellbutrin SR 150mg. I am 3 weeks taking Bupropion & I have been crying & depressed like never in my life the past 3 days & having suicidal thoughts. I just thought I was experiencing major depression due to a few recent events but THEN it just dawned on me I switched these medications recently and I feel this CHANGE is what is affecting my mental state. What do I do???? I can't take the crying & feeling this way much longer. It is Sunday & I know the first advice is going to be CALL MY DOCTOR. What is the second suggestion, increase the Bupropion? Take an Effexor XR?? I already took...

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Effexor, Temazepam and Norco together

Is it safe to take Effexor 37.5mg with Temazepam 30mg & Norco 10mg? Any interactions? ## Taking them together my increase the risk of experiencing dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, and confusion, according to FDA reports. Such symptoms may be more severe in the elderly. It could also cause depression of the central nervous system. Have they all been prescribed by one doctor for the patient in question? ## Thank you for answering! Yes, my primary doctor prescribed Norco and just yesterday started Effexor. Except for Temazepam. I have a few* I have severe chronic abdominal pain caused mostly from adhesions from several surgeries and osteoarthritis. Waiting to have a "single balloon enteroscopy " for a recent "small mass" found near my bile duct. Doctors ...

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Vaginal bleeding

I've been on Effexor for about three weeks after a change over from Wellbutrin. I am taking 75 mgs twice a day. I am feeling so much better, but over a week ago I started spotting. This lasted for a few days and stopped. Today I started again. I read that Effexor can mess with hormones. I have been in menopause for a couple of years. Has anyone else had this problem? And if so, did you continue to take the Effexor and did this 'side effect' eventually go away. I will be contacting my doctor this week, but I wanted to know if anyone else has gone through this. ## Anytime you experience vaginal bleeding past menopause, you need to have it checked out by your doctor immediately, because there is a chance that you may have a condition that requires medical treatment. Yes, some a...

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A Difficult Choice - Stopping Antidepressants

Let me begin by stating that if I had fully understood how horrible it would be to stop taking the various SSRI, SNRI and benzodiazepines that I have been prescribed over the years, I don't think I would have started taking them in the first place, or perhaps I would have done things differently. I certainly knew there were risks involved, however, I avoided doing a ton of internet research, as this can cause unnecessary doubt and instead, I put my trust in my healthcare providers. It seems that the small percentage of people who do not experience withdrawal from these drugs (Effexor, Clonazepam, Cymbalta) gives some doctors enough confidence to put patients on these medications without fully explaining the probable consequences. Sadly though, when you are someone who lacks emotiona...

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