Effexor XR Side Effects

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  1. link Lcudaback
    Effexor XR panic attack, nightmares, fiance, weight gain, effexor
    I don't remember the dosage I was on, but about 6 years ago I started taking Effexor XR. I lasted about 6 months on it and begged my doctor to take me off of it. Besides the weight gain, higher cholesterol and headaches; I could not deal with the nig - 67% more...
    Lcudaback- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor XR
  2. link Checkurshrink
    Effexor saved my life from sever bouts go crying, anxiety over my children's well being and promiscuous sexual encounters. However it totally depressed sexual desire except in spontaneous moments. Also it seemed to increase my body temp so I am hardl - 20% more...
    Checkurshrink- over a year ago
  3. link Gday
    low sperm count
    i have been taking exfexor 150mg for 9months and i have noticed a dramatic reduction in my sperm count. is this the medication doing this to me or something else? if i go off exfexor will my sperm count return to normal?
    Gday- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Effexor XR
  4. link Shayyqz
    i take Effexor xr 75mg for a 7 years and i have the same Phenomenon! Really worry me
    Shayyqz- over a year ago
  5. link Chugpow21
    Effexor XR brain shivers, unpleasant sensations, large intestine, organs of the body, cold sweat
    This is to serve as a personal warning to ANYONE taking Effexor XR or thinking about taking it. After my husband and I experienced HORRIBLE withdrawal symptoms within a week from coming off of our medication, and has continued for 4 months now. I fee - 96% more...
    Chugpow21- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Effexor XR
  6. link Skyler
    Every day I ask myself why did I trust this woman gynocologist. I will never trust a doctor again. EFFEXOR XR should be taken off the market and I mean yesterday. I would have gladly had hot flash's for the rest of my life rather than deal with the e - 29% more...
    Skyler- over a year ago
  7. link Skyler
    Thank God there is a person out there who cares and speaks the truth!!!!!!!!!!!!! EFFEXOR XR is a poison soup. I was put on it for hot flash's. It has ruined my life. I "tapered off" two years ago and am still not back to my old self. Every - 3% more...
    Skyler- over a year ago
  8. link Kaylag27
    withdrawal symptoms
    I have been on effexor for 4 years now. If I miss taking them by as little as 4 hours, I begin to get shakes, and heart palpatations. I feel like a drug addict in detox if I don't take them exactly on time. I hate that feeling, as sometimes, life get - 74% more...
    Kaylag27- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  9. link Jpyers87
    Effexor XR intense mood swings, mundane task, tattoo gun, saddest thing, favorite foods
    I was on Effexor XR for more than three years. Just calling these symptoms "side effects" doesn't seem powerful enough. The saddest thing is, these are normal, will most likely happen to you, and are for the most part, unpleasant. Consider - 93% more...
    Jpyers87- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor XR
  10. link Dawnpatrol
    I had taken that drug as well after multiple attempts with other Anti Depressants... I had every side effect that you listed along with a few others. I had severe jaw/head/neck pain as Effexor made me clench my jaw ALL day and night. I also had invol - 90% more...
    Dawnpatrol- over a year ago
  11. link Jess232450
    bad side effects
    i have taking effexor for a year i have gone about 5-6 days without it i forgot to get more.for the last 2 days i have had headaches sweating badly at night i wake up and the bed is saterated in sweat. i've had weird scarey dreams the last 4 nights. - 56% more...
    Jess232450- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  12. link Mamamay144
    Effexor XR nutritional supplements, effexor, e mail, headache, prayer
    Hello to all It's now been 1 week since I took myself off of Effexor XR and a lot of the symptoms are going away all though I still have some it's not as bad at all on the 5th day I had a really bad headache I still continue to go to the gym and swea - 56% more...
    Mamamay144- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor XR
  13. link Dastaunch1
    Iv'e jus started taking Effexor XR and finding very hard to deal with im so lazy at the most of times, i dont sleep that well aswell plus the doc has got me taking Xanax for anxiety.. any advise u could give me would be very helpful for im finding ju - 30% more...
    Dastaunch1- over a year ago
  14. link Dmbfreak
    Effexor XR mild depression, clean slate, bad spell, depressed state, effexor
    I am 32 yr old male who has battled mild depression off and on, that at it's worse causes me to basically not be able to function or focus, and spend the day in bed. I have taken Zoloft in the past, off and on, but then it seemed that it no longer ha - 93% more...
    Dmbfreak- over a year ago - 5 Replies - in Effexor XR
  15. link Elosie
    I am glad to hear that I am not the only one with these side effects. I find that if I don't take the effexor xr within 2 hrs of the same time each day---I start to feel depressed and cry very easily and then I realize I forgot to take it. I want to - 28% more...
    Elosie- over a year ago
  16. link Dmbfreak
    Thanks for your response and sharing your issues with the drug! I'm hoping because it has been only 7 months or so since I started it, that I won't have such a drastic withdrawal syndrome, but judging by what happened when I skipped back to back days - 69% more...
    Dmbfreak- over a year ago
  17. link Kfb1111
    PS: While I have worked in pharmaceuticals for the last 20 years, and hold a andvanced degree in medical biochemistry, and am generally not someone who believes in 'consiracy theory'....it seems to me that there should be a way to make this medicatio - 50% more...
    Kfb1111- over a year ago
  18. link Kfb1111
    I have been on Effexor XR, 150 mg daily for the past 11 years. I began taking it while selling it for the pharmaceutical company Wyeth-Ayerst. I was going through a divorce in 1998 and it was reccomended to me by my physician, plus while working for - 92% more...
    Kfb1111- over a year ago
  19. link Dmbfreak
    An update to my post It's been going well since I've been doing 1 day on, 1 day off.. even though at first that one day off is pretty bad (most notable symptom is "brain zaps", like you're dizzy but not really and you turn your head but you - 93% more...
    Dmbfreak- over a year ago
  20. link Mamamay144
    Effexor XR bad dreams, cold turkey, nutritional supplements, tiredness, effexor
    Good morning to all I'm letting everyone know that I have taken myself off of Effexor XR cold turkey and I'll keep you posted this is my 4th day now the 3rd day was horrible really bad dizziness and tiredness emotions also bad dreams so I decided ins - 66% more...
    Mamamay144- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  21. link Neat1405
    Red Dye # 40
    Is red dye # 40 a ingredient in effexor xr considering the capsule is red for 150mg?
    Neat1405- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  22. link Natalie668
    Withdrawal Symptoms
    If I forget to take my tablet (75mg) for a few days (3-4 days) I get these pounding headaches, and I seem to get really light headed, I'm now unable to go without my tablets even for a day now, if I don't take them the symptoms above happen, but I al - 81% more...
    Natalie668- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  23. link Hegge
    Effexor XR brain zaps, pexeva, cold turkey, withdrawls, outloud
    I am going on day 4 of stopping my Effexor cold turkey. I was on 300 mg and taking 20 mg of Pexeva. I am stopping cold turkey after being on this medication for three years. The withdrawals are terrible, I don't know why any doctor in their right min - 77% more...
    Hegge- over a year ago - 8 Replies - in Effexor XR
  24. link Emmalar
    I agree with Browneyedgurl with the cold turkey, weening yourself down is the healthy way to come off anything, especially meds! I was only on 37.5mg for 4 months, and cut down over 2 months. Although 37.5mg is not a high dose I still wanted to look - 42% more...
    Emmalar- over a year ago
  25. link Ginrummy83
    Oh btw, I forgot to write that I quit cold turkey.
    Ginrummy83- over a year ago
  26. link Ginrummy83
    I have to say that this isn't halt as bad as I thought it would be. I was on 150 mg for 2 years and with the help of my fiancé decided to get off effexor xr for good. First before doing anything, I looked online and read all the posts I possibly coul - 91% more...
    Ginrummy83- over a year ago
  27. link Littlehobbit
    Effexor XR permanent damage, care physician, withdrawal symptoms, psychiatrist, primary care
    After reading these reports I worked with a psychiatrist to taper off the medication. (I was put on it by my primary care physician and my psychiatrist said she would NEVER put anyone on this particular medication. The tapering off schedule was alter - 62% more...
    Littlehobbit- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  28. link Ljvanover
    Effexor XR heart palpatations, vivid dreams, gi symptoms, effexor, cold turkey
    I experience these vivid dreams that seem to exhaust me in the morning...also sweating more at night but also I get very hot during the day. If I don't take my Effexor, I get GI symptoms and heart palpitations.
    Ljvanover- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor XR
  29. link Khaotic11
    You are having withdrawls. DO NOT stop taking it cold turkey! I've been on it for about 7 years, and if I go more than 48 hours with out my pill I have those symptoms REALLY bad. It takes me about 4 hours to get the meds back into my body and stop th - 22% more...
    Khaotic11- over a year ago