Effexor XR Side Effects

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  1. link Kwpeterson
    Effexor XR sensitive woman, gal pal, mgs, anti depressant, aol
    I have been in a relationship with a caring and sensitive woman that I loved dearly that was on Effexor XR. I believe she was on 75 mg and in March of 08 I was informed after askiing her repeatedly what was "going on" she informed me that t - 80% more...
    Kwpeterson- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  2. link Fiftyandfine
    Effexor XR electrical shock, managable, withdrawls, stressor, life doesn
    Effexor XR has been a life-saver for me! I have been taking 150mg per day for about 8 yrs. Recently, 75mg was added to my daily dose because of a temporary new stress or on my plate - divorce. With the increased dose came constant sweating and unbear - 84% more...
    Fiftyandfine- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor XR
  3. link Bg744
    I have been on Effexor XR for almost 4 years now after my mother passed away. i dont know what i would have done without this med. I have been able to control my feelings and come to grips with my mothers death. i have been able to act like myself. i - 27% more...
    Bg744- over a year ago
  4. link Samswife
    Other Reasons
    My Gyne Dr. wants to put me on Effexor to ease my menopausal symptoms, such as mood swings, and hot flashes... I am already on Proxac, and after reading the side effects of Effexor, I'm inclined NOT to fill the RX.
    Samswife- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  5. link Cgg
    Effexor XR electrical shocks, horrible dreams, memory issues, gorgeous man, memory problems
    I have been on this horrific drug for just over two years and have wanted to be off of it since the six month mark...i am not on it for depression but for focus...FOCUS, i cannot begin to describe the memory problems that i have...i can be standing i - 85% more...
    Cgg- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  6. 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
  7. link Tiffwilson
    Effexor XR psychiatrist, effexor
    I was also on Effexor XR at 175mg/day for a couple of years. I weaned off of it and felt all the horrible side effects too. All I can say is if you are cleared by your psychiatrist to get off this drug, just hang in there. Once it's out of your syste - 16% more...
    Tiffwilson- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  8. link Ezisilva101
    Taking Effexor XR will gain Weight?
    What is the percentage that taking Effexor XR will make you gain weight? And if so how much?
    Ezisilva101- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  9. link Prowess
    Effexor XR anger depression, suicidal tendencies, horrible thoughts, self harm, apathy
    This drug ruined, DESTROYED a year of my life. Self harm, suicidal tendencies, anger, depression, apathy. I never was like this until I started this medication. Within one day I had these horrible thoughts. Immediately I came off it, but instead of l - 35% more...
    Prowess- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  10. link Billsy
    Effexor XR brain zaps, relationship breakup, bad dreams, effexor, heroin
    3 days off Effexor = 3 days of hell. Brain zaps, depression, immovability, bad, BAD dreams of past relationship breakup...even thought of overdosing on heroin to escape my life`s past...no, don`t get on this crap.
    Billsy- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  11. link Nomoremeds
    Effexor XR avena sativa, libido enhancer, effexor xr, herbal pill, togetherness
    I suffered from major depression last spring. The worse in my life ever, with a lot of anxiety. I have been on Effexor XR 75 mg for 6 months. My main problems are : LOW SEX DRIVE 9could also be from the birth control pill), SHORT TERM MEMORY PROBLEMS - 84% more...
    Nomoremeds- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor XR
  12. link Rescue60
    I been taking 150 mg of Effexor XR and one of the side effects is it kills your sex drive. It killed mine completely, so I either stop it for one day, or take a herbal pill called Avena Sativa, which increases one's libido, or a libido enhancer from - 49% more...
    Rescue60- over a year ago
  13. link Beabud
    Effexor RX for back pain?
    My family doctor prescribed Effexor for relief of back pain. I don't have a history of depression. Is there anyone out there who is taking this drug for anything but depression? Thanks
    Beabud- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  14. link Laserguy
    Effexor XR spread sheet, old wife, effexor, xls, e mail
    It breaks my heart to hear all the pain we've gone through coming off this drug. Not everybody will be the same. It took me two weeks before i could even go to work after quitting. I took Effexor for 8 months and can't imagine being on it for multipl - 82% more...
    Laserguy- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor XR
  15. link Laserguy
    Ok, so they edited my email out. Just "Private Mail Me" at the bottom of the post with the address you want it sent to.
    Laserguy- over a year ago
  16. 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
  17. link Browneyedgurl2
    Why would anyone in their right mind prescribe this medication if the withdrawal symptoms are so horrible? Maybe because YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO QUIT COLD TURKEY. Any doctor would agree. If you had spoken with your doctor and told them you had wanted - 85% more...
    Browneyedgurl2- over a year ago
  18. link Mike11
    Effexor XR social anxiety, suicidal actions, counsiling, suicidal thoughts, blackouts
    I had trouble with my vision, sweating more than usual, mania and then about 4 days after my dose was increased to 150mg from 75mg I I suffered from blackouts, confusion, suicidal thoughts, suicidal actions which resulted in a stand off with the poli - 71% more...
    Mike11- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor XR
  19. link Haywirelady
    I have been on effexor xr for several years It has helped tremendously. Prior to that I was on paxil horrible stuff. I take 300 mg effexor every night thank God for this medication haywirelady
    Haywirelady- over a year ago
  20. 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
  21. link Kkd
    pls i will like to know how cure or treat it thanks kofi from ghana.
    Kkd- over a year ago
  22. link Debg
    long term effects of Effexor Er
    I have been on Effexor Er for 12 years and am currently taking 75 mg one time a day. I am 53 and started my first migraine on May 11, 2008 and it has not gone away. The doctors don't seem to know why migraines started for me at this age with no prior - 62% more...
    Debg- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor XR
  23. link Armymom1980
    I have only had afew irgraines since I started taking effor
    Armymom1980- over a year ago
  24. link Eamitch235
    effexor xr with loestrin 24 fe
    Do these medications affect each other when taken at the same time for a long period of time?
    Eamitch235- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  25. link Newday0410
    What company produces effexor xr is there a website to go to to obtain it im on social security and can not afford it im forced to buy a 2 week supply and cut it in half
    Newday0410- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  26. link Ef508
    Effexor XR sweating problems, cholestrol, ldl, effexor, 3 years
    my cholesterol went up 50 points to 245 in just 1 year. My ldl was always good until this year. my sister who is also on Effexor XR noticed her cholesterol also increased. as a result I am being weaned off it. I also have had sweating problems - my s - 38% more...
    Ef508- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  27. link Fxer
    Effexor XR xanax valium, long sleeve shirts, short term memory, depression anxiety, irregular heartbeat
    I hate Effexor XR. I don't really know how long I have been on this medicine because I have almost no short term memory since I have been taking it. I am so hot all the time it's just unbearable. I am sweating when my house temp is 68 degrees. I free - 89% more...
    Fxer- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  28. link Michellelr77
    I have been on this medicine starting my (2) month and lately I have been having severe migraines where I am in bed 24hrs. and then it will go away. I am on 75mg daily. Please help my head is pounding.
    Michellelr77- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  29. link Kaholla
    Effexor XR cold turkey, effexor, stomach, brain, bonus
    I too wanted to get off effexor xr and did in May. I went through 2 weeks of he@@. The worst of the side effects were the brain zaps,sometimes running down into my stomach. I felt like i was dying but I still worked and took care of my family. I quit - 53% more...
    Kaholla- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  30. link Milinda50
    effexor xl
    i have been taking this medication for about a year started on 37.5mgs now on 150mg twice a day but i hate the feeling it gives me seem no better at all wake up in a panic and the shakes i told the doctor i want to come off it .i have tried for a mon - 53% more...
    Milinda50- over a year ago - in Effexor XR