Effexor XR Side Effects

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  1. link Froudian
    Effexor XR bipolar disorder, effexor, bipolar
    Was prescribed Effexor to treat my Bipolar disorder. It worked wonderfully but I gained about 40-50 lbs in about 2 months.
    Froudian- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  2. 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
  3. link Jayden22
    tingling through out my body
    I missed two doses of effexor xr 150 mg and I have tingling through out my body, and tired slggisg feeling. I just got my refill took one dose and still tingling.
    Jayden22- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  4. link Mana78
    Effexor XR vivid dreams, migranes, deep sleep, committed suicide, sexual function
    I was first diagnosed with depression when i was 18 years old. For 9 years i was on all different types of medication but for a majority of the time i was on Effexor xr. I remember when i missed a dose, just feeling so bad i would just want to go to - 90% more...
    Mana78- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor XR
  5. link Hopeforhealing
    I have been effexer xl 75 mgs for 4 years now. I went on it to control hot flashes for hysterectecty. I regret doing that more than anything else! I want to go off of it now but if I miss two doses at the most I have the most vivid nightmares and jus - 71% more...
    Hopeforhealing- over a year ago
  6. link Dannyboy24
    Effexor Side Effects
    I was put on 75 mg of effexor when I was twenty years old, I had many side effects but they seemed to go away after a few weeks and I got used to everything. After 6 years I went off effexor and started a new medication for the past 8 months, that wa - 55% more...
    Dannyboy24- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  7. 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
  8. link Terrenlee
    I am on effexor XR 135mg? and i am starting to feel i dont want to be on this medication and after reading all these side effects everyone is complaining about im wondering how good this medicationt actually is for my body if my body is going to go t - 40% more...
    Terrenlee- over a year ago
  9. link Alabamagirl18
    Effexor XR horrible nightmares, good dreams, vivid dreams, sugar drop, hypoglycemia
    I was put on Effexor XR 75mg two years ago. After about a year on it, i decided i needed a stronger dose, so I was increased to 150mg. I felt happier than I ever have, but about six months in I started experiencing side effects. I have very vivid dre - 70% more...
    Alabamagirl18- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor XR
  10. link Ammy
    I think restlessness, anxiety and depression feeling will be there in the first week of the treatment. Here http://www.internationaldrugmart.com/effexor.html you can find the information on side effects of effexor. it is always better to consult your - 14% more...
    Ammy- over a year ago
  11. link Antidepressed
    Effexor XR short term memory, memory errors, memory problems, memory loss, effexor
    I too was told to take Effexor 75mg a day because I was depressed. I disagreed, but took the medication to see if it would help. My husband said it did improve my mood; but what he didn't know was that I started having memory problems. Since about th - 66% more...
    Antidepressed- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  12. link Allietow
    Effexor XR mid 40s, night terrors, time in my life, effexor, spells
    I've only been on Effexor for about a month; 75 mg daily. The only "bad" side effect I've felt so far is that I feel the room is too warm, even when others are okay with the temperature. The "good" side effect, contrary to what so - 64% more...
    Allietow- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  13. link Stormy48
    Effexor XR cold turkey, klonopin, mayo clinic, effexor, wellbutrin
    i was prescribed effexor xr by the mayo clinic in mn. while living there for a year. i had been on three other antidepressants before and this one has really given me a sense of peace. i have had to go off of a lot of medicines and quite smoking cold - 81% more...
    Stormy48- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  14. 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
  15. link Novahead
    Effexor XR going to the doctor, few days, sleep, dreams, virus
    I have been taking this drug 75mg everyday for 6 months. at first I was feeling so much better. This past winter I have been sick constantly. I almost never get sick and I have had every virus that has went around. now I am feeling so weird sleep dis - 46% more...
    Novahead- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor XR
  16. link Dawg
    I would say that 75mg is not high enough dose to help with remission, but it is enough to have side effects. Ask you Dr. about upping dose to 150mg / day or try the new medication Pristiq50mg once a day. It is cleaner on the side effects than effexor - 5% more...
    Dawg- over a year ago
  17. link Kywoman920
    Effexor XR wellbrutin, drop of a hat, effexor, junkie, 3 years
    I was on Effexor for about 3 years. I started out taking 37mg and was up to 300mg when I started withdrawal. I weaned off gradually, but it's been 3 months and I still don't feel normal. I cry at the drop of a hat and am tired all the time. I started - 39% more...
    Kywoman920- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  18. link Jamesmom22001
    Effexor XR bad hangover, capsuls, cold turkey, light at the end of the tunnel, candy
    I have been weaning off for about a month now. I was on 75mg a day for about two years. I have learned you can pull apart your capsules and lower your dose that way. I think I have about two more doses. I am going through withdrawals right now, but I - 64% more...
    Jamesmom22001- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  19. link Cherise44
    Effexor XR panic anxiety, hardest thing, hindsight, effexor, dizziness
    Oh boy! Side effects to coming off this med! UGH! I am going through them as I type! It is the most horrible way to feel! I have tried in the past on several occasions to get off this med...but never had accomplished the feat as it is nearly impossib - 78% more...
    Cherise44- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor XR
  20. link Fancybad
    i feel the same way! my last pill i took was last thursday so its just been barley a week. i called my doctor last week they said it can take 2 weeks to get out of your system. i missed work today because i cant sleep at night i just toss and turn, i - 52% more...
    Fancybad- over a year ago
  21. link Paris28
    going bald
    I was on effexor xr for 2 yrs. after I delivered my baby I went off it totally...I was feeling very depressed and irritable so I thought I would try to get back on it ,but started out slow because I was nursing ...I was afraid it would affect him so - 54% more...
    Paris28- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  22. link Milinda50
    are these side effects
    on 150mg of effexor xl 1 in the morning and one at tea time been on them over 1 year but have started getting awful pins and needles in right shoulder which travels into the wrist also terrible leg cramps which travel down the backs of both legs and - 40% more...
    Milinda50- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  23. 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
  24. link Kristennnn
    Effexor XR brain zaps, crazy brain, futhur, ssri, junkie
    This medication was a life-saver for me when I first started taking it 7 years ago. Unfortunately, every so often it would stop being effective. My Dr. would up the dosage until I was on the highest and could go no future. So I set out to titrate off - 75% more...
    Kristennnn- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  25. link Missangi
    Effexor XR post pardum depression, mild depression, sugar pill, medication
    I was prescribed this medication for mild depression. (it was thought to be post pardum depression) and it did NOTHING!! I might as well been taking a sugar pill. I was very disappointed as this was a newer product at the time and had thought to be p - 28% more...
    Missangi- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  26. link Decaturamy
    Effexor XR Side Effects
    What makes you sweat while taking the effexor? I take 225mg at night before I go to bed.
    Decaturamy- over a year ago - in Effexor XR