Effexor XR Side Effects

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  1. link Eselva
    Effexor XR heart beats, depresssion, xcessive, doctor tomorrow, memory loss
    The Dr. gave me Effexor xr 75mg for my depression and 0.5 mg every 6 hrs of Xanax. Since then he lowered my Effexor xr to 35mg. During that period I gained 20 lbs and now I have excessive sweating constantly at least 5 times a day just as if I was co - 75% more...
    Eselva- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Effexor XR
  2. link Livinglegend00
    I will say that I have to thank God for this drug for the year I was on it for Severe panic disorder and post traumatic syndrome. It was the only thing that worked. I am on my 5th day of detox and still feel zaps and some odd things but my mother is - 74% more...
    Livinglegend00- over a year ago
  3. link Gday51
    Make sure you talk this over with your Doctor but I would definately get off this drug asap. I am in day 8 of cold turkey withdrawal. I am finally feeling better. I am still having some brain zaps but much better and I feel like I am on my way to rec - 69% more...
    Gday51- over a year ago
  4. link D1589210
    Effexor XR vomiting, insomnia, nausea, medication, belief
    Heart racing so much I can hardly breathe. Nausea beyond belief and vomiting, feels like my head will explode, insomnia, nightmares, sweats where I am drenched from head to toe......to name but a few. I'm on this website because my Doctor tells me it - 56% more...
    D1589210- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor XR
  5. link Jennx93
    research this topic on the web. you are not imagining this! MANY others have experienced the same reactions and, unfortunately, these side-effects will get worse. you know your body,and if your doctor is dismissing you then you need to find a doctor - 64% more...
    Jennx93- over a year ago
  6. link Dcjustis2008
    Effexor XR brain zaps, horrible nightmares, bad dreams, more than five years, double vision
    I took 150 mg a day for a little more than five years. I was afraid to stop taking it due to the horrible way you feel just missing one dose! Yes, I gained approximately 30 lbs (and I go to the gym!), my cholesterol went way up, I had horrible nightm - 73% more...
    Dcjustis2008- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  7. link Sabby13
    beginning effexor xr symptoms
    I have been on Effexor XR for 4 days now at a 37.5 dose and am feeling tightness in my chest and an inability to catch my breath at times -- basically the anxiety feelings I'm trying to get rid of. It's more than before -- is this normal? Maybe my bo - 12% more...
    Sabby13- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Effexor XR
  8. link Rogue22
    Same thing here... I thought I was getting worse. Heart palpatations, dizziness, panic, and it is just now starting to get better. I took the 37.5's for 7 days and I'm on my 8th day of the 75mg's. Still a little woozy, but the doctor told me it takes - 47% more...
    Rogue22- over a year ago
  9. link Crenee
    effexor xr at bedtime
    I recently began taking effexor xr and topril for high b pressure at bedtime... is this as effective and safe?
    Crenee- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Effexor XR
  10. link Rogue22
    My cardiologist also prescribed the Toprol XL to take right before bedtime. I take my effexor XR at lunchtime. seems to work out alright. Good luck.
    Rogue22- over a year ago
  11. link Gday51
    weight gain/loss
    Does anyone know how long it takes after quiting Effexor to see the pounds dropping that was gained while on this evil drug?
    Gday51- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  12. link Johnsp4
    Effexor XR glutton for punishment, palpitations, effexor, insomnia, couple of days
    I am so glad I found this site. I thought I must be crazy. My doctor and I are still looking for something I can take for depression and GAD, so he decided I should try Effexor XR. This is an EVIL drug! I only started out on 37.5 mg, but I can't get - 70% more...
    Johnsp4- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  13. link Rachelmhand
    Effexor XR brain shivers, first few days, cold turkey, strange feeling, effexor
    I took Effexor XR for 6 months. The first week I couldn't sleep but that was the only side-effect, that is, until I quit. I decided to quit when I noticed that there was no difference in my mood and when I missed a day I would get a strange feeling. - 61% more...
    Rachelmhand- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  14. 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
  15. link Lowandleft
    Hi all - hang in there. I was on Effexor XR 75mg for 2 months and decided that the side effects outweighed the benefits. SO, over the past month I've weened and stopped 5 days ago - here's what I did: 10 days at 37.5 mg, then opened capsules and took - 60% more...
    Lowandleft- over a year ago
  16. link Gday51
    I can sympathize. I am also going cold turkey. I am in day 6 of withdrawal. Still getting the zaps but not as often. Nausea still there- 7up helps but then I get the chills. Sometimes the blankets won't stop the deep cold. Then just as sudden as the - 69% more...
    Gday51- over a year ago
  17. link Laceyann
    I too am on my 4th day of stopping (cold turkey) taking Effexor xr. I know what you're going through because I'm right there with you. I keep praying every morning that I can/will throw up. I'm having severe stomach cramps and brain pangs. I'm even s - 59% more...
    Laceyann- over a year ago
  18. link Cstarling29
    How long does withdraw symptoms last?
    I was on Effexor for about 3 years and just recently lost my medical help.I ran out of my meds about 1 week ago.I'm unable to be seen by a doctor and cant afford the meds.Which is fine by me because I have been wanting to get off this stuff but haven - 53% more...
    Cstarling29- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor XR
  19. link Xkiwix
    I know exactly what you are going through ! a little while back I had ran out of my medication it was the weekend right after thanksgiving and I was sicker than I had ever been and I seriously thought I was dying. I couldn't keep anything down, I cou - 73% more...
    Xkiwix- over a year ago
  20. link Gday51
    Effexor XR body tremors, brain zaps, extreme rage, skin rash, cold drinks
    I've been on Effexor XR 75mg for 8 months with multiple side effects; headache (feels like the top of my head will blow), stomach pains, constant nausea, excessive sweating, body tremors & a skin rash that started on my chest and has moved to my - 79% more...
    Gday51- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Effexor XR
  21. link Handsraised
    How are you doing? Have the side effects decreased any. I am so nervous about discontinuing this drug. I am now down to 37.5. I am so sick of taking it. I feel like crap all the time. I am sick of the mood swings too. I just want to rid of it!!!
    Handsraised- over a year ago
  22. link Handsraised
    How are you doing now? I am down to 37.5m and I want to stop taking this med. I agree that the side effects are terrible.
    Handsraised- over a year ago
  23. link Brandikoonce
    Effexor XR mgs, cold turkey, terrible things, praises, effexor
    I was taking 75 mgs daily and still felt nervous, but completely myself. after I told my doctor, she upped my dosage to 150 mgs. for about a month, I felt really weird, and totally disconnected. After a month though, I felt a lot better. I haven't ha - 12% more...
    Brandikoonce- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor XR
  24. link Hegge
    Hey, just wanted to respond to ur post. I also was on effexor, being bumped everytime they thought the med was losing its effect...until i was taking 300 mg along with other meds. The medication was the BOMB while it was working and I sang praises fo - 68% more...
    Hegge- over a year ago
  25. link Stressedanddepressed
    Effexor XR severe stomach pains, anger issues, loose control, crazy person, effexor
    I've been on Effexor for at least 6 months. At first it really helped with my depression and anger issues and it sort of curbed my appetite so I was really happy. Then that stopped, I gained at least 20 lbs if not more, I have recently had severe sto - 61% more...
    Stressedanddepressed- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  26. 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
  27. link Enigma0526
    Effexor XR heart medication, heart issues, severe headaches, safety threat, psych ward
    Started on Effexor XR after trying several other antidepressants. Effexor worked the best for me, and I loved it. But the longer I was on it, the worse things became. I started on 37.5 mg, then up to 75mg. Then to 150mg and then 325. By that time, I - 80% more...
    Enigma0526- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor XR
  28. link Ddtt
    took Effexor for about 1 1/2 yrs. I tried several time to get off of it and slumped into depression, constant snapping in my ears, nightmares. it was awful. I finally went to a psych nurse practishioner and she put me down to 37.5 mg and then started - 69% more...
    Ddtt- over a year ago