Effexor XR Side Effects

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  1. 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
  2. link Beardelta
    confused thinking
    Is it possible for a side effect of effexor XR 300 mg. to cause confusion in public gatherings? Yesterday I was at a wedding of a daughter of a very good friend. I was a bit nervous as we went into the church. I actually was thinking for a few minute - 54% more...
    Beardelta- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Effexor XR
  3. link Rioneat
    300mg is on the higher end of the dose range. Since venlafaxine has CNS adverse effects (nervousness being one of them), the med may be associated with that incident. You should talk to your doctor for his recommendation. Do not adjust the dose yours - 12% more...
    Rioneat- over a year ago
  4. link Christianchick162002
    Wow im glad im not taking that much, im taking 150mg a day. and so far so good. Other than some side effects that i have posted in question.
    Christianchick162002- over a year ago
  5. link Tieshe9006
    Effexor XR strange feelings, dreams, body jumping, aniexty, medications
    I have been taking Effexor XR for a year now. When I first started I was taking a 150MG now I am down to 75mg a day. I have experienced a lot of abnormal dreams and usually I am interacting in my dreams. I also have experienced different parts of my - 50% more...
    Tieshe9006- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  6. link Drain
    Effexor XR brain zaps, likes and dislikes, cravings, dizziness, temperament
    I was a completely different person on this medication - different temperament, different likes and dislikes, but the worst part was not having any emotions! When I reported still being depressed to my Dr, she just upped the dosage (from 75 to 150mg) - 53% more...
    Drain- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  7. link Sunsetbeauty23
    Effexor XR withdrawl symptoms, weird dreams, compulsive behavior, antidepressant, tendencies
    I have been on Effexor XR since May 2007. I started out with lowest dose 37.5mg and then was increased to 75mg in June or July. Since then I have been experiencing weird dreams (vivid), fits of anger, compulsive behavior, suicidal thoughts and tenden - 58% more...
    Sunsetbeauty23- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor XR
  8. link Tigermoonk
    It's a hard med to come off of,for me at least. I've tried a couple times on my own,and with being weaned from it(by Dr.) I have been diagnosed with Bipolar about 6 yrs. ago. I'd like to stop myself but the withdrawels are really bad for me. My head - 25% more...
    Tigermoonk- over a year ago
  9. 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
  10. link Ldcinmn
    Effexor XR excessive sweating
    Incredible excessive sweating! I'll be sitting in a meeting and notice someone looking funny at me and realize sweat is dripping off the ends of my hair onto my shirt. I thought it was just me. I take 150 mg of Effexor XR once per day. I have also ga - 13% more...
    Ldcinmn- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  11. 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
  12. link Christianchick162002
    My doctor told me to take the effexor in the morning, if you take it at night it really wont do any good. As for the blood pressure meds, i take mine also in the morning, but mine is Hydrochorot. Hope this helps
    Christianchick162002- over a year ago
  13. 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
  14. link Christianchick162002
    I had the same thing happen to me, the tightening in the chest and all i started taking 75mg once a day and now im at 150 mg once a day. It foes away after your body gets use to the new meds going in.
    Christianchick162002- over a year ago
  15. link Christianchick162002
    General Question?
    My periods have always been regular, but now after taking this medication for over a month now, im only spotting, my periods are normally very heavy and last 8 days or more, but this month is only spotting, nothing at all on my Pad. for 3 days now, i - 53% more...
    Christianchick162002- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  16. link Grahamk22
    Effexor XR excessive sweating
    excessive sweating day and night
    Grahamk22- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  17. link Psluger
    drug interactios w/ effexor xr(37.5)
    i'm getting ready to start effexor xr next week but i also take methotrexate & enbrel for rheumatoid arthritis,will there be any interactions? i'm also taking klonopin for panic. I'm currently taking immipramine but switching because my anxiety i - 7% more...
    Psluger- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  18. link Beardelta
    Effexor XR
    major confusion,
    Beardelta- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  19. link Dwink
    Effexor XR brain zaps, pound weight gain, hands and fingers, tingling in hands, excessive sweating
    Brain zaps, tingling in hands and fingers. I take 300 mg, 150mg AM and 150mg PM. Sometimes before I take my PM dose I get the electrical sensation, I call brain zaps in my ears and tingling in my hands and fingers. I have had about a 12 pound weight - 30% more...
    Dwink- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  20. link Innocent_bystander20
    Effexor XR zoloft, mood swing, emotional mess, adderall, dysfunctional
    I'm on the 37mg capsule - If I miss a dosage even one day, that day my symptoms are: severe nausea, emotional mess, foggy brained and completely dysfunctional. I've been taking it for 4 years now (along with Adderall 40mg & Yasmin) and I don't kn - 57% more...
    Innocent_bystander20- over a year ago - in Effexor XR
  21. link Dumpling
    Effexor XR profuse sweating, embarassing, family members, drop dead, space heater
    profuse sweating
    Dumpling- over a year ago - 4 Replies - in Effexor XR
  22. link Sandi
    Yes, I have had the sweating problem also. I wake up in a pool of sweat and change by night ware.
    Sandi- over a year ago
  23. link Sher1977
    Is there anything that can be done about this? i have this side effect and it has become extremely bothersome especially at work when i have to turn the fan on and everyone else is turning on a space heater! Please let me know if there is help
    Sher1977- over a year ago
  24. link Safety19
    I have the profuse severe sweating too. It is very embarassing especially when your co-workers or family members look at you like you are going to drop dead or something.
    Safety19- over a year ago
  25. link Jazzyvawoman
    Please tell me - having major sweating too.
    Jazzyvawoman- over a year ago
  26. link Vanessameat
    Effexor XR dizziness, bottle of pills, unpleasant dreams, mg dose, days god
    While on Effexor XR: aggressive disposition Withdrawals: severe dizziness, vivid and unpleasant dreams, sometimes nightmares which were unrelated to anything going on in my life. The dizziness was the worst. I sometimes felt as though I was seeing do - 41% more...
    Vanessameat- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Effexor XR
  27. link Safety19
    I had the same side effects. I want to get off this stupid medicine but I am afraid. I told my doctor and he seemed not to believe me.
    Safety19- over a year ago
  28. link Jazzyvawoman
    I had the same problem and I was even getting off of 75 mg/day!!! Couldn't walk straight! Decided I had better stay on a while.
    Jazzyvawoman- over a year ago