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Can Effexor (venlafaxine) cause breathing problems?

Can Effexor (venlafaxine) cause breathing problems?

Dyspnea or not?: There have been patients that develop a catch in their breath while on medications. In addition a more central problem can occur where one seems to almost forget to breathe. Ssri's and snri's (like effexor) seem to not infrequently cause this. Decreasing the dose typically does not eliminate it. It usually does not occur with all the other agents in these classes - you will find one that does not. ...Read more

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Venlafaxine (Definition)

It belong to classification of snri antidepressant also help anxiety start slow go slow its approved for depression and anxiety disorder there are some common side effects important never stop suddenly always taper slowly if you ever ...Read more


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I currently take 1mg of ativan twice daily. I was prescribed 15mg ms contin twice a day. Safe to take together? Will I have breathing problems?

I currently take 1mg of ativan twice daily. I was prescribed 15mg ms contin twice a day. Safe to take together? Will I have breathing problems?

You're too young @26: You're too young @ 26y to be taking 2 major sedatives like Ativan and MS-Contin. What were they prescribed for? What symptoms are you having? Both Ativan & MS-Contin can impair breathing (as you recognized), increase sleepiness, & cause problems operating a vehicle. Are you sure you know how the combination will affect you? Talk to your doctor about alternatives. Or use HealthTap Prime. Good luck ...Read more

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Can bad posture cause breathing problems?

Can bad posture cause breathing problems?

Posture: To breathe efficiently your chest has to expand, both ribs moving and diaphragm descending. If your body posture impedes either or both such as with severe kyphoscoliosis, breathing problems can ensue. ...Read more

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Can cats cause asthma or breathing problems?

Can cats cause asthma or breathing problems?

Yes: If you are allergic to cats then you would be more prone to coughing and wheezing with exposure. However, if you are not allergic, it is unlikely that cats will cause problems with your asthma. ...Read more

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What causes breathing problems besides asthma?

What causes breathing problems besides asthma?

Many things: However, I see that you are 33 so many things are less likely. Asthma is a very common disease and can present with a few different types of symptoms, like cough, shortness of breath, or even chest discomfort. Nevertheless, there are some more rare causes of breathing trouble in younger females. You should see your doc and discuss your symptoms thoroughly so they know how to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Is there a way to alleviate the breathing problems caused by kyphosis?

Is there a way to alleviate the breathing problems caused by kyphosis?

Yes: There are several treatments. You will need to see a pulmonary specialist. There is spirometer-assisted breathing, thoracic valley exercises and deep breathing exercises. If you breathing difficulty becomes lift threatening then a spinal surgeon may be needed. ...Read more

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Is the nurse right to say that I had scoliosis, and that could cause breathing problems?

Possibly.: Scoliosis can cause significant breathing problems if the curvature is very high. Smaller curves may cause a reduction in respiratory function when measured, but usually not clinically observed. If you have scoliosis and breathing problems you need to be examined because one may not be causative of the other. ...Read more

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What causes breathing problems when I exerise?

What causes breathing problems when I exerise?

Too many to list: The sensation of shortness of breath can be caused by cardiac, vascular and/or pulmonary problems including things like asthma, lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, cardiac ischemia, obesity, valvular heart disease, congestive heart failure, essential hypertension. If you exercise tolerance is progressively deteriorating, see your physician. ...Read more

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What're the common causes of breathing problems?

Many...: There are many, many causes of breathing problems. Some are related to the respiratory system (asthma, copd), others to the cardiac system (congestive heart failure). Some problems are due to infection (pneumonia) and others related to trauma (quadriplegia). There are congenital causes (cystic fibrosis) and some causes where the etiology is not known. There are so many causes so see your doctor! ...Read more

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My husband has breathing problems, what could be causes?

My husband has breathing problems, what could be causes?

OSA: If your husband's breathing problems occur during sleep, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) should be ruled out. It is by far the most common medical condition in adult men in the US. ...Read more

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Which pain medications will not cause breathing problems?

Which pain medications will not cause breathing problems?

Only exception: Only exception to opioid class would be Aspirin in individuals who have documented Aspirin induced asthma or bronchospasm which is rare. ...Read more

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Do hydrocephalus cause breathing problems?

Do hydrocephalus cause breathing problems?

If bad enough: If mild unlikely, but if severe enough to cause brainstem ischemia, you bet it can. Whole variety of respiratory problems including cheyne-stokes, apneurstic breathing, and even irregular ataxic respirations. If you are having problems contact your doctor now. ...Read more

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What can cause breathing problems in utero?

What can cause breathing problems in utero?

Question is unclear: In utero we do not actually breathe - our needs are met by the transfer of nutrients and oxygen to the fetus across teh placenta. With a problem with the placenta there can be less adequate support for the fetus.

Does this answer your qestion? ...Read more

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Can cigarette particulate matter cause breathing problems?

Can cigarette particulate matter cause breathing problems?

Dust?: Cigarettes can cause cancer. They can lead to pulmonary destruction. Do not smoke.

Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Please tell me, could working in a fast food place cause breathing problems?

Please tell me, could working in a fast food place cause breathing problems?

Possibly: There are many things in the air that can irritate or cause allergy in the lungs. There could be cleaning products at the workplace or there may be food items that you react to. If your breathing is consistently better when you are away from work then it's more likely to be an exposure at work. Try asking your company's safety officer to look into what may be the cause. ...Read more

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I am wondering if my walls with primer and no paint over them can cause breathing problems?

May be: Primers are known to cause increased bronchoresponsiveness in some folks. If you do get wheezing and dyspnea when in the vicinity of the primers, may be it is associated. ...Read more

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Why does GERD cause breathing problems?

Why does GERD cause breathing problems?

2 possible theories: One is that the acid reflux runs up the esophagus and then back down into the windpipes.
The other is that since the esophagus and lung share vagal nervous system, the acid could indirectly stimulate breathing problems. ...Read more

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Can hot weather cause breathing problems?

Yes: Hot weather can be associated with ozone or smog from peoples airconditioners, stay indoors. ...Read more

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Could large breasts cause breathing problems?

Could large breasts cause breathing problems?

No: Large breasts that are pendulous can cause posture problems but not breathing problems. The latter which is secondary to loss of elastic tissue can cause dyspnea or pulmonary problems related to copd. ...Read more

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Can septum piercings cause breathing problems?

Can septum piercings cause breathing problems?

Yes: Material may build up on the piercing, the septum may become infected and enlarge, and the piercing itself may limit the airway.

I don't recommend the practice. Talk to your doc for more insight.

Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can a malaria infection cause severe breathing problems?

Can a malaria infection cause severe breathing problems?

Malaria: Complicated malaria can cause occlusion of small blood vessels due to parasite filled cells. This can cause cerebral malaria. Also pulmonary edema (water logged lungs) can occur from a similar process. This can lead to shortness of breath. Usually this is a serious disease. ...Read more

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Can Macrobid cause breathing problems I'm sscared to take it?

Can Macrobid cause breathing problems I'm sscared to take it?

Possible: Pulmonary side effects are among more rare and serious adverse effects of this medication but not common. ...Read more

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Can using tegretol with cardizem cd cause breathing problems?

Can using tegretol with cardizem cd cause breathing problems?

Interaction: The combination may increase Carbamazepine levels causing toxicity including but not limited to sedation and unsteadiness when walking. Also may decrease the effectiveness of cardizem. Consultation with prescribing doctor (s) should be sought. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


Effexor (Definition)

Venlafaxine is a non-tricyclic which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more