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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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've been on Effexor (venlafaxine) XR for 11 weeks. While I do feel some relief from my anxiety, i'm always tired. Why is this?

I've been on Effexor (venlafaxine) XR for 11 weeks. While I do feel some relief from my anxiety, i'm always tired. Why is this?

As above: I agree with what other physician has written about Effexor (venlafaxine) , if it cause u to be tired , try to take it at bedtime , it is a good medication. ...Read more

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I have been on Effexor (venlafaxine) for about 25-30 yrs. i sleep alot and find i am always tired should i try something different ?

I have been on Effexor (venlafaxine) for about 25-30 yrs. i sleep alot and find i am always tired should i try something different
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If you feel: that this medication is no longer effective, talk to your doctor about this. S/he may want to adjust the dose or change your medication regimen. ...Read more

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Can lutera be the cause of severe fatigue/moodswings when combined with Effexor (venlafaxine) and wellbutrin?

Not likely : Birth control is not likely to cause that. Usually people are prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) and wellbutrin for those exact symptoms. The underlying problem making you need those medications seems like a more likely cause. ...Read more

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Anxiety under control with effexor (venlafaxine). Depression is not better. Any add on medications to help with depression? Very tired all the time.

Anxiety under control with effexor (venlafaxine). Depression is not better. Any add on medications to help with depression? Very tired all the time.

Yes, possibly: You may want to check your vitamin d level -- if less than 50, it can predispose to depression. Also l-methylfolate helps many people increase responsiveness to antidepressants. Third, fish oil at least 2-3 grams/day [1-2 grams epa, 500-900 mg dha/day]. Psychotherapy is an essential part of treating depression and anxiety. Ask your psychiatrist for referral if s/he does not provide this. ...Read more

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Effexor (venlafaxine) vs cymbalta, currently Effexor (venlafaxine) 225, suffering from somnolence, fatigue.Cymbalta in such case?Best regards for your care.

Effexor (venlafaxine) vs cymbalta, currently Effexor (venlafaxine) 225, suffering from somnolence, fatigue.Cymbalta in such case?Best regards for your care.

Psychopharmacology : There are many different small details taken into account when considering medication choices for patients. Effexor (venlafaxine) and Cymbalta have some similarities. From your brief description it appears as though an appnt is needed with your dr. Make a list of concerns, questions. Bring in your meds, talk about the changes you might want to consider to target your concerns. Schedule extra time if needed. ...Read more

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Oncologist started me on Effexor (venlafaxine) XR for the hot flashes from tamoxifen.Taking it for 1 week extremely tired & nausea.Will benefits outweigh sideeffect?

Probably not: Nausea and fatigue are common side effects of effexor (venlafaxine). They can resolve with continued use of the med but often require that the Effexor (venlafaxine) be stopped. There are other meds that can help the hot flashes. ...Read more

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Adderall, effexor (venlafaxine) and klonipin no longer seem to be working. Contant fatigue irritatingly overall stressed and depression can't function take more adderall than I should just to get relief.

Adderall, effexor (venlafaxine) and klonipin no longer seem to be working. Contant fatigue irritatingly overall stressed and depression can't function take more adderall than I should just to get relief.

Medication Effects: I understand your discomfort. You deserve relief. Adderall is a medication for Attention deficit disorder, Effexor (venlafaxine) for depression and Klonopin for Anxiety. Combination of all three medications can cause irritability, fatigue and depression. Use Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Tai Chi, Yoga, Meditation. See a Psychiatrist for diagnosis, need for medication, dose, benefits and side effects, Therapy ...Read more

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Effexor (Definition)

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