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Effexor And Exercise
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Any: There are no exercise restrictions on these medications. Do what you enjoy. ...Read more
My dr said seroquel and Effexor (venlafaxine) cause. Weight gain. Am I able to lose weight if I exercise and eat right?
Taking 150mg Effexor (venlafaxine) for a year. For 2 week my heart races when exercise. Walk upstairs heart races, feel sick, lightheaded? Can this be effexor (venlafaxine)?
Celexa for hotflashes from tamoxifen gained 15lbs in 3 months with diet and exercise dr switched to Effexor (venlafaxine) I had decided I didn't want to take anything, having mood swings hotflashes irritability wtd?
See details: Have your doctor instruct you how to taper off of it. ...Read more
Fatigue&drowsiness, I met 2nd psychiatrist, he is professor, he said no need to use stimulants, exercise cbt! Effexor 75x3, I'm confused & tired, please help?
Instead of seeing a doctor to find out how to treat the fatigue and drowsiness, I would suggest you see your pcp to find out why you're fatigued and drowsy.
In the meantime, the little things count. Regular bedtime, awake time, good amt of sleep, healthy 3-a-day diet, regular exercise (mornings if possible).
One thing to consider, it could be the meds--direct side effect or rebound from ea dose. ...Read more
Best to be tapered off Effexor (venlafaxine) with supervision of a health provider. When almost to end dosing, often use brief Prozac bridge which helps you transition slowly off completely and avoid any obnoxious side effects at all.
You may notice nausea, dizziness, brain zaps, shivers, headaches, lack of focus, and flu like symptoms. Daily dose cut back 10% weekly-some take out granules and re-close! ...Read more
Depression/anxiety: Venlafaxine (effexor) is an snri (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) that is used for the treatment of depression; depression & anxiety; generalized anxiety disorder; & social anxiety. Effexor (venlafaxine) xr is sometimes used for panic disorders. It can cause nausea, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, drowsiness. & hypertension. Seizures have been reported. Be careful not to discontinue it suddenly. ...Read more
Rare but possible: It is a rare side effect, but certainly a possibility. If you are sensitive to the sun, it would be best to wear sunscreen & reapply regularly. Also wear a hat and long, loose clothing. ...Read more
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Reduce depression: Some people with high tolerance to medications in general may need higher doses of a med. Such as Effexor (venlafaxine) to effectively manage their depression. In people such as those, raising the dose of Effexor (venlafaxine) from 150 mg. To 225 mg. Could mean the difference between still being somewhat depressed to having depression totally lifted. ...Read more
AM: It is always am medication. But there are few person take at night time if they feel tired or drowsy during day time. ...Read more
It needs to be: Slowly tapered under medical supervision. If you are starting another antidepressant - the two meds can often be cross titrated. ...Read more