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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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My dr said seroquel and Effexor (venlafaxine) cause. Weight gain. Am i able to lose weight if i exercise and eat right?

My dr said seroquel and Effexor (venlafaxine) cause. Weight gain.   Am i able to lose weight if i exercise and eat right?

Of course you can: Yes that is the right spirit. Let your dr know your concerns and plan of action. That is very positive and constructive attitude. It is true that those meds may cause weight gain, but not always will; diet and exercise should be helpful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Why...: 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

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How do I get off of effexor (venlafaxine)?

How do I get off of effexor (venlafaxine)?

Slowly: 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

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Does Effexor (venlafaxine) increase appetite?

Does Effexor (venlafaxine) increase appetite?

Usually not: Usually it doesnt. For some it causes them to lose weight. Everyone reacts differently to medications so its possible but not likely to increase appetite. Discuss risks benefits concerns and side effects with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Can Effexor and venlafaxine be taken together?

Can Effexor and venlafaxine be taken together?

Venlafaxine: Effexor is a brand name for venlafaxine. Ask your pharmacist or prescribing medical provider to help clarify whatever the confusion is. Take care. ...Read more

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Can I have grapefruit with effexor (venlafaxine)?

Can I have grapefruit with effexor (venlafaxine)?

Yes, but: grapefruit juice can be problematic as it is sometimes made from the entire fruit (including the rind which contains a substance that may cause the blood level of Effexor (venlafaxine) to rise due to inhibition of a breakdown enzyme.) ...Read more

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What are the symptoms if you stop taking?Effexor?

What are the symptoms if you stop taking?Effexor?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Withdrawal can be intense if suddenly quit from being on high dose. Can have nausea, upset stomach, diarrhea, shakes, dizziness, headache, lightheadedness, general feeling of being keyed up. ...Read more

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How can you be productive on effexor (venlafaxine)?

How can you be productive on effexor (venlafaxine)?

Yes: Effexor (venlafaxine) is prescribed to alleviate symptoms. If the medication is doing this it should make you more productive. If not discuss this with your physician. He/she may need to change the dose or even the medication. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: effexor (venlafaxine)?

Please describe the medication: effexor (venlafaxine)?

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

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Are you sensitive to the sun if on effexor (venlafaxine)?

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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Are Effexor (venlafaxine) and elaxine the same medication?

Elaxine: Elaxine is effexor-sr made by aspen company. Effexor is made by pfizer company & its generic name is venlafaxine. ...Read more

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What will 225mg of Effexor (venlafaxine) do that 150mg won't?

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

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Does it matter when u take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR (am or pm)?

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

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Please tell me what can ease Effexor (venlafaxine) XR withdraw?

Please tell me what can ease Effexor (venlafaxine) XR withdraw?

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

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What is the ideal time to wein off Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 75mg?

What is the ideal time to wein off Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 75mg?

Anytime: If you have talked to your provider and it is agreed that trying to ween off Effexor (venlafaxine) is the right thing to do there is no particular good time. However, when you do go off do not stop immediately, but take two weeks to reduce your dose. ...Read more

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


Effexor (Definition)

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