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Effexor Hot Flashes Dose
Am taking low dose effexor (venlafaxine) for hot flashes.tamofixen. I am having major dry mouth and clinching my jaw constantly. My jaw is very sore. Suggestions?
I tried Effexor (venlafaxine) 37.5 to alleviate perimenopause hot flashes but had to stop it after 4 days because of lousy side effects. Is Prozac easier to handle?
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?
What antidepressants can be combined with concerta? Combining concerta w/effexor led to fast hr, sweating, and hot flashes.
Stimulant compatible: Methylphenidate is a stimulant, enhancing Dopamine and norepinephrine effects in the body. You had excessive stimulation from these neurotransmitters. Any antidepressant could be combined w/ Concerta if needed, even maois under extraordinary conditions. (very risky but sometimes the only solution). Your reaction suggests a safer choice is a pure ssri : prozac, lexapro, zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) low dose 1st. ...Read more
Unkown: The mechanism of action is unknown. Studies however do show a significant reduction in frequency of hot flushes (55% ) while there is very little effect on severity. ...Read more
Is there a interaction between tamoxifen and Venlafaxine? As I am on both. Venlafaxine for hot flashes.
No: No significant interactions between them.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have been takeing affexor for my hot flashes and its not working I have been wakeing up stickey and sweaty I stop taken them was that right thing to?
Perhaps, but slowly: A group of medications, generally considered anti-depressants, have effects on neurotransmitters in the brain, such as serotonin, noradrenaline, dopamine. Effexor (venlafaxine) has effects on the first two. Zoloft or Celexa are examples of pure serotonin affects. In general, any of these should be taken under doc's guidance, not stopped abruptly. Perhaps discuss w your doc trying only a serotonin agent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can tibolone 1.25 dose a day alleviate severe hot flashes caused by perimenopause? If yes, when does it start to be effective?
Accidentally quadruple my estradiol for 2 weeks after 2 weeks of going back to my normal dose having severe hot flashes and severe nausea?
Just started levothyroxine and after just a doses am having terrible hot flashes at night and trouble sleeping is this normal? do I just need to adjust?
I am menopausal and have been prescribed a low dose of progesterone to help with hot flashes, vagina dryness and mood changes. Is this safe?
It can be: Known situations that make it unsafe include past blood clotting disorder, history of breast or endometrial cancers, endometriosis, fibroids, liver problems or elevated triglycerides (type of cholesterol). Common adverse effects: nausea/bloating, breakthrough vaginal bleeding, weight gain, mood swings, breast tenderness. That said, considered safe if cautious and very effective for hot flashes. ...Read more
I am a 41 year old woman. I had a full hysterectomy in my early 30's. I have been able to stay of HRT but lately my moods, hot flashes etc. Are out of controll. Do I need to consider hrt?
See below: Hot flashes: why am I getting them? What can I do about them? Is there a treatment? What causes them? All of those are great questions Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause. Although not limited to menopause. Menopause is when you have gone one year with no menstruation. People also get hot flashes in the Peri-menopause stage and even in the pre-menopause stage. Hot flashes are caused by an imbalance between multiple hormones but especially estrogen and progesterone. The symptoms can occur several times a day. They are often associated with filling hot all over causing one to want to take off some of their clothing. There is a syndrome called estrogen dominance, which can explain this, further. But to simply put it there is an imbalance in the relationship between estrogen and progesterone, which can lead to multiple symptoms, hot flashes being one of them. Other symptoms include things like irritability, anxiousness; night sweats painful intercourse, difficulty sleeping and many more. We've been working with these types of symptoms daily in our practice over the last 18 years. And what we have found is we get great results with natural hormone therapy. We first do a questionnaire then we check their hormones with saliva testing. (More accurate than blood testing because it measures the free hormone with out any concern about the amount of hormone bound to protein.) Once we have that information we identified what the hormone imbalance is and we simply replace what's deficient. This brings a balance between several hormones and in turn causes a relinquishing of many of the symptoms associated with menopause. Thanks for your question. The above is the simple answer the better answer is to work with a healthcare professional who has experiencing natural hormone therapy. Will be happy to further discuss your issues with you in the concierge service. Go to: https://www.healthtap.com/dr-stevenfergusonmd ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HRT: Hormone replacement therapy is the best way to cure hot flashes. Some women are not candidates for hormone replacement and there are a few other medications that may help alleviate the symptoms (effexor (venlafaxine) and Clonidine are examples). Your doctor can help you decide what is best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer