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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?

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?

Effexor (venlafaxine) side effects: are very similar to side effects from SSRI. They include: teeth grinding/clenching, weight gain, hair loss and dry mouth. See orofacial pain specialist for medication adjustment and TMJ management. ...Read more

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Dr. Ron Eaker
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Hot Flashes (Definition)

Hot flashes are feelings of warmth that are most intense in the head, neck, and chest areas. They can result in extreme perspiration, which can lead to chills. Hot flashes are generally linked to menopause but might also be a result ...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?

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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What antidepressants can be combined with concerta? Combining concerta w/effexor led to fast hr, sweating, and hot flashes.

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

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How does venlafaxine help with menopause/hot flashes?

How does venlafaxine help with menopause/hot flashes?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: Assuming your ovaries were removed at the time of the hysterectomy, i would encourage you to try estrogen replacement therapy. You are too young to be without estrogen. No estrogen can cause bone and vaginal problems in addition to the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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How do I over come hot flashes?

How do I over come hot flashes?

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 more

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Bad hot flashes should I see a dr?

If the hot flashes: Are effecting your quality of life or your function - then it would be appropriate to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes hot flashes in young males?

What causes hot flashes in young males?

Hot flashes in males: Taking estrogens to change sex? Many other things. Great google question. I would go to uptodate.com and read about it. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat hot flashes?

What is the best way to treat hot flashes?

Many good remedies: There are many effective ways to reduce vasomotor symptoms (like hot flashes). Meditation, good diet, vitamin e, herbal remedies, medications, and hormonal treatments can all be used in specific cases. Talk to a women's health specialist. ...Read more

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What is the best solution for hot flashes?

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 more

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L don't know. L've had hot flashes all shift?

Question?: Please provide additional pertinent information and clarify what your actual question is? Can re-ask question. ...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