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More info: Sweating can be a side effect of Effexor xr/venlafaxine. If you just started the medication, it may lessen with additional time. If the dose was quickly titrated up or started at a higher amount, a lower dose may help lessen the side effect. If none of this applies i.e. You've been on it a while ; on low dose, then the question is benefits vs. Problems as the sweating may be an ongoing side effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different compounds: Cymbalta and Effexor (venlafaxine) XR are different chemical compounds which are both used to treat depression and anxiety disorders; however, they share a similar "mechanism of action", in that both are serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (snri's). Cymbalta is also used in the management of fibromyalgia and (in europe, at least) urinary incontinence. Their side-effect profiles are also different. ...Read more
Can you take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and seroquel together, Effexor (venlafaxine) day time, seroquel night? How long Effexor (venlafaxine) take to work? Will Effexor (venlafaxine) make me more productive?
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and Diazepam: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) can cause anger issues by triggering mania or hypomania. Diazepam can cause anger issues by its disinhibiting properties in the frontal lobes. Buspar does not have this effect and neither does seroquel. Seroquel if anything has an anti-anger effect. Buspirone lessens anger by knocking out anxious irritability. Best wishes and have a happy new year. ...Read more
Not certain: No one is certain as to what causes weight gain on Effexor (venlafaxine) in some patients. For some, Effexor (venlafaxine) might decrease the sense of satiety, or fullness, causing people to eat more than usual. We know that some people have a genetic predisposition to increased side effects to ssris, involving their effect on the serotonin 2a receptor, which has an impact on appetite. ...Read more
Possible Increase: Yes, they may mildly increase sweating.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lemon balm & Effexor (venlafaxine): There are no direct interactions between the herb lemon balm and effexor, (venlafaxine) but lemon balm does have CNS depressant effects. That's how it may calm agitation, etc. I suggest caution and also discussing this possible use with your doctor. If Effexor (venlafaxine) is not providing the results you hope for, another reason for discussion. ...Read more
GAD 80% better at 150 mg of Effexor (venlafaxine). Since above 150mg Effexor (venlafaxine) increases norepinephrine, would I be better switching to an SSRI, or increase Effexor (venlafaxine)?
Options: There are several options. However, without knowing your history it is not possible to make recommendations. Discuss your options including potential risks and benefits with your doctor. ...Read more
A /W Dr. Zimmerman:
Am unable to check Valdoxan (agomelatine). Per the Drugs.Com drug interaction checker using Seroquel (quetiapine) & Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) together may ^
potential fo r dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, & problems with concentration. However, they can be used together. ...Read more
Can 20 mg Lexapro/60 Cymbalta/40 viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) be too much serotonin ..seem better on 10 lexapro?
Discuss w/ Dr: It's not exactly an issue of 'too much' serotonin, but except for that, you might be right to seek a consult about the dosages and perhaps even eliminate a Rx cautiously as possible. Please consider that adding CBT Tx optimizes outcomes w/ or w/out medication and makes good sense. Ask about a referral and dose reduction, etc. Best! ...Read more
Sometimes: Wellbutrin does not generally cause weight gain (and is often used specifically because it doesn't), although rarely it might cause weight gain. Prozac is somewhat more likely than wellbutrin to cause weight gain, but again generally does not. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is probably about as likely as Prozac to cause weight gain, but again generally does not cause significant weight gain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have tried pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, paxil, celexa, effexor, lexapro, etc. With lithium, haliperidol &abilify. A couple improve mood. Still anxious!thoughts?
Many meds: You've tried many meds already, although there are some you haven't mentioned that often help anxiety: buspirone, beta-blockers, other mood stabilizers besides lithium, etc. But after a person has tried so many medications and still has symptoms, i'd suggest non-medication approaches: psychotherapy, mindfulness, relaxation training, exercise/yoga, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been taking Effexor (venlafaxine) XR at bedtime along with seroquel & klnoplin for a week. Ok to switch Effexor (venlafaxine) to am. I've heard Effexor (venlafaxine) causes insomnia ?
How does pristique compare to Effexor (venlafaxine) and Cymbalta in it serotonin to norepinephrine ratio?
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Roughly the same.Get a more detailed answer ›