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Effexor Used For Hot Flashes
Quinine: Never seen a report that they help. ...Read more
What natural products can be used to combat symptoms coming off estrogen? (headache, mood swings, hot flushes)
Not really: Evening primrose oil seems better suited for pms symptoms than for menopausal hot flashes. There are better alternatives for menopausal symptoms, such as black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa): http://tinyurl.Com/m49nkes and sage (salvia officinalis): http://tinyurl.Com/lzjz8dn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ›
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?
I have tried prescription HRT for perimenopausal symptoms ( hot flashes, insomnia, fluid retention) with no relief. Now I'm trying Estroven. ??
Diaphoresis: Not necessarily hot flashes, but more like profuse sweating. You may also experience lightheaded/dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, and constipation. If you have any serious side effects, such as trouble breathing or chest pain, contact your doctor and get evaluated right away. Take care. ...Read more
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
Additional helps: Botanical medicine can be helpful for menopausal hot flashes. A couple possibilities include black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa): http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22157510 and sage (salvia officinalis): http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21630133. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm peri /mnpsal, no menses for 2yrs I still get hot sweats & flashes, @ night I get dry hot flashes , in bed I can't get warm in-btwn flashes, afex sleep?
Hormonal evaluation: If no menses for 2 years you are post menopausal. You need to evaluate your hormone levels and replace/balance them. Go to a4m.Com and use directory function to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you test your hormone levels and then help you get them balanced. This will help to get hot flashes under control and more importantly protect your long term health! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stopped hormone replacement therapy and now have symptoms including insomnia. Dr prescribed ativan (lorazepam) for sleep. Which is safer, ativan (lorazepam) or hrt?
Hrt: The best treatment for insomnia is to find its cause, often hormonal imbalances and deficiencies may play a significant role and hrt may contribute to eliminating or improving the sleep disorder. Ativan (lorazepam) simply relieves anxiety, which is not dealing with the root of the insomnia. It may be associated with dependence and side effects, such as hangover, memory loss, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been taking 2 tabs of 150 mg of XL wellbutrin (bupropion) for 9 days-i often feel nauseaus/anxious-will smoking while taking this drug make these symptoms worse?
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?
I take 2.5 mg diazepam along with 600 mg Neurontin (gabapentin) at bedtime.....Diazepamisformuscle spasms and neurontinisforpreventionof hot flashes. Is this ok?
Family practice : It's appropriate under a drs supervision.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is cymbalta (duloxetine) (20 mg) safe and effective for anxiety and nervous stomach? I was/is experiencing IBS like symptoms such as gas/bloating
Cymbalta effects: Cymbalta primarily for treatment of Depression, it is also used for Anxiety. Its side effects can be- nausea abdominal pain, dyspepsia, and flatulence. Discuss with Psychiatrist: •Diagnosis of Anxiety •Severity of symptoms now needing medication •Side effects of Cymbalta •Medications-Ativan, Xanax or Buspar •Therapy for stresses in your life •Breathing Relaxation •Visual Imagery of National Parks ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer