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Need docs help! I am having weird side effects with venlafaxine (effexor xr)?

Need docs help! I am having weird side effects with venlafaxine (effexor xr)?

What: What are the side effects? Best to discuss this with your physician. Effexor (venlafaxine) can cause weird side effects and is especially prone to discontinuation syndrome. Dont stop it abruptly. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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I'm taking 150 mg of Effexor-XR for GAD. Anxiety & nervousness are listed as common side-effects. Tense now: side-effect (lower dose) or increase it?

I'm taking 150 mg of Effexor-XR for GAD. Anxiety & nervousness are listed as common side-effects.  Tense now: side-effect (lower dose) or increase it?

Normal dose: As you mentioned, this is a side effect that can occur with Effexor (venlafaxine) XR. Generally, these side effects are transient and go away after a few days. However, this dose is generally achieved after a 1-2 week titration period. Best bet is to call the prescribing doctor and tell them what's happening since they know your history. If manageable, try to stick with it for a few more days. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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No allergies, but 6 weeks ago got itchy pimples on back & stomach. Started about 2 weeks after increased effexor-xr to 150 mg. Possible side-effect?

No allergies, but 6 weeks ago got itchy pimples on back & stomach.  Started about 2 weeks after increased effexor-xr to 150 mg. Possible side-effect?

Possible: When an unexplained rash appears after the introduction of a new drug (even within weeks prior), the new drug is guilty unproven proven innocent. However, there are also other causes for rash. ...Read more

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Began effexor-xr 9 weeks ago for gad and health anxiety. Up to 112.5 mg today. No effect yet. What is the average dose at which an effect is seen?

Began effexor-xr 9 weeks ago for gad and health anxiety. Up to 112.5 mg today. No effect yet. What is the average dose at which an effect is seen?

Effexor (venlafaxine): It sounds like your doctor is being gradual in titrating your dose. I have seen some effectiveness of Effexor (venlafaxine) around 150mg/day. However, i hope you're not relying completely on Effexor (venlafaxine) to relieve your health anxiety. Psychotherapy is essential also. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I know that my ''effexor XR 75mg'' works effectively ? I used it for 6 weeks until now .

Team Talk: The treatment of depression with medication is a team project with you and your M.D. As the team. Often the game plan will include psychotherapy and medication. If a psychiatrist is rx the meds and providing psychotherapy, the progress will be discussed in sessions. If non- M.D. Is doing psychotherapy, there will need to be talk between 3 team members. Sometimes it takes 4-6 weeks for meds to work. ...Read more

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Is it advantageous to take pristiq (desvenlafaxine) over Effexor xr?

Maybe: Pristiq is a cogener of effexor...Pristiq is the right rotatory molecule of the racemic mixture known as effexor...Basically, the same medication...Pristiq is more potent..Venlafaxine versus desvenlafaxine...Don't confuse potency with efficacy, however... ...Read more

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One 5 mg tablet of Valium every 2 to 3 days affects my anxiety more than the 112.5 mg of effexor-xr i take daily. Should i increase the Effexor (venlafaxine) dose?

Work w/your doctor: You really need to work with your doctor on any medication changes, rather than asking online physicians who don't know you. Effexor (venlafaxine) can be very helpful in anxiety. ...Read more

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Tapered off 150 mg of Effexor-XR (had been taking for 9 months) over a 6 week period. One month later still experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Unusual?

Tapered off 150 mg of Effexor-XR (had been taking for 9 months) over a 6 week period. One month later still experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Unusual?

Not unusual: Withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the specific drug, how long you were on the drug, and how quick the taper was. For Effexor (venlafaxine) XR it would not be unheard of to have symptoms for 6 weeks or possibly a little longer. Let your MD know that you are still experiencing problems due to the changes. ...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


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more