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I am 40 years old but I have fibromyalgia .I am takin Effexor (venlafaxine) 75 could I have a baby ? Please advise? Would i be worse?.

I am 40 years old but I have fibromyalgia .I am takin Effexor (venlafaxine) 75 could I have a baby ? Please advise? Would i be worse?.

Several issues: The effexor, (venlafaxine) as most ssri meds is a category c med meaning no evidence of harm has been found during fetal development, though animal testing may suggest some. Pediatricians like to be aware of rx as these kids can have subdued reactions at birth.I'm not aware of any effect your fibromyalgia would have on the baby & how pregnancy would effect your disease can be addressed by your rheumatologist. ...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


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I used Effexor (venlafaxine) 75 mg a day for 1year because i suuffered from muscular pain in shoulders due to fibromyalgia.Since 2 weeks quit Effexor (venlafaxine) &no side effect?

I used Effexor (venlafaxine) 75 mg  a day for 1year because i suuffered from muscular pain in shoulders due to fibromyalgia.Since 2 weeks quit Effexor (venlafaxine) &no side effect?

Effexor (venlafaxine): Since you stopped this two weeks ago the likelihood of any side effects now are remote. You basically should not have any now. If it was working weel for the fibromyalgia then you may note some worsening pain. ...Read more

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Last year i was diagnosed with fibromyalgia.I experienced a horrible pain then.Drs. Gave me effexor& lyrica75mg 1pill.Pain 90%gone but now comes back?

Body and mind: Lyrica (pregabalin) is fda indicated for fibromyalgia, so it appears to have helped. With any chronic pain disorder depression can set in, so Effexor may have helped with this component. Biofeedback could help additionally as a true mind-body treatment. ...Read more

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What do u mean by titrating meds from lower doses.I used to take effexor&lyrica 75mg one pill/day each coz of fibromyalgia.I used 2 stop meds 3months?

Talk to doc.: It is best to speak to the prescribing physician! Lyrica (pregabalin) is often begun at 75 mg twice daily for fibromyalgia. Effexor is often titrated, at least the xr formulation, beginning at 37.5 for one week, then 75mg for one week before further titration depending on the target dose. ...Read more

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How could i restart my meds of fibromyalgia because of recurrence of symptoms.I used to take effexor&lyrica 75mg each/day.How titrate from lower doses?

Talk to doc.: It is best to speak to the prescribing physician! Lyrica (pregabalin) is often begun at 75 mg twice daily for fibromyalgia. Effexor is often titrated, at least the xr formulation, beginning at 37.5 for one week, then 75mg for one week before further titration depending on the target dose. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more


Effexor (Definition)

Venlafaxine is a non-tricyclic which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more