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I have been on Effexor (venlafaxine) for almost 4 weeks and have breathing problem. What should I do?

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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Call your doctor

It is important to be able to explain to your doctor what kind of breathing problem you are having.
Usually it comes from having more anxiety or if you are being treated for anxiety you need a higher dose. In very very rare cases if you feel your muscles are too stiff that is a serious side effect and you need to seek help sooner.

In brief: Call your doctor

It is important to be able to explain to your doctor what kind of breathing problem you are having.
Usually it comes from having more anxiety or if you are being treated for anxiety you need a higher dose. In very very rare cases if you feel your muscles are too stiff that is a serious side effect and you need to seek help sooner.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Dr. Alfredo Soto
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Effexor (venlafaxine)

Not sure what dose of Effexor (venlafaxine) u r on, but check your blood pressure and contact your doctor for followup.

In brief: Effexor (venlafaxine)

Not sure what dose of Effexor (venlafaxine) u r on, but check your blood pressure and contact your doctor for followup.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Joseph Weiner
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

It really depends on what kind of breathing problem you have.
Anxiety can cause a feeling of not getting enough air in, but so can lung issues like asthma, bronchitis or pneumonia. You need to communicate with your physician to determine what's causing your breathing problem and the next step.

In brief: It depends

It really depends on what kind of breathing problem you have.
Anxiety can cause a feeling of not getting enough air in, but so can lung issues like asthma, bronchitis or pneumonia. You need to communicate with your physician to determine what's causing your breathing problem and the next step.
Dr. Joseph Weiner
Dr. Joseph Weiner
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