Has anyone experienced hair loss with effexor? I've only been on it for a little over a week and my hair is starting to fall out in quite large amounts. What I am wondering is will this stop soon? I have had this side effect with other antidepressants before but stopped immediately. I would really like to be able to give this a try. Any advice??
Yes, I did have this problem when I first started Effexor. It did stop completely after a month or so, but since I've started tapering off it, I've noticed I'm starting to lose again! When I mentioned it to my doc the first time, she just gave me a blank look and tried to figure out what else it could be. But then, she did that with every side effect I mentioned so ...!
I don't know your issues and why you're on SSRIs but all I can say is do be careful!