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  1. False Negative Test Results???
    ... edications I take are as follows: Xannax, Xannax XR, Paxil, Effexor , Singulair, Topamax, Glucofage, Prilosec, Ventolin...

  2. Big Boney Lump Protruding atthe Back of My Skull
    ... migraines frequently, and have since I was 15. I am on effexor to suppress them, and sometimes when they comeon if...

  3. HELP!I'm constantly nauseous,vomiting at least twice a week.what's wrong with me?
    ... my doctor put me on a different medication called effexor . I didn't experience any of the side effects of the ... effexor that i was told i might experience. I only started ... after at least a month after I started taking the effexor ,so I think my illness or whatever it is has nothing...
    ... sounds serious and ou should see someone soon. But the effexor may be part of your nausea. I have been on effexor ... i go approximately 30-36 hours without taking the effexor i get: dizziness extremely nauseated and feeling of ... ill. Often once these symptoms set in and I take the effexor I missed and I have to lay down for about 1-2 hours ... before i feel better. The effexor also reduced my appetite as well. Many say it will ... definitely go to a doctor, but are you taking your effexor as directed and what is your dosage? if you miss it ... for migraines for myself. look into some forums on effexor theres a ton of knowledge and many people who may ... something more serious. good luck. and if you stay on effexor stay on carefully, missing a day can make the next...
    ... my doctor put me on a different medication called effexor .. [SIZE="3"]I only started feeling nauseous after ... at least a month after I started taking the effexor ,so I think my illness or whatever it is has nothing ... after 3-4 weeks of being on and then increasing the Effexor . I am nearly 100% certain that this is the Effexor...
    ... my doctor put me on a different medication called effexor . I didn't experience any of the side effects of the ... effexor that i was told i might experience. I only started ... after at least a month after I started taking the effexor ,so I think my illness or whatever it is has nothing ... to do with my meds. Sounds like Effexor is affecting your liver. I had the same symptoms...

  4. chest pain not common with anxiety!...HELP!
    ... anxiety disorder and hypochondria. but I have been on Effexor for a LONG time and I have been fine.... HOwever...

  5. Weird dizziness
    ... hard, eat exceptionaly well etc...I was also taking effexor a drug to calm my nerves and to supress my anxiety...
    ... Did you stop taking the effexor suddenly, or did you taper down under a doctor's supervisio...

  6. Multiple medications - weight gain as a side effect?
    ... hope someone can help me. :) I have been taking Effexor for depression for about a year. Then, around 9 months...
    ... can't speak about it - but I gained weight while on Effexor (despite a dr. telling me that I would lose weight ... difference. With my new dr's help I weaned off of the Effexor , and suddenly weight loss was actually possible. ...
    ... of all did make me gain weight. I believe that the Effexor (which I also took), singulair can cause weight gain...

  7. Need some help please.....
    ... fine. My neurologist has tried me on paxil and effexor , which neither helped. The next one he wants me to...

  8. zolft and lexapro withdraws
    ... I went through something like this on Effexor . He put you back on Zoloft so its just the Lexapro...
    ... i was on effexor xr 75 mg for 8 mos then i switched to zoloft 50 mg ... because effexor wasnt working come to find out it was my thyriods ... well i was on both zoloft and effexor for 1 month then i stopped effexor all together i...

  9. Pulsatile Tinnitus Tips To Share
    ... drugs that I have taken for 5 years also help me. Effexor - anti-depression capsule (time release) and clonazepam...
    ... helps me along with the meds I take, clonazepam and effexor . Thanks....

  10. Hi I have a problem
    ... I recently got off taken Effexor (an anti-depressant), I used to sleep all the time ... And I never had that EVER before! Not before I took Effexor or anything! So what's wrong? Thanks...

  11. Hearing heart beat in my ear
    ... made the noise go away for most of the day. I take effexor (anti depressant) & clonazepam (anti anxiety) (min...

  12. Excessive gasping and yawning for air
    ... !! :) Hello Angel :) I am on Propanalol and Effexor and have been doing good. Before these, I was on imipramine...

  13. Withdrawal Symptoms of Paxil CR
    ... Zoloft, and now I am going off my lastest experience - Effexor . Effexor is just about as bad as Paxil in terms of...

  14. Is something wrong or am I crazy?
    ... have been diagnosed ith depession and anxiety. I take Effexor XR but I have other problems that bother me a great...
    ... be a mix of an anxiety problem, side-effects of the Effexor , and a desperate need of a trip to the chiropractor...

  15. Help My Wife Please - Pain in Lower Chest - Abdomen
    ... the hives. Her current list of medicine includes: Effexor , Nadolol, Protonix, Ambien, Levothyroxine, Clonazepam...
    ... anxiety depression. I'd also say be careful with the effexor . That medication really messed me up for a long time...
    ... which they removed............ She has been taking Effexor for about 4 years, started when she had neck pain...
    ... the hives. Her current list of medicine includes: Effexor , Nadolol, Protonix, Ambien, Levothyroxine, Clonazepam...

  16. What med could cause stomach burning?
    ... Hi Everyone, I take Hyzarr, Lotrel, (for BP)... Effexor and Doxepin (depression, anziety)...Ultram (pain) ... . My doc just increased the Effexor to 225 mg, that seems to be when the trouble started ... Glucosamine and Lutein. The only new things are the effexor dose and also a recent upage in Doxepin dose. I am...
    ... Hi, :) Effexor could cause stomach burning, and unfortunately, I...
    ... However, think I solved the problem. I started taking Effexor in the AM and BP meds at night. No supplements for...

  17. I need some answers...QUICK!
    ... depressed so hes been taking depression medication call Effexor and before that it was Paxil well the day before yesterday ... please tell me if thats from mixing the sleep aids and effexor , is that from having a wrong brand of deprssion medication...
    ... possibly drinking or using illegal drugs along with the effexor ? If you can rule this out it will help alot because ... reaction from mixing things. Did he miss any doses of effexor at all that you know of because the symptoms you described ... be a reaction to the medications. My husband took effexor and ended up loosing complete memory and went into...
    ... I am currently going off effexor , my fiance told me last night that he doesnt know ... taking them for. Wellbutrin and, at least coming off effexor , have both made me act and feel crazier than before...

  18. Why can't I use Zoloft anymore?
    ... same result. My doctor switched me to Lexapro and Effexor with the same outcome. I tried SAMe, ginko, l-tyrosine...
    ... I was going to pass out. I have since switched to Effexor and now Paxil but never thought to blame it on the...

  19. PMDD and antidepressants
    ... basically slept, slept, got up and then slept. I'm on Effexor XR for the past year and a half and doing well on...
    ... with it's side effects say than Paxil or Wellbutrin. Effexor has caused my husband to have siezures and I was unable...

  20. Need some educated advice ASAP - Thanks!
    ... therapy, biofeedback and meds now for depression ( Effexor XR). I'm not even in the ballpark of psych meds as...

  21. Effexor
    ... chance? thanks Hi bassie! I just changed from the Effexor XR to the Wellbutrin XL. If you read my original ... day. I like taking it, because as opposed to the Effexor , I can actually feel my emotions, but they aren't...

  22. always having bad dreams
    ... as a matter of fact I love dreaming. I'm also on Effexor XR and my dreams have increased as well as are more...

  23. Effexor XR Withdrawal
    ... Hi, I have been on effexor xr for a while now, I have never had any side effects...
    ... following cervical facet injections; "withdrawal of Effexor XR" caught my eye. I was stunned to recognize all ... my syptoms. I too took myself off of effexor XR after getting side effects of itching after 3 months...
    ... Hi All! I was on Effexor XR for about 5 years. The Drs. also added Wellbutrin ... weight.I felt awful. So this new Dr.told me to stop Effexor .I was taking 75mgs 3 times a day. He told me to just ... But then I had some problems later on.So was back on Effexor XR again.Taking only 2 a day of 75mgs. Well I started...
    ... Actually, my doctor told me he was going to prescribe Effexor instead of Paxil because Paxil could have some nasty ... withdrawal symptoms and Effexor did not. Obviously he had not done his research. ... says people with thyroid conditions should not take Effexor . My professional doctor prescribed it anyway and...
    ... classic example). After you have completely come off effexor , you don't have the urge to go back on it. FYI, when...

  24. I feel like a worthless bump on a toad
    ... ready for that yet. About 10 years ago I was put on Effexor and that was one SSRI that really DID help and within...

  25. constant pain
    ... arthritus, to chronic depression. I am currently on effexor for depression, and it has helped in that area somewhat...

  26. my freind wants to know?
    ... a question to yall. Ok 2 years ago she was taking effexor 35mg for a week for mild depression, then one night ... there, dr dp kinda feeling, she never took any more effexor after that and she is still suffering with the same...

  27. Equil Librium... (balance canal)?
    ... about it. Ok heres the situation, I started taking Effexor (Anti Depressant, Anti Anxiety) about three weeks ... Second time she refers me to a ENT and prescribes me Effexor for paranoia/anxiety (which is mostly linked to all ... Less than a week before this I started taking the Effexor , And I guess this combo is what caused these effects...

  28. Please Help me..this is serious!!
    ... head..etc) Her Meds: Ambien Serzone Fiorcet Lexapro Effexor Demerol Thats all I can think off the top of my...

  29. Nasty chills when I am not cold
    ... it off. I have asthma, I take flovent, albuterol, effexor and ativan. Anyone aware of what this could be...

  30. blue 4u2 r u there?
    ... source) bleeding in my belly. Hm. Can I REALLY take Effexor for that doc? HA! I would like to sue.... for the...
    ... said it was normal. Through it all, I was put on Effexor and Ativan and told all of my symptoms were a result ... normal", and they still refused to take me off the Effexor , I changed doctors. He checked my blood. Low red...

  31. WO!!! Effexor Withdrawl!!!!
    ... through that. I know how hard it is to get off the effexor . Hopefully you have someone helping you (friend,...
    ... making me psychotic.... suicidal. So I was put on effexor and ativan..... I got off the steroids..... but the ... this. So after 7 months, with no resolution by the effexor , I decided to get off of it myself. I DID tell them ... anxiety... perhaps that WAS the problem. But the effexor made it so hard to think. I just... gave up and tapered ... thing they treated me like is what I have become. AN effexor -Ativan junkie. Blue (long winded) ...

  32. Why don't doctors know more about Paxil withdrawl?
    ... withdrawal symptoms. Right now I'm withdrawling from Effexor . The doctors seem to be using us as Ginny pigs....
    ... I'm being weened off of my effexor first, then I will slowly reduce my clonazepam. I...

  33. looking 4 clementine re Mitral Valve Prolapse
    ... something in the anti depressant range like Zoloft or effexor . Paxil or Prozac when taken correctly and not abused...

  34. Where are these BRUISES coming from?
    ... last checked in December.... it was fine. I take effexor . Could this do it? Blue...

  35. help!?!?!?!
    ... the effect of another drug. One doctor had put me on effexor and when I looked that up on the internet I saw warnings...

General Health board

  1. Best Antidepressants?
    ... really does depend on the person. Some people swear Effexor works for them, but some like me, has destroyed my...
    ... see how you react to it. I have been considering Effexor , its supposed to be good for anxiety, but haven...

  2. clinical depression and icd's
    ... lbs. on ativan three times a day. paxil 25 mg daily effexor 75 mg daily. Doctors say it has to run its course...

  3. So many health problems... What's wrong with me!?
    ... also, to add, I am on the following medications: Effexor XR since 2003 Ativan since 2003 Tylenol 4 with Codeine...
    ... medications.. but at the same time, I'm scared. Effexor I have been on since I was 17 and I used to cut myself...

  4. Dry Mouth
    ... months ago I showed no signs of diabetes. I am also on Effexor XR and Doxycycline, though I have been on the effexor...

  5. abilify - therapeutic dose?
    ... drug. I think it may have been too soon coming off Effexor that gave me the reaction or simply anxiety attacks...

  6. No antidepressant for me
    ... My doctor prescribed Effexor for me because he thinks I may have an anxiety disorder...
    ... nobody will make you take effexor and i have heard that side effects and withdrawal...
    ... I wouldn't take Effexor , either. I would try to get a different AD if it ... 's needed. I had a doctor who tried to give me Effexor , but I went home that day and researched it, finding ... idea of brain zaps or whatever from the withdrawal of Effexor , so I never went on it. You can either tell this...

  7. what could it be????
    ... started me on some anxiety meds called Seroquel and Effexor and that seems to work for me alot. I still have...

  8. Allergic Reaction to Medication?
    ... have a serious issue to talk about. I take 150 mg. Effexor , 200 mg. Lamictal, 75 mcg. Levothyroxine, and 30 mg...

  9. medicine storing temperatures
    ... I have some Effexor and I left it in my car for a few hours and by the ... maybe like 40 or 50 degrees. Should I replace the Effexor or is it still good?...

  10. Nightmare attacks!
    ... night, I had just taken my meds which consists of effexor ( a fairly low dosage) and amnitryptoline, low dosage...
    ... you been on these meds?i know what the amy and the effexor are,but what is the lisinopril?what doyour medical ... and what is the source of your pain? The amy and effexor are both actual anti Ds,I am wondering why your doc ... would actually have you on two?one is an SSRI( effexor ) and the other(the elavil) is a tricyclic anti D.I ... reason for this,espescially while also taking the effexor .Just a possibility.FB...

  11. Pls. Help.
    ... I am to darn young to fell this da** old, I am on Effexor XL, and Toperal (For Panic Attack) that I just starting...

  12. So sick...what could cause this?
    ... usually smaller amounts) and 30-60 minutes later took my Effexor like I was supposed to. When I sat down to brunch...

  13. Metabolism is shot...
    ... Hey there, I started gained weight when I took Effexor , an antidepressant. These drugs are known to cause...
    ... retention. Since it obviously happened after being on Effexor , that points to the drug as the cause, rather than...

  14. Should I see my doctor?
    ... multiple health issues to address. I started taking Effexor (an antidepressant) 2 months ago. I have been off...

  15. didnt know where to post, please help if you can
    ... relax so you'll feel better. Right now I'm taking Effexor , but there are alot of good ones to try. I hope you...

  16. GRRRRR Always thirsty
    ... I did that when I was on Effexor and I could not get enough water. It was a side effect...
    ... nice. I haven't had any side effects at all! I took Effexor XR too but that was the one I got real thirsty on...
    ... think what I wrote. lol I like lexapro alot, I was on Effexor and thats the one that made me thirsty and over heated...
    ... to me. Lexapro is for depression and anxiety so was Effexor . Any meds can have side effects so finding the one...

  17. All these meds
    ... was taking 8 meds at one time I am now down to 3. Effexor , ablify, xanax. I couldn't survive without my 3....

  18. Therapeutic level of Metadate for adults??
    ... but the doctor advised her not to because of the Effexor . But she can't get off it without severe withdrawals...

  19. Large Pupils
    ... normally about half the size of my husband's.... I'm on Effexor Xr (low dosage), and that's increased their size somewhat...

  20. Weird Episode
    ... coming from? Or no? Anyway, I used to be on Effexor and, when I was on it, my diet totally changed. I...

  21. Two questions. Viagra and antidepressants?Viagra and grapefruit juice?
    ... Anyone on Effexor and Wellbutrin had a problem? Grapefruit juice advisory...

Allergies board

  1. To my fellow cronic urticaria sufferers
    ... September 08 - about a month after I weaned off of Effexor for postpartum depression. I'm absolutley miserable...

  2. Medicine Allergy
    ... By the way, here's what it says on the pill case: EFFEXOR XR 75MG VENLAFAXINE HCL XR 75MG PCH/ELLRP/W EFFEXOR...

  3. I get hives for no reason???
    ... have NEVER experienced this. For medications I take Effexor XR (since July 2005, 75mg/day), and Ortho Tri-Cyclen...

  4. Social Security Disability and chronic hives
    ... Why don't you talk to your doctor about Paxil, Effexor , Celexa or another such similar medication? These...

  5. Allergies?? Ears/panic.... all related?
    ... any medications for the panic disorder? Meds like Effexor and Buspar cause dizziness in lots of people. ...
    ... any medications for the panic disorder? Meds like Effexor and Buspar cause dizziness in lots of people. You...
    ... almost blind. The anti-anxiety meds I was on were Effexor and Buspar. Effexor gave me horrible dizziness, identical...

  6. Singulair?
    ... well. But I found that the drugs used to treat it ( Effexor , Buspar) had bad side-effects, such as dizziness,...

  7. Photosensitivity and drugs
    ... find the cause of my weird complexion color. I am on Effexor but only since mid Nov. I did take a short course ... till it completely goes away? I"ve never heard of Effexor causing this. Anybody had similar????...
    ... feeling about the antibiotic but have you heard of Effexor doing this? There were some red rough bumps that ... came up after the Effexor started as well as a red rash look on my eyelids....

  8. Exercise-Induced Hives- Need Help!!
    ... of several strong prescription medicines including effexor , naproxen, ranitidine (Zantac), and amitriptyline...

  9. So Confused......
    ... psychiatrist for anxiety... and the psychs put me on effexor and ativan.... No change.... except now I have side...

Alternative Medicine board

  1. What is Going ON INSIDE My Body?
    ... Hi ABC! I was taking Effexor XR and I found it gave me awful personal odor. The...

  2. A question about 5-HTP
    ... Hi everybody, I just weaned myself off of Effexor and Seroquel. For about 4 years I was taking 75 mgs ... . of Effexor during the day and 25 mgs. of Seroquel at night in...
    ... I was on Effexor years ago, and if memory serves me right, it has a...
    ... Thanks! That makes sense. I will NEVER take Effexor again. AWFUL drug! Peace, Susan...
    ... You're welcome, anytime. :) Effexor worked okay for me for the depression, just not the...

  3. Solutions to depression/energy loss...
    ... panic attacks. my list of previous medications include Effexor , Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Prozac, Atavan, Xanax, and a...
    ... panic attacks. my list of previous medications include Effexor , Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Prozac, Atavan, Xanax, and a...

  4. Alternative for OCD?
    ... with it also. Our MD is suggesting that she take Effexor which is an anti-depressant that also works for OCD...

  5. depression/anxiety.. need major help please!!
    ... Xanax, Lexapro, Wellbutrin XL, and currently am taking Effexor and Ativan, plus i take benadryl at night to sleep...
    ... been reading up lately i wont be taken off of effexor or ativan, my doc or mother would never allow it....

  6. fish oil and antidepressants
    ... fish oil will interfere with my anxiety medication ( effexor ). I also have a hiatal hernia. Is Fish oil gentle...

  7. I'm new to natural meds, please help
    ... to therapy for a couple months and was given the AD Effexor XR...I believe I was on that for 3 months or so. It...

  8. PS(Phosphatidylserine) for short-term memory loss and focus?
    ... Complex in varying dosages, Ginko Biloba, aricept, effexor , strattera, provigil, many different food combinations...

  9. something for panic attacks?
    ... help my OCD, though! :D That's ok :) I am on Effexor XR 75mg. It was been a miracle for me!...

  10. Chromium picolinate
    ... help, but for what it's worth, I was on Risperdal & Effexor last year for a few months which made me gain about...