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Old 08-02-2007, 05:30 PM   #1
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effexor xr

i started taken this about 3 weeks ago 75mg and twice my vision went blurry for a couple of minutes has anyone had this taken effexor and did it go away after your body get use to it? i feel itis helping me and would hate to switch meds again thanks

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Old 08-02-2007, 05:37 PM   #2
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Re: effexor xr

I would very much advise to see your doctor about blurry vision as vision impairment can be very serious say if you are a driver. It could be just that the meds is making you very tired, but it's best to be checked over.

Old 08-02-2007, 06:14 PM   #3
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Effexor can mess with the eyes. They actually state this on their website. I have been on this med for a long time and have noticed later in the day I need to blink constantly to keep my vision in focus. I would keep track of when and for how long this happens to you and report it to your doctor.

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Old 08-03-2007, 06:52 AM   #4
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Re: effexor xr

I too have been having problems with my vision since being on the effexor and have mentioned it to my Dr.. Have been on the med since June 11th and am waiting to meet with a psychiatrist to tweak my meds (effexor and alprazolam). Have had the vison problems even before the meds but it's worse since being on this along with some other side effects. I like you hate to start all over on new medication and new/more side effects.

I go to my eye dr. faithfully and he told me that so many drugs can effect your vision..statins is a big one.

Take care and keep us posted.

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