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Old 01-12-2005, 09:35 PM   #1
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can effexor xr cause tingling

i am on my 6 day of effexor and started experiencing tingly burning sensations. is it normal? anyways cannot stand the feeling. should i expect withdrawals for only being on it for 6 days?

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Old 01-13-2005, 09:10 PM   #2
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Re: can effexor xr cause tingling

I probably won't be much help to you. But, I have a lot of anxiety and when I feel that coming on, I do have tingling sensations, sometimes all over, sometimes just my head and especially my lips. Sometimes a part of me will go numb...just depends on how bad the anxiety attack is.
Do you think you may be having some anxiety or perhaps you are having anxiety due to the effexor xr?

I doubt you'd have any big reactions if you do wean off of effexor since you haven't been on it a long time. It should not be in your system real good, yet. But, talk with your doctor about it...don't go off of it on your own. You may need another anti-depressant to cover you while you are going off it.

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Old 01-14-2005, 03:06 AM   #3
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Re: can effexor xr cause tingling

Effexor xr caused me to have rapid heart beat & a very nervous feeling, was only on it about 2 weeks, didn't want to stay on it, don't remember tingling, but the other side effects were bad enough.

Old 01-14-2005, 05:11 PM   #4
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Re: can effexor xr cause tingling

I've been on Effexor xr for over 3 years now (along with two other anti-
depressants) and I think I've done fairly well with it. My Doctor told me that because Effexor is Quick to get into the system, it's also Quick to get out of the system. That's why you get those tingling sensations. If I don't take it for just one dose, (I take it twice a day) my finger tips start to tingle and then my lips do. It gets very agravating! I don't mean to miss doses but I tend to forget at times. I was wondering if maybe you missed a dose when you felt the tingling? I seem to do well when I take it like I'm supposed to.
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