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Effexor and hair loss

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Old 07-11-2004, 02:03 PM   #1
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Effexor and hair loss

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??


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Old 07-11-2004, 11:09 PM   #2
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Re: Effexor and hair loss

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!

Good Luck!

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