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Re: Effexor withdrawal & side effects

Posted by Dave K. on November 28, 1998, at 12:58:34

In reply to Effexor withdrawal and dreams/nightmares, posted by janey on November 15, 1998, at 17:42:58

Hello everyone... I'm on a dose of 487.5 (!) of Effexor (with no hypertension). If I forget to take my medicine in the morning, I feel awful by early afternoon ... nausea, dizziness, generally bad physically.
I also get that "electricity" feeling, combined with dizziness, especially if I hold my head still and move my eyes to look left or right.
I also have the "anorgasmia" side effect, which is a nuisance, as well as another one that I haven't seen mentioned: slight urine retention. After I urinate, there's usually just a little bit left (in my urethra, I guess) that dribbles ot later, like when I return to my desk and sit down (as I sit down ... there it goes.) It's not a "social problem" ... there's no big wet spot on my pants or anything, but it's annoying. My Dr. gave me Urispas to counter it, and it seemed to work initally, but then stopped. I didn't knwo what to make of it and just gave up.
I also (!) suffer from severe sweating at the slightest bit of activity. In the summer I would leave little wet spots on the plastic chairs at work. I was happy when Winter came, because the decrease in temperature helped a little, but now if the office is kept at a temperature that everyone else is comfortable at, I'm sweating and I feel like I can't breathe! (This is also hard to explain to my co-workers, because before I was on the Effexor I used to wear sweaters all the time, even into June, because I just wasn't hot!
Sorry this is so long... any advice?




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