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Re: Itchy/scratchy after Effexor?

Posted by dave on April 3, 1999, at 16:45:48

In reply to Re: Itchy/scratchy after Effexor?, posted by pej on April 2, 1999, at 6:33:48

> > I've been on Effexor XR for 2 months now and feel pretty wonderful, especially since increasing the dose 2 weeks ago. Suddenly, the past 2 days I have started itching all over at bedtime - Oatmeal baths and topical cortisone don't touch it. Could it possibly be the Effexor? I've never heard of being allergic to antidepressants. Will it go away? I am loathe to give this drug up; it took so long to find one that was helpful.
> >>Anne,
> As my post from last month mentioned, I had exactly the same problem. About the worst itching I've ever had. As soon as I told my psychopharm. he said we need to switch because it won't go away. I was very hopeful for the Effexor but I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole now. If you find a way around it, let me know. Phil

Anne, sorry to say I had the saem problem with
wellbutrin, once i doubled the dose up to 300mg
the itching started, my doc said quit it. so i did
but at that dose it was helping my depression and
smoking. The we tried celexa, that worked too but
i had a different skin related alergic reaction
to it and had to quit it. I told my doc i wanted
to try wellbutrin again at 150mgs, she said fine.
after 3 wks I was still itching, it would come
and go but never completely clearup, like you
toward the end it was most at bedtime(the itching).
I quit the wellbutrin, i think if it did go away
after 3wks, it wont. I dont know what will happen
next, gotta see the doc again, maybe i'll try w/o
an AD for a while. Good Luck to you, sorry I could
not tell you it will go away.




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