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Effexor side-effects/withdrawal

Posted by Malia on August 16, 1999, at 15:58:11

In reply to Re: Effexor and "the squigglies", posted by Paul on August 14, 1999, at 15:54:16

I too got the "squigglies" if you can call it that. I also got more side-effects than I bargained for. I'm hypertensive, and on medication for high-blood pressure, and Effexor at 75-150 increased my blood pressure by 20 pts! Then I did feel restless, but still quite "good." I'm overweight, and I lost my appetite, and lost nearly 10 lbs. in the two weeks I took it. That's why I'm so perplexed at those of you who gain weight on it. Are you underweight or thin? I'm wondering if Effexor gives us all opposite effects or our "normal" un-medicated eating behavior. In other words, if you don't eat enough to begin with, do you eat more on Effexor? Another side effect was sweating all the time. My doctor switched me to Serzone, primarily due to the high blood pressure. I don't like it. It's only been one week and I believe I'm also having Effexor withdrawal. I don't know what to request next. The difficulty I have in finding the right AD is dealing with my weight problem and trying to find an AD that doesn't cause weight gain, as well as high blood pressure. The doc says he may put me on wellbutrin next if this Serzone doesn't work, but I don't know what else to do. Maybe he should've tapered me off the Effexor before putting me on Serzone? Thanks for listening to my babble!




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