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Effexor and my blood sugar Sad Panda

Posted by Racer on July 14, 2004, at 13:31:10

In reply to Re: Anyone's doctors rx-ing for weight gain? Racer, posted by Sad Panda on July 14, 2004, at 8:34:00

That's one of those stories that proves I'm not a scientist: While I was on Effexor, my husband started testing my blood sugar pretty frequently, because he thought he recognized signs of variation from his own experience. I did notice a *lot* of variation -- off meds, I'm pretty consistently in the low to mid 70s, but on Effexor I was anywhere from high 30s to low 180s -- but only put it together with the Effexor much later, after reading something that said it was one of the effects of long term, high dosage Effexor use shown in a very small number of studies. Light bulb moment for me. Until then, I just thought that I was probably developing some new, weird health problem! Since stopping the Effexor, I'm back to low to mid 70s on the rare occassions my husband checks me.

But, scientist or not, I did figure out that checking things like that and *asking* my doctor about weird changes correlating to beginning a new drug were both good ideas.

(And, further proof that I'm not doing all that well with The Good Doctor EyeCandy, when I was on Strattera and my periods changed radically, I didn't think to mention it to him -- just assumed that I was heading into menopause a bit earlier than expected! Gotta remind myself sometimes...)

You can have all the wishes of luck I can send you, buddy -- you've been so helpful for so many people, you've certainly earned it all.


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