Posted by msk09 on October 12, 2009, at 4:58:25
In reply to Re: Reboxetine/Edronax experiences » jrbecker76, posted by cactus on June 22, 2009, at 3:08:09
I thought I'd share some of my own experiences and what i've heard and seen in others (just so you know, it's not just you)
My sister and I both take Edronax and have experienced the same side effects you describe, but with a bit of a difference and I will go to explain...sorry, but bit of a story needed to explain clearly
My sister has been taking it for a little longer than me. We both take 2 x 4mgs twice daily.
I do find that it gives me a dry mouth, but because I don't drink enough water, it encourages me to do so, which becomes a kind of beneficial tool in the end.
I exercise regularly and have done so for a while, so I know that these effects are from the edronax.
I only get the runny nose (clear and like a tap also) if I go running and my sister experienced the same thing not long ago whilst running. The first time it happened, my nose ran for 4-5 days with constant sneezing which drove me mad! I thought I'd just caught a cold or something.
It stopped eventually, and I went running again. The same thing happened, but only lasted the rest of the day. I thought it bizaar as I hadn't experienced it before and have never had hayfever. The next time I went running again it happened again so I thought seeing as there was a pattern, I should investigate and experiment.
I asked a friend who is a qualified sports scientist about running, runny nose and sneezing. She said that some people get a runny nose when running becuase when the core body temperature rises, it liquifies the mucus in our body. She suggested that the sneezing was due to the runny nose irritating something. She suggested trying a nasal spray before running to clear the nose, and an antihistamine to prevent the sneezing.
This worked the first time preventing the nose running just after I'd stopped the exercise and therefore no sneezing.
I've been running many times since and have noticed that.....
....if i dont use the nasal spray before, I get a runny nose for hours after (just discovering this now, as in today)
....the antihistamine only stops the sneezing, not the runny nose.
I spoke to my doctor about it and he said that another patient had been complaining of sneezing and my sister couldn't stop sneezing whils we were running last week (which she said had never happened before like that)
I also notice that my nose is extremely senstive even after it stops running - a feeling as if it was icy cold and the cold air kind of almost hurts so you prefer breathing through you mouth only until it stops.
So I have come to my own little conclusion....
Somehow something in Edronax makes the inside of the nose more sensitive, which can cause it to run or..... Edronax causes the nose to run, which makes it more sensitive. I'm not sure which comes first yet, the chicken or the egg, but i'm searching for answers and a solution because apart from this side effect, I think it works very well for me and have no other reason to stop taking it.
I understand that in your experince, your nose runs constantly for long periods of time, without the exercise being a catalyst, but hopefully this post helps in finding a solution. Maybe you already have the answer (if you do, please share)
Hopefully the latter is the case for both of us
Stay well and hope to hear some replies soon