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Effexor and Itching All Over

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By Fabs
December 1, 2013
Fabs wrote
Cipralex vs Effexor
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I was first treated with Cipralex, for Depression NOS, but it made me numb/depressed after 3 weeks. I eventually self-diagnosed with cylothymic disorder and my new pdoc has me on Effexor. It has almost instantly knocked out my ptsd. There are usually a couple days of exhaustion and restlessness when raising dosage. Despairing thoughts no longer frequent the mind. Course of treatment -1 year.
Spudz  |  July 5, 2014
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By dirk cunnington
September 10, 2013
dirk cunnington wrote
In praise of Effexor - wonder of wonders
This drug is horrible. It gave me a headache everyday for 6 weeks. I went off of it, and was extremely ill. I couldn't even get out of bed one of the days....sharp head pains, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea. DO NOT take this medication until you learn the withdrawal symptoms. Easing off of it slowly just prolongs the agony.
Sue  |  October 15, 2014
I concur wholeheartedly! "SO, don’t criticize Effexor because it didn’t give you what you were looking to get – embrace it because it takes you to a better place that you never knew existed. But you have to want to go there, to find your true self." Well said. By-the-by; I was recently rx'd a serotonin making drug called amyltriptaline- poof; brain favors it truly. Utopia might be some Mu receptors and Celebrex; then no unnecessary toil on my brain nor being nor spirit. Ah, but such is lif
dutchfish  |  June 13, 2014
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By Elizabeth
September 6, 2013
Elizabeth wrote
Effexor & Swollen Feet
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By judy
September 1, 2013
judy wrote
i have lost my mind completely
Does takeing covesyl lesson the effect of efexor
diane  |  August 26, 2014
wish you did too
August 20, 2014
I was on high dose effexor and also "lost" several years. I simply STOPPED taking this drug, and with the help/love/understanding of my wonderful lady, I have (so far) been able to function without it. For the first time in a long while, I am aware of what I am doing. It has been five LONG months, but..... I CAN DO IT!!
Russ  |  August 20, 2014
I can totally empathise with you I feel exactly the same - I am suffering from Anxiety & Depression have been taking venlafaxine and flupentixol for years and although I am much worse without the meds I still manage to embarrass myself on a regular basis to the point my eldest son is ashamed of me and doesn't care about me anymore. I worry constantly that the rest of my family will soon decide I am not good enough for them also and they will start to look down at me and decide to disown me, too
Diane  |  July 26, 2014
I understand what you are saying and how you feel. I think my son cares as well as a few other people but they are just tired of hearing it. I know I am and I'll bet you are too. I don't have any magic words. I wish I did.
Bonnie  |  March 27, 2014
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What patients are saying about Effexor and Itching All Over

47 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
have now: the rash on the neck and back and itching ALL over...
EffexorSam, I too was on Effexor and had EXACTLY what you have now: the rash on the neck and back and itching ALL over. I had it ON it, and OFF it. It...
It's been one month now on Effexor and I've noticed that...
...gets flushed and I start itching all over! It's been one month now on Effexor and I've noticed that my tolerance was gone ...last night and i wasn't flushed AT ALL, no itching and my lips...
off. My question is: I have extreme itching all over...
...37.5mg of effexor and then 1/4 etc. until I get completely off. My question is: I have extreme itching all over my body and I was wondering if it is because of weaning off effexor xr or...
I had been having terrible feelings of depression, paranoia...
...taking 75mg of Effexor now. I immediately felt better. I had been having terrible feelings of depression, paranoia, anxiety and wanted ...and now I'm having terrible itching all over my body. ...
taken effexor myself but I'm currently helping my boyfriend...
...I've never taken effexor myself but I'm currently helping my boyfriend go cold ...that he stopped taking his effexor. In many ...tempered and is having really bad itching all over his body. ...
for the sexual side effects. Then I started taking Effexor...
...and liked its results except for the sexual side effects. Then I started taking Effexor and at first thought ...and now I am itching all over from head to ...itching while taking Effexor and ...
- Effexor has to rank as one of the worst drugs ever. Any...
...on Effexor XR 150mg a ...sleep, nausea, brain shivers, itching all over etc etc. This really stinks - Effexor has to rank as one of the worst drugs ever. Any suggestions? ...I can try? Benadr...
did you switch to Effexor? What's different about Effexor...
...I developed an allergic reaction (itching all over) to prozac. I guess now ...Re: switching from Celexa to Effexor Why did you switch to Effexor? What's different about Effexor from...
I'm pretty happy with the results of Effexor at this...
...I take Effexor XR 75mg and experienced many side-effects at first; headaches, abdominal pain, poor sleep, and generalized itching. Also, it ...again. I'm pretty happy with the results of Effex...
to paper. Anyway, I was on Effexor, and I had to stop...
...those hard times, I couldn't write, or put my pain to paper. Anyway, I was on Effexor, and I had to stop it Last Friday, as ...told my doctor about the itching all over my body, she said to...
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