I am weaning off Cymbalta as I would like to try going without an AD. My Pdoc does not believe I will be able to stay off AD's and Effexor is the next in her arsenal.
Effexor is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SSNRIs).
Effexor is used to treat major depressive disorder, anxiety, and panic disorder
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from the medication. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take this medication with a full glass of water. Effexor should be taken with food.
Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of Effexor
side effects are more likely to occur, such as:
drowsiness, dizziness, nervousness, or anxiety;
dry mouth, increased sweating;
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation;
decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm;
headache, blurred vision;
tremor or chills; or
changes in appetite or weight.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
3 weeks is a long time for a sore throat, any other problems that may be the reason for the sore throat?
I am sorry this is going on and with you in France I can understand your difficulty in the communication issues.
The best known remedy is honey and lemon This is made by adding one tablespoon honey and the juice of one lemon to one cup of warm water. It should be sipped slowly yet not allowed to become cold.
A simple variation of the honey lemon tea is to mix the juice of one lemon with 1 tablespoon honey. Combine together and take a tablespoon every half hour.
Chamomile tea is also said to relieve a sore throat and is another herbal remedy that is also useful for relieving stress.
I hope you are soon feeling better, if not do get a recheck.
when I was on effexor my mouth was ALWAYS dry, so you need to drink lots of water if i found while taking effexor. I personally found effexor to not help me so much and I FINALLY got off of it without experiencing severe nauseau now and feeling weird and I feel a lot more alive.