Effexor and night sweats

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   Posted 7/20/2009 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All

I take 225 mg of Effexor and have ben getting bad night sweats and was wondering if this was a side effect of taking this medication? and if it is do you have any suggestions on how to help this problem as it is really starting to affect my sleep.


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   Posted 7/21/2009 12:37 AM (GMT -7)   
hi ben, could be that the effexor is causing irregularities with tempreture. i have had this with mirtazapine, and with largactil when i was on them. could be that you need to regulate your body temp at night. light cooling worked for me. or alike me and others, i open up the window a bit. blankets that are designed for being cooler in summer and warmer in winter have helped me over the years as well. if you are a very warm blooded person as i am then an adjustment in your sleep wear may aleiviate the problem as well. effexor in general, well i did not have the problem of sweats, moreover i would ask the doc if you are any others meds, if the combo is causing this. how is your fluid intake? good luck, hoping some of the guys can give further info. all the best. jamie.

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   Posted 7/21/2009 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
If it has happened right when you started taking effexor and not before that, then it is probably a side effect of the medicine. Also, you have to take in account how long you have been on the medication. If you just started, that is when the side effects are most severe. If you have been taking this medication for a while, and it bothers you enough, I would switch medications. Talk to your doctor.
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   Posted 7/21/2009 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Guys
I think I will talk doctor concerning this as I have been on this medication for a while now so will chat with them later in the week.
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