Can Effexor XR cause sinus problems?

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MMSnyder
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   Posted 5/29/2006 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I just started taking Effexor XR 225mg approx. 5 days ago and since then my sinuses have really been hurting! I was taking 150mg for a few months and then the psychiatrist put me up to 225. Is it a coincidence, or is it a side effect from going up to 225mg? I didn't have this problem back in February when my family doctor doubled my dose from 75mg to 150mg. Maybe I'm just weird....LOL!
 
Michelle

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   Posted 5/30/2006 4:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Michelle,  That is really weird....I take 225mg of Effexor XR also.  I haven't noticed any problems like that.  I have been at this dose since November. 


 


Jan Marie
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   Posted 5/30/2006 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hallo Michelle. I am on a low dose of Effexor - 75 mg and when I first started it last November I had really bad sinus pain. I had to come off of Lexapro because the sinus pain was so bad - my whole face ballooned and my eyes were little slits! I am pleased to say that the sinus pain on the Effexor did disappear. I have had sinus problems all my life so I guess I am rather susceptible to this side effect. Hope yours goes away like mine did.
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