Just wondered if anyone had ever suffered from a raised blood pressure and heart rate as a result of effexor. It is a side effect that can happen when taking doses above 200mg. I have been taking 225mg for about 3 months now and just recently have noticed my resting heaqrt rate to be about 90bpm and for someone who does a lot of exercise, I thought this was odd so I went to my doc and she said my blood pressure was higher than normal.
She told me it was as a result of the effexor which is what I had thought and said not to worry about it. Im not going to worry too much as its not causing me any problems so its best to leave things as they are as the effexor is really helping me.
Just wondered if anyone else had suffered this and what they did about it?
(also posted on anxiety forum)