Good Evening. If you have been prescribed Effexor for another condition I would guess it is connect to anxiety/depression or along those lines. . Our emotions cause complex
physical symptoms. It is the intensity of our emotions that can send our body
into overdrive producing gastrointestinal upsets so I would hope by reducing your stress that your symptoms will decrease.
In clinical studies, the most common side effects with EFFEXOR were constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, and nervousness. Some of the common side effects with Effexor may lessen as your body adjusts to the medication. In general, it takes 4 to 8 weeks for antidepressant medication to work, and you may also begin to notice positive changes in your mood and behavior at this time.
I used this drug and when starting it I went very slow in increasing my dose until I felt OK and tolerated it well. I am looking at going back on this medication if the one I am now taking does not work for me.
Remember I am not a Dr. so always keep in close contact with your physician.
Moderator: Anxiety, Osteoarthritis,
GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease.
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