I was put on venlafaxine round about 8 month's ago and my weight as plummeted my appetite as not in anyway so I can't understand why the weight gain can anyone relate to my problem ?
I was put on a number of meds round about the same time bp meds ashma meds and venlafaxine so its been hard to pin point which one is the culprit visited my gp yesterday and he confirmed venlafaxine he advised me to drop my dose for 4weeks and see how my weight goes I'm tempted but at the same time I don't wanna go down hill with my mental illness
Wow! I'm surprised to see so many comments while reading tonight on weight gain from
Effexor. I took it years ago (about 10 or so) and didn't gain any weight and my dr and I have recently been talking about going back to it. I only changed bc after a few years of use I felt it wasn't working as well as it originally had and wanted to try something new. Now, after trying quite a few others we are thinking of trying that again next. I knew I hadn't gained on it last time but, asked again about if it caused weight gain and he said it was very rare and normally caused weight loss.
As someone said in a post somewhere I read tonight... the depression and anxiety is enough to deal with, gaining weight is not something most of us want to add to it.
- Venlafaxine Information for Consumers
- Venlafaxine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Venlafaxine (detailed)
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