I've been taking Effexor XR for a while now, and I have these bumps on my calves and shins that are bright red in color, and they are almost hard like a mosquito bite would be. They don't itch, nor do they hurt, they range in size from about the size of a dime to about the size of a half dollar. They don't bother me other than they look awful. I also have tons of purple small bumps on top of my right foot, again they don't bother me, these feel identical to a mosquito bite. Anyone else have this problem? I can't find anything that looks similar. HELLLPPPPP!!!
atoro579w; I do think you should still check with the doctor this is what I found in the side effects Now i would not be real worried but also if anything new you are taking because there are a lot of interactions in natural med over the counter medications so always check with the doctor or Pharmacist prior to starting something and letting them know what your taking. Also do you take any aspirin because this med does thin the blood and a lot of the markings the bigger ones I see like when you bump into something or like with my mom when I used to help her out of a chair or something big red rash would show up where I had hardly put any pressure it's just minor broken blood vessels ect. But the purple dots sounds more like a rash.So the best is call your doctor here is the copy and paste of the part of side effects that list skin problems. good luck and please if you can could you let me know I have also been on this for 10 years or so and never had a problem. Chuck1957_____copy paste (((Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions******** (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black, tarry, or bloody stools; chest pain or discomfort; decreased coordination; decreased sexual desire or ability; decreased urination; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, cough, or persistent sore throat; hallucinations; new or worsening mental, mood, or behavior changes (eg, aggressiveness, agitation, anxiety, depression, hostility, impulsiveness, inability to sit still, irritability, panic attacks, or restlessness); persistent trouble sleeping; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; ringing in the ears; seizures; severe stomach pain; severe or persistent headache or dizziness; shortness of breath; significant weight loss; suicidal thoughts or attempts; symptoms of low sodium levels (eg, headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, confusion, weakness, seizures, unsteadiness); tremor; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual weakness.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the
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