I am currently on 150mg of Effexor. Overall I am very happy with my progress but the only problem I have is that I have terrible nightsweats. The sweats are so bad that I have to change my pj's twice a night and put a towel down on my soaking bed. My whole body from my head to my toes sweats, I am literally dripping with sweat! My consultant says he has never heard of anyone else having such severe sweats. I would really like to know if anyone else has such bad night sweats?
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I had terrible night sweats on celexa, the same class of drugs. They stopped immediately after cessation of drug.
I have been taking effexor 150 for over 12 years and had the sweating the week before my period. Through a fluke, I started taking Salt Stick Caps because I run in extreme heat and these were recommended. For two months now, I have not sweated at all before my period and unless I am running, I only take one a day at night time. The Salt Stick Caps are electrolyte balancers with calcium, magnesium, chloride, sodium and potassium and antidepressants in general through electrolytes out of balance and can lower any magnesium intake. I want to make no promises because it has only been two months but my ability to tolerate heat, dehydration and other side effects from effexor are much better. I also looked at some reviews and saw positive reviews. I hope they keep working.
I have them that bad. I freeze my husband out I have the air on and up to three fans blowing in the room. He's hunkered under blankets I mad because I'm still hot..lol
Wish you Luck!!
I am taking 225mg effexor and am also waking up during the night fully covered in sweat... very ANNOYING!!! What do we do to fix this?
34 years old. . .
I've been on 450mg of Effexor xr for ten years and I suffer almost nightly from terrible night sweats, this post has helped so much as I didn't know if it was the drug or something else wrong with me. I sweat during the day on my face and head even in winter ! But like so many others have said the drug works so I don't want to change it. I guess I'll just have to keep changing clothes overnight. Does anyone else have extremely vivid dreams just before waking drenched in sweat ? I experience this every night too.
For me, I was able to pinpoint the night sweats as happening when the Effexor is running LOW in my body -- e.g., if I forgot to take it one day, I would have terrible night sweats; or if I took it in the morning earlier than usual, then the following night, I would have milder night sweats when it started to wear off. I switched to taking it right before bed, and that has almost completely eliminated the night sweats for me (except when my schedule is off because of travelling across time zones).
I'm on Effexor 225mg, I'm 22 and I have horrible night sweats just like this. Sometimes extremely vivid nightmares and dreams too.
So glad I stumbled onto this thread! I have an answer to my dry mouth and severe sweating.
I am on 325mg Effexor. (Half, twice a day)My doctor prescribed it when the Prozac stopped working. I've been on Effexor for 10 years. I started getting horrible dry mouth a few months after starting the drug. I also sweat profusely with the slightest exertion. I don't have the sweating problem at night.
The dry mouth is the WORST though, painful sometimes.
Effexor works so well for me though, I am willing to work with the side effects.
My doctor told me Effexor doesn't last long in the body, even missing one dose can trigger withdrawal. Sometimes I would miss my bedtime dose and wake up in a panic. I make sure to take that night dose now.
I've been on venalflaxine/effexor for almost a year and a half. I am a 33 year old female. My dose is 225. For the first two months the medication made me feel awful... stomach/bowel issues you name it (I was on a lower dose when I started). It also made me burp a lot and I am not a burper! Very embarassing side effects. I take it at night before I go to bed, I notice that if I wake up at night I'm pretty dizzy, that's why I don't take it during the day. I've tried a few different types/brands/doses over the years but this seems to have leveled me out. Those who feel dull etc. I am sorry that it has had that effect on you. And understand how difficult it is to adjust to meds. I hope you find what works for you.
As for the night sweats they started about 6 or so months ago. Wake up completely drenched and gross. This is the first time I googled if it could be related to the meds. I hate having to wake up and change pjs in the middle of the night. I also have found that i have gained a lot of weight, which I think is a combination of meds and dealing with chronic pain.
Thanks to everyone who has shared their experiences.
Yes I do occasionally! Never used to before! I take 50mg venlafaxine x2
I have had severe night sweats on Effexor. Same thing, towel, changing clothes. I think it’s a timing thing. I’m starting to take mine in the mornings to see if that helps. I’m on 75mg/day.
28 yr old female, on 75mg. Been on med for 2 yrs and love it. Night sweats are the only side effect. In the summers it gets so bad that I have discolored spots that develop on my back and front torso. Doctor told me it is tinea versicolor and can be cured with anti fungal cream and head and shoulders (yes, gross!) It takes about 3 weeks to go away. This happened last year to me and now that summer is approaching I wanted to share this with my fellow night sweaters so you don’t have to suffer in silence if you have spots from the sweating!
Yes I do... Every damn night!!! I also change twice a night, and put towel on bed. I only go to bed with a tank top on and underwear cause of the night sweats.
Very common (10% or more): Sweating (up to 14% of users)
I’ve been on Effexor XR for only 3 months and I too have extreme night sweats. It has also caused mania and suicidal thoughts. I’m in the process of coming off of it completely.
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