Well that's strange ,I have a thyroid disorder n that (medicine) was recommended to me. But, maybe the doctor is thinking he/she needs to check it out first concerning your thyroids,than go from there with the antidepressants. Thyroid throws almost everything off balance n can contribute to mood swings n depression. As well as dizziness/a feeling of drunkenness! So it's good to kind of divide/sort out what's what. That's if the doctor just discovered you have thyroid trouble. Keep Us posted?
Hi, Mohr! I wasn't aware of any problem either, and I am hypothyroid. It was my psychiatrist who prescribed my Effexor and thyroxine, so I don't think it's a bad idea just something that should be monitored.
I found this on Pfizer's website:
*Endocrine system - Very Rare <1/1000: galactorrhoea, goiter, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodule, thyroiditis.*
Hope this helps! WCV
- Effexor Information for Consumers
- Effexor Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Effexor (detailed)
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