I've noticed since being prescribed Effexor XR 225mg that I sweat an inhuman amount. I am overweight but not obese and I'm relatively active (construction worker). I am an alcoholic which has spun out of control since taking the Effexor but even on days where I don't drink and have no "booze to sweat out" I still POUR sweat. So far I'm lost and feeling alone on this.
You'd be surprised how many of your problems are related to your excess drinking if you are a true alcoholic. It takes a huge toll on the body and mind. But I took Effexor for a while and it made me super hot and sweaty, and I'm fairly thin. Although Effexor caused a good bit of weight gain. It's probably the combination of alcohol and Effexor. I would bet money that if you took care of your drinking, you probably wouldn't need quite the same amount of anti-depressant.
jkhobbs; yes Effexor is known for this side effect and of course, the drinking problem is not helping you really should fess up with the doctor about the Effexor is causing you to drink more. Never stop the Effexor get help with the doctor if that is what you guys decide you think a hangover is bad Effexor XR withdrawal is so bad so you will need help if that is what the doctor wants you to do there are many others that won't cause this and won't cause the need for extra alcohol. good luck my friend Chuc1957
Im currently down from 150mg to 112mg. The sweating is insane. Im a big guy too but i wk like 5 miles daily and work as a line cook. Its been a helpful med to get me not suicidal but now i sweat enough for 10 men just walking around.
I wish I could post a video that I took a couple of days ago after just taking a half a mile walk. I was dripping with so much sweat and was literally able to ring my shirt out with pouring liquid that was only sweat
You all should talk to your doctors. There are medications and even some OTC products that can minimize or eliminate the problem. Also, if you research hyperhidrosis treatments online there are many options available.
There's no guarantee that they'll work for you but they're worth trying. Better than just sweating it out.
Very common (10% or more of users): Sweating (up to 19.3%), night sweats (up to 11.4%)"
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