I sweat frequently and get dizzy when standing. I exercise, eat right, and watch my portions but I don't loose weight.
Weight gain is one concern or side effect of being on Effexor, however it does not effect all people that way. I lost weight while on effexor, it's the same thing with all anti depressants, they effect individuals in different ways because we all have different chemical make ups. With that much weight gain you may want to talk to your doctor about options, effexor is not easy to get off of though.
There are various effects of Effexor and the following list may not be a complete one. But we believe that is a pretty comprehensive list.
Some of the effects are followed by a percentage figure which represents the number of people in every 100, under the medication, who are likely to get affected by the effects. The effects are abnormal ejaculation (8-16%), akathisia or agitation (3-4%), apathy, constipation, decreased appetite (8-20%), decreased libido (3-9%), dizziness (11-20%), dry mouth (12-16%), electric shock-like sensations, fatigue, headache (34%), hypertension (4-5%), impulsive actions, increased anxiety, increased yawning (3-5%), insomnia (15-23%), memory loss, nausea (21-35%), irritable bowel syndrome, orthostatic hypotension, restless legs syndrome, sexual dysfunction (14-34%), sweating (10-14%), vertigo, vivid/abnormal dreams (3-7%).
All the above figures have been provided by Wyeth, who introduced the drug to the US market.
I don't see weight gain a part of the same, however decreased appetite can further be the opposite of the same.
- Effexor Information for Consumers
- Effexor Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Effexor (detailed)
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