My wife has recently been proscribed venlafaxine, and has only taken it for a day and is experiencing cold speels and would like to know if it is normal
Chills are a common side-effect. If she is having "cold spells", it is probably a combination of chills but also that it is making her sweat a little more than usual (which is another side-effect) and it can make your skin clammy (another side-effect). All 3 put together would naturally make her feel cold, especially if she is in an area with air conditioning or strong drafts. Reassure her that most of the minor side-effects reduce and/or end as her body becomes more used to the medication. If she feels like she can't deal with the side-effect, make sure she tells her doctor before she decides to just stop taking the medication.
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