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Side effects of Venlafaxine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hello, I have been on Cymbalta for a year now...weight gain at 21 pounds since starting...
User :   went to my dr to ask to change
User :   he took me from 60 mg on Cymbalta to Effexor RX intro dose
User :   I'm have numbness in right arm, lips and brain/head feels quite dizzy and odd
User :   called my dr and he said stop everything
User :   so scared that I'm sending my body into shock or something that could seriously harm me
Doctor :   ok
User :   at this point I'd rather stop it all and just see how I do b/c I'm getting scared of all these meds now. But I did find it helped me with my depression and anxiety
Doctor :   they are the side effects of Venlafaxine (effeexor)
User :   the brain shakes and numbness?

User :   so should I hang in there and just keep taking it or stop like my dr said
Doctor :   You should stop the drug as per your doc's advise
Doctor :   he will prescribe you another drug depending on your present status

Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Are you back
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   Proceed
User :   what are the brain shakes?
Doctor :   ok
User :   that I've been reading about online?
Doctor :   Tell me what you felt exactly

Doctor :   there is some technical problem
User :   It is a combo or feeling
Doctor :   ok
User :   dizzy and
User :   like I'm drunk
Doctor :   ok
User :   room spinning
User :   light headed when I move
Doctor :   Did you feel like your body go out of your control like that
User :   no I have control
User :   just an odd feeling
User :   very odd
Doctor :   There is some technical problem with chat window .Can you please login again
Doctor :   I will be here only .
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