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Can Effexor XR cause fatigue as a side-effect?

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Posted on Sat, 10 Aug 2019
Question: I was put in effexor xr for health anxiety, GAD, and depression. I had blood in my urine a year ago and has to go to a urologist for another UA, cytoscopy, rectal exam, and a CT scan of my abdomen and pelvic area. Then they did 3 chest xrays, Head CT scan and numerous blood work. I've also had a colonoscopy in the last two years. They said everything was normal. Now I'm always fatigued and tired. Do you think they missed something or could this be the effexor xr? I've been on in for close to a year. They increased my the dose a month ago. Is this the medicine or cancer?
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Consultation.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

No, Effexor XR does not cause the symptoms you mentioned. Furthermore, the concern about cancer is simply your health anxiety talking -- the doctors did a thorough workup, so you do not seem to have cancer.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (3 hours later)
so you think I'm worked up over nothing?
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Followup.

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Yes, since the doctors did a thorough workup, you do not have cancer.

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thank you!
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Followup

Detailed Answer:

You're welcome!

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Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Alexander H. Sheppe
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Can Effexor XR cause fatigue as a side-effect?

Brief Answer: Consultation. Detailed Answer: Hi, No, Effexor XR does not cause the symptoms you mentioned. Furthermore, the concern about cancer is simply your health anxiety talking -- the doctors did a thorough workup, so you do not seem to have cancer. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.