What Causes Fatigue Along With Constipation?
The side effects will go by own in some days.
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I can understand your concern. Constipation or reduced bowel movement are seen in a lot of individuals while on Effexor. High fibre diet, increased water intake usually results in improvement in most individuals. In around 3-4 weeks of starting the drug the side effects reduce in intensity and the drug become more tolerable. So if you have just increase the dose then you can wait for some days and you will see improvement.
Fatigue could be due to sedation caused by the drug. Tolerance to this side effect will also develop in some time but you have to wait for some days. Other option is to divide the 150 mg into 75 mg twice a day and this will improve the symptoms.
I hope this helps you. Please don't hesitate to ask follow up doubts if any.
You can take Isabgol powder.
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Very high fibre diets or you can take Isabgol powder or Psyllium Husk can be used for improvement of bowel movements. This you can find in most of supermarkets.
You are taking the drug since long and so to reduce fatigue and sedation you should take Vitamin B12 supplements. This will help to reduce the fatigue and will also supplement the actions of the Effexor.