Effexor Xr Night Sweats?
Posted 21 May 2011 - 11:18 PM
Posted 21 May 2011 - 11:50 PM
I don't take Effexor, but I have heard that many SSRI's and SNRI's do this. I've taken Cymbalta for about two years, and I occasionally have night sweats. At first I figured it was just an activation side effect, and that it would eventually go away; for the most part, it has, but there are nights I wake up drenched. Most antidepressants increase the chance of overheating, which causes your body to compensate by sweating and other thermoregulation mechanisms. With your dramatic increase in dose, it's possible that your night sweats are a temporary effect. You don't seem to be terribly worried about it, as I wouldn't be either. If it continues or becomes intolerable, talk to your doctor. I would wait atleast 2-3wks for your body to accomodate the daily 75mg dose.
Hope this helps. Keep us posted.
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Posted 22 May 2011 - 08:30 PM
Basically, if it helps and the side effect is tolerable, stick with it; if it's really bad and doesn't ease up, check with the doc about other options.
Good luck! :)
Posted 31 May 2011 - 02:30 PM
Has anyone had night sweats on Effexor XR? I've been on it about 3.5 weeks and recently went up in dose from 3.5 mg to 75 mg. I wake up in the night and the whole back of my head is usually damp with sweat, but the rest of my body seems pretty dry. It's weird. Anyone have a similar experience, and does it go away??
I´m currently taking 300 mg of Effexor XR and I didn´t experience such thing. Side effects for me palliate over time. Are you taking anything else?
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 01:05 PM
I've just started taking Effexor and i know where you're coming from with the sweats. It doesnt happen every night to me but when it does its strange because its winter where I am now. I also have terrible twiching and extremely vivid dreams which scare me sometimes. Does anyone know if this will stop?
Posted 04 June 2011 - 08:06 PM
Posted 05 June 2011 - 11:39 AM
Thanks everyone, and no I am not taking anything else. I seem to overheat easier since taking Effexor, but thankfully I'm not sweating horribly every night. I too get twitches sometimes and my dreams have been more unsettling lately. Hopefully these things will pass soon.
Our bodies do tend to adjust.
Keep us posted.
Edited by Tim 52, 05 June 2011 - 11:39 AM.
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