Venlafaxine

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Hi all

Has anyone experienced itching, bruising and burst blood vessels when on Venlafaxine?

I am currently taking 300mg daily and have been for 8 weeks.

Thank you

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  • Posted

    Bruising is considered a SERIOUS side effect of Effexor and you should contact your doctor!
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      Itching is also a side effect of unknown incidence.  Here's a list of side effects, all of which should be checked out by a doctor:

      In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by venlafaxine (the active ingredient contained in Effexor). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

      You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking venlafaxine:More commonHigh blood pressure

      lack or loss of strength

      severe headache

      sweatingLess commonBlurred vision

      chest pain

      fast or irregular heartbeat

      mood or mental changes

      ringing or buzzing in the ears

      suicidal thoughtsRareActions that are out of control

      convulsions

      high fever

      high or low blood pressure

      irritability

      itching or skin rash

      lightheadedness or fainting, especially when getting up suddenly from a sitting or lying position

      menstrual changes

      nervousness

      problems with urinating or holding urine

      severe muscle stiffness

      talking, feeling, and acting with excitement that you cannot control

      trouble breathing

      unusually pale skinIncidence not knownAgitation

      bloody, black, or tarry stools

      bloody stool or urine

      confusion

      dark urine

      decreased frequency or amount of urine

      diarrhea

      drowsiness

      fever

      general feeling of tiredness or weakness

      headache

      increased thirst

      light-colored stools

      muscle cramps, spasms, or pain

      nausea or vomiting

      nosebleeds

      overactive reflexes

      poor coordination

      red or purple spots on skin

      restlessness

      shivering

      stomach pain on upper right side

      swelling of the face, lower legs, ankles, hands, or fingers

      trembling or shaking that is hard to control

      twitching

      unusual bruising

      unusual tiredness or weakness

      vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

      yellow eyes or skin

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  • Posted

    Not at all hun you dhould go back to the docs with that hun im on 300mg slow release too but that dosnt happen to me ... The only thing i get is hot flushes hun x
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  • Posted

    Thank you everyone I did pop my GP today and was sent for tests I just wondered if anyone else has experienced this.
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  • Posted

    I've never experienced side effects like you mention.
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      Hi neil .... Am on 300mg of venlafaine and they moved me the weekend just gone to 375mg i was dizzy feelin like a wanted to vomt so i lowered my self back to my normal 300mg ..... But i am sure i remember feeling the same as when they upped me last year from 250mg to 300mg until i got used to them .... But im back to my normal now ... A still get anxiety constantly and a just do not know why
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      Richard, it may be that ven is just too activating for you.  There's another gal on here that has the same problem with ven. Over the years on it I had a lot of trouble with insomnia/restless sleep.
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    hello i am on 225mg XR and the only side effect i get is heavy sweatting at night. other than that i don't feel like im even taking any thing i feel the same some as i did befor i started them rolleyes
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