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to everyone claiming age/anxiety/depression are causing the struggle to work out it could in fact be the effexor
I prior to taking effexor i was in decent shape-was a dancer and an aerialist for fun after work so was dancing 2-3 days a week and working out another 2-3 days a week. after 2 weeks on effexor xr i could barely get through a dance class and a month in couldn't walk from the parking lot to my work building without stopping and taking a break, my muscles would be so weak and my legs would be shaking and so sore just from walking that by the time i got to my desk i was exhausted.
told my dr, dr said it was all in my head so i tried it for another month. my muscles deteriorated so much i could barely carry bags or simple things like put my hair on a ponytail. doctor ran other tests nothing else was causing it finally ran bloodwork then promptly took me off the medication. a year later im still rebuilding the muscle mass i lost and am no where near where i was prior to effexor. i still struggle with a basic push up let alone a pull up (used to be able to do 10).
muscle weakness and deterioration on this med is no joke. ive been told i may never get back to where i was. if something isnt right with your meds speak up, you know your body and meds effect everyone differently.
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