Effexor Abnormal Dreams Side Effect Reports
The following Effexor Abnormal Dreams side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.
This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Abnormal Dreams, can occur, and what you can do about them.
A side effect could appear soon after you start Effexor or it might take time to develop.
|Road Traffic Accident, Abnormal Dreams, Insomnia, Decreased Interest, Irritability, Crying, Depressed Mood|
This Abnormal Dreams side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 60-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Effexor Xr (dosage: 150 Mg, 1x/day), which was started on 2014. Concurrently used drugs:
|Weight Increased, Paraesthesia, Formication, Feeling Abnormal, Withdrawal Syndrome, Vomiting, Headache, Insomnia, Abnormal Dreams|
This Abnormal Dreams Effexor side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Sep 02, 2013. A Female , 45 years of age, was treated with Effexor. The patient presented the following health conditions:
|Emotional Disorder, Hyperhidrosis, Abnormal Dreams, Abdominal Discomfort|
This is a Effexor Xr side effect report of a 70-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression,anxiety, who was treated with Effexor Xr (dosage:75 Mg, Unk, start time: 201202), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Abnormal Dreams side effect. The patient presented with:
A 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: depression,hypertension started Effexor Xr treatment (dosage: 75 Mg, 1x/day) on 2004. Soon after starting Effexor Xr treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
|Abnormal Dreams, Dizziness, Balance Disorder|
A female patient from US was prescribed and started Effexor Xr on May 20, 2013. Patient felt the following Effexor side effects: abnormal dreams, dizziness, balance disorder Additional patient health information: Female , 71 years of age, weighting 138.9 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with
This report suggests a potential Effexor Xr Abnormal Dreams side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 70-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression,hypertension,osteopenia,gastrooesophageal reflux disease and used Effexor Xr (dosage: 37.5 Mg, 1x/day) starting 201110. Soon after starting Effexor Xr the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Apr 26, 2013 by a Female taking Effexor Xr (dosage: 75 Mg, 1x/day) was diagnosed with
Associated medications used:
|Gynaecomastia, Abnormal Dreams, Gender Identity Disorder|
This Abnormal Dreams problem was reported by a health professional from FR. A 40-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): depression.On 200907 a consumer started treatment with Effexor Lp (dosage: 75 Mg, 1x/day). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Effexor Lp, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
|Feeling Abnormal, Headache, Abnormal Dreams|
This is a Effexor Xr side effect report of a 34-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: depression,anxiety and was treated with Effexor Xr (dosage: 75 Mg, 3x/day) starting 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
|Shock, Confusional State, Arthritis, Agitation, Muscle Twitching, Hyperhidrosis, Somnolence, Abnormal Dreams|
This Abnormal Dreams side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Oct 09, 2012. A patient from US , 42 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, was diagnosed with
|Malaise, Abnormal Dreams, Confusional State|
This Abnormal Dreams side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 63-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression. The patient was prescribed Effexor Xr (dosage: 87.5 Mg, Daily (one Capsule Of 50mg And Another Of 37.5mg)), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Effexor Xr the consumer reported the following symptoms:
|Depression, Anxiety, Fatigue, Dizziness, Headache, Abnormal Dreams, Irritable Bowel Syndrome|
This Abnormal Dreams Effexor Xr side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Nov 30, 2012. A male , 38 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, was diagnosed with
|Hallucination, Auditory, Memory Impairment, Abnormal Dreams, Irritability, Nervousness, Crying, Hallucination, Visual|
This is a Effexor Xr side effect report of a female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: depression,stress,diabetes mellitus, who was treated with Effexor Xr (dosage:150 Mg, 2x/day, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Abnormal Dreams side effect. The patient presented with:
|Energy Increased, Abnormal Dreams, Gait Disturbance, Dizziness, Bedridden, Crying|
A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Effexor Xr treatment (dosage: 150 Mg, 1x/day) on Nov 01, 2010. Soon after starting Effexor Xr treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
|Nightmare, Stress, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma, Bronchitis, Abnormal Dreams, Feeling Abnormal, Emotional Disorder, Oropharyngeal Plaque|
A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Effexor on Feb 02, 2012. After Effexor was administered, patient encountered several Effexor side effects: nightmare, stress, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, bronchitis, abnormal dreams, feeling abnormal, emotional disorder, oropharyngeal plaque Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 137.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with
|Headache, Abnormal Dreams, Insomnia, Withdrawal Syndrome, Nausea, Nightmare, Vomiting, Abdominal Pain Upper|
This report suggests a potential Effexor Abnormal Dreams side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression,bipolar disorder and used Effexor (dosage: NA) starting Jan 01, 2009. Soon after starting Effexor the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
|Abdominal Pain Upper, Abnormal Dreams, Nausea, Vomiting, Insomnia, Headache|
An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jan 30, 2012 by a male taking Effexor (dosage: 150 Mg, 2x/day) was diagnosed with
Multiple prescriptions taken:
This Abnormal Dreams problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): hot flush,osteoporosis,blood cholesterol increased.On Jun 20, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Effexor (dosage: 150 Mg). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
|Abnormal Dreams, Asthenia, Speech Disorder, Depression, Somnolence|
This is a Effexor side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Effexor (dosage: NA) starting Apr 28, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
|Diplopia, Anger, Abnormal Dreams|
This Abnormal Dreams side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on May 10, 2011. A patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 240.3 lb, was diagnosed with
Effexor Abnormal Dreams Causes and Reviews
What is Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
Lewy body dementia (LBD) is one of the most common types of dementia in older adults. Dementia is a loss of mental functions that is severe enough to affect your daily life and activities. These functions include
- Language skills
- Visual perception (your ability to make sense of what you see)
- Problem solving
- Trouble with everyday tasks
- The ability to focus and pay attention
There are two types of LBD: dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia.
Both types cause the same changes in the brain. And, over time, they can cause similar symptoms. The main difference is in when the cognitive (thinking) and movement symptoms start.
Dementia with Lewy bodies causes problems with thinking ability that seem similar to Alzheimer's disease. Later, it also causes other symptoms, such as movement symptoms, visual hallucinations, and certain sleep disorders. It also causes more trouble with mental activities than with memory.
Parkinson's disease dementia starts as a movement disorder. It first causes the symptoms of Parkinson's disease: slowed movement, muscle stiffness, tremor, and a shuffling walk. Later on, it causes dementia.What causes Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
LBD happens when Lewy bodies build up in parts of the brain that control memory, thinking, and movement. Lewy bodies are abnormal deposits of a protein called alpha-synuclein. Researchers don't know exactly why these deposits form. But they do know that other diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, also involve a build-up of that protein.Who is at risk for Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
The biggest risk factor for LBD is age; most people who get it are over age 50. People who have a family history of LBD are also at higher risk.What are the symptoms of Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
LBD is a progressive disease. This means that the symptoms start slowly and get worse over time. The most common symptoms include changes in cognition, movement, sleep, and behavior:
- Dementia, which is a loss of mental functions that is severe enough to affect your daily life and activities
- Changes in concentration, attention, alertness, and wakefulness. These changes usually happen from day to day. But sometimes they can also happen throughout the same day.
- Visual hallucinations, which means seeing things that are not there
- Problems with movement and posture, including slowness of movement, difficulty walking, and muscle stiffness. These are called parkinsonian motor symptoms.
- REM sleep behavior disorder, a condition in which a person seems to act out dreams. It may include vivid dreaming, talking in one's sleep, violent movements, or falling out of bed. This may be the earliest symptom of LBD in some people. It can appear several years before any other LBD symptoms.
- Changes in behavior and mood, such as depression, anxiety, and apathy (a lack of interest in normal daily activities or events)
In the early stages of LBD, symptoms can be mild, and people can function fairly normally. As the disease gets worse, people with LBD need more help due to problems with thinking and movement. In the later stages of the disease, they often cannot care for themselves.How is Lewy body dementia (LBD) diagnosed?
There isn't one test that can diagnose LBD. It is important to see an experienced doctor to get a diagnosis. This would usually be specialist such as a neurologist. The doctor will
- Do a medical history, including taking a detailed account of the symptoms. The doctor will talk to both the patient and caregivers.
- Do physical and neurological exams
- Do tests to rule out other conditions that could cause similar symptoms. These could include blood tests and brain imaging tests.
- Do neuropsychological tests to evaluate memory and other cognitive functions
LBD can be hard to diagnose, because Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease cause similar symptoms. Scientists think that Lewy body disease might be related to these diseases, or that they sometimes happen together.
It's also important to know which type of LBD a person has, so the doctor can treat that type's particular symptoms. It also helps the doctor understand how the disease will affect the person over time. The doctor makes a diagnosis based on when certain symptoms start:
- If cognitive symptoms start within a year of movement problems, the diagnosis is dementia with Lewy bodies
- If cognitive problems start more than a year after the movement problems, the diagnosis is Parkinson's disease dementia
There is no cure for LBD, but treatments can help with the symptoms:
- Medicines may help with some of the cognitive, movement, and psychiatric symptoms
- Physical therapy can help with movement problems
- Occupational therapy may help find ways to more easily do everyday activities
- Speech therapy may help with swallowing difficulties and trouble speaking loudly and clearly
- Mental health counseling can help people with LBD and their families learn how to manage difficult emotions and behaviors. It can also help them plan for the future.
- Music or art therapy may reduce anxiety and improve well-being
Support groups can also be helpful for people with LBD and their caregivers. Support groups can give emotional and social support. They are also a place where people can share tips about how to deal with day-to-day challenges.
NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Effexor Abnormal Dreams Reviews
|Sun, 06 May 2012|
I'm experiencing severe dizyness almost do face plants to the ground a dozen times a day. Can't focus when tryin to read.
|Tue, 02 Oct 2012|
all of the above plus hives massive weight gain....An evil drug...should be taken off the market!!
|Mon, 02 May 2011|
Thank you everyone. I am definitely going to tell my shrink that I need to get off Effexor
|Thu, 07 Jun 2012|
Does anyone else feel that Effexor XR doesn't work as well when they are either having a bout of influenza or herpes, or another viral infection? I get brain zaps even on my normal dosage (150mg/day) if I am experiencing a cold or herpes outbreak.
|Wed, 04 Nov 2009|
|tendon tears Effexor?|
|Tue, 12 May 2009|
|Effexor raised my blood presure alot ,I had extreme painful headaches,rash that started on my face which was horrible,then spread to my chest,my neck was beat red I itched so badly.I think docotrs need to be more educated on this med before giveing it out so quickly.|
|Sun, 17 May 2009|
|Effexor was horrible for me...as soon as I started it I started having panic attacks worse than ever (supposed to help them) scary bad dreams, waking up in a sweat and not knowing who I was, then depression. The first day I expeirenced the panic attacks fast heartrate, I called my Dr. and he assured me that it could not have taken effect that fast, not true! He told me to keep takin the medicine, I trusted his word until I ended up in the hospital feeling like I was loosing my mind. I ended up going into a very deep depression. This was many years ago but I read some of the post and thought I would share my experience. If your told that there is no way that you could be feeling any interactions on the first day, use your own judgement, I trusted my Dr's word and I almost died.|
|Sat, 11 Jun 2011|
|I Lost my children because of this drug, i almost took my own life and a life of someone very close to me, I also have liver damage, who do these people think they are making these and giving them to people?|
|Wed, 02 Dec 2009|
|Effexor amp; Pristiq is poison - I would know, I started taking it at 16 yrs old, instead of counselling I was given Effexor by a 'psychiatrist drug dealer' I was never offered counselling. I spent of $25,000 on this medication in my lifetime. Discontinuation Syndrome has been my worst nightmare. The brain zaps are disgusting. I wish I could get all of the people who hate venlafaxine together to sue these pharmaceutical companies. They have earnt billions of dollars off the suffering of us and we are the only ones who pay.|