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Body Effexor withdrawal Dry Mouth - The usual amount to moisture in the mouth is noticeably less. Effexor withdrawal Sweating Increased - A large quantity of perspiration that is medically caused. Cardiovascular (Involving the heart and the blood vessels) Effexor withdrawal Palpitation - Unusual and not normal heartbeat, that is sometimes irregular, but rapid and forceful thumping or fluttering.  It can be brought on by shock, excitement, exertion, or medical stimulants.  A person is normally unaware of his/her heartbeat. Effexor withdrawal Hypertension - is high blood pressure, which is a symptom of disease in the blood vessels leading away from the heart.  Hypertension is known as the “silent killer”.  The symptoms are usually not obvious, however it can lead to damage to the heart, brain, kidneys and eye, and even to stroke and kidney failure. Treatment includes dietary and lifestyle changes. Effexor withdrawal Bradycardia - The heart rate is slowed from 72 beats per minute, which is normal, to below 60 beats per minute in an adult. Effexor withdrawal Tachycardia - The heart rate is speeded up to above 100 beats per minute in an adult.  Normal adult heart rate is 72 beats per minute. Effexor withdrawal ECG Abnormal - A test called an electrocardiogram (ECG) that records the activity of the heart.  It measures heartbeats as will as the position and size of the heart’s four chambers.  It also measures if there is damage to the heart and the effects of drugs or mechanical devices like a pacemaker on the heart.  When the test is abnormal this means that one or more of the following are present: heart disease, defects, beating too fast or too slow, disease of the blood vessels leading from the heart or of the heart valves, and/or a past or about to occur heart attack. Effexor withdrawal Flushing - The skin all over the body turns red. Effexor withdrawal Varicose Vein - Unusually swollen veins near the surface of the skin that sometimes appear twisted and knotted, but always enlarged.  They are called hemorrhoids when they appear around the rectum.  The cause is attributed to hereditary weakness in the veins aggravated by obesity, pregnancy, pressure from standing, aging, etc.  Severe cases may develop swelling in the legs, ankles and feet, eczema and/or ulcers in the affected areas. Gastrointestinal (Involving the stomach and the intestines) Effexor withdrawal Abdominal Cramp/Pain - Sudden, severe, uncontrollable and painful shortening and thickening of the muscles in the belly.  The belly includes the stomach as well as the intestines, liver, kidneys, pancreas, spleen, gall bladder, and urinary bladder. Effexor withdrawal Belching - Noisy release of gas from the stomach through the mouth; a burp. Effexor withdrawal Bloating - Swelling of the belly caused by excessive intestinal gas. Effexor withdrawal Constipation - Difficulty in having a bowel movement where the material in the bowels is hard due to a lack of exercise, fluid intake, and roughage in the diet, or due to certain drugs. Effexor withdrawal Diarrhea - Unusually frequent and excessive, runny bowel movements that may result in severe dehydration and shock.
Effexor withdrawal Dyspepsia - Indigestion.  This is the discomfort you experience after eating.  It can be heartburn, gas, nausea, a bellyache or bloating. Effexor withdrawal Flatulence - More gas than normal in the digestive organs. Effexor withdrawal Gagging - Involuntary choking and/or involuntary throwing up. Effexor withdrawal Gastritis - A severe irritation of the mucus lining of the stomach either short in duration or lasting for a long period of time. Effexor withdrawal Gastroenteritis - A condition where the membranes of the stomach and intestines are irritated. Effexor withdrawal Gastroesophageal Reflux - A continuous state where stomach juices flow back into the throat causing acid indigestion and heartburn and possibly injury to the throat. Effexor withdrawal Heartburn - A burning pain in the area of the breastbone caused by stomach juices flowing back up into the throat. Effexor withdrawal Hemorrhoids - Small rounded purplish swollen veins that either bleed, itch or are painful and appear around the anus. Effexor withdrawal I ncreased Stool frequency - Diarrhea.  Effexor withdrawal Indigestion - Unable to properly consume and absorb food in the digestive tract causing constipation, nausea, stomach ache, gas, swollen belly, pain and general discomfort or sickness. Effexor withdrawal Nausea - Stomach irritation with a queasy sensation similar to motion sickness and a feeling that one is going to vomit. Effexor withdrawal Polyposis Gastric - Tumors that grow on stems in the lining of the stomach, which usually become cancerous. Effexor withdrawal Swallowing Difficulty - A feeling that food is stuck in the throat or upper chest area and won’t go down, making it difficult to swallow. Effexor withdrawal Toothache - Pain in a tooth above and below the gum line. Effexor withdrawal Vomiting - Involuntarily throwing up the contents of the stomach and usually getting a nauseated, sick feeling just prior to doing so. General Effexor withdrawal Allergy - The extreme sensitivity of body tissues triggered by substances in the air, drugs, or foods causing a reaction like sneezing, itching, asthma, hay fever, skin rashes, nausea and/or vomiting. Effexor withdrawal Anaphylaxis - A violent, sudden, and severe drop in blood pressure caused by a re-exposure to a foreign protein or a second dosage of a drug that may be fatal unless emergency treatment is given right away. Effexor withdrawal Asthenia - A physically weak condition. Effexor withdrawal Chest Pains - Severe discomfort in the chest caused by not enough oxygen going to the heart because of narrowing of the blood vessels or spasms. Effexor withdrawal Chills - Appearing pale while cold and shivering; sometimes with a fever. Effexor withdrawal Edema of Extremities - Abnormal swelling of the body’s tissue caused by the collection of fluid. Effexor withdrawal Fall - To suddenly lose your normal standing upright position as if you were shot. Effexor withdrawal Fatigue - Loss of normal strength so as to not be able to do the usual physical and mental activities. Effexor withdrawal Fever - Abnormally high body temperature, the normal being 98 degrees Fahrenheit or 37 degrees Centigrade in humans, which is a symptom of disease or disorder in the body.  The body is affected by feeling hot, chilled, sweaty, weak and exhausted.  If the fever goes too high, death can result. Effexor withdrawal Hot Flashes - Brief, abnormal enlargement of the blood vessels that causes a sudden heat sensation over the entire body.  Women in menopause will sometimes experience this. Effexor withdrawal Influenza-like Symptoms - Demonstrating irritation of the respiratory tract (organs of breathing) such as a cold, sudden fever, aches and pains, as well as feeling weak and seeking bed rest, which is similar to having the flu. Effexor withdrawal Leg Pain - A hurtful sensation in the legs that is caused by excessive stimulation of the nerve endings in the legs and results in extreme discomfort. Effexor withdrawal Malaise - The somewhat unclear feeling of discomfort you get when you start to feel sick. Effexor withdrawal Pain in Limb - Sudden, sharp and uncontrolled leg discomfort. Effexor withdrawal Syncope - A short period of light headedness or unconsciousness (black-out) also know as fainting caused by lack of oxygen to the brain because of an interruption in blood flowing to the brain. Effexor withdrawal Tightness of Chest - Mild or sharp discomfort, tightness or pressure in the chest area (anywhere between the throat and belly).  The causes can be mild or seriously life-threatening because they include the heart, lungs and surrounding muscles. Hemic and Lymphatic Disorders (Involving the blood and the clear fluids in the tissues that contain white blood cells) Effexor withdrawal Bruise - Damage to the skin resulting in a purple-green-yellow skin coloration that’s caused by breaking the blood vessels in the area without breaking the surface of the skin. Effexor withdrawal Anemia - A condition where the blood is no longer carrying enough oxygen, so the person looks pale and easily gets dizzy, weak and tired.  More severely, a person can end up with an abnormal heart, as well as breathing and digestive difficulties.  The causes of anemia are not enough protein in the red blood cells, or missing and chemically destroyed red blood cells, as well as diseased or destroyed bone marrow. Effexor withdrawal Nosebleed - Blood lost from the part of the face that has the organs of smell and is where the body takes in oxygen. Effexor withdrawal Hematoma - Broken blood vessels that cause a swelling in an area on the body. Effexor withdrawal Lymphadenopathy Cervical - The lymph nodes in the neck, which are part of the body’s immune system get swollen and enlarge by reacting to the presence of a drug.  The swelling is the result of the white blood cells multiplying in order to fight the invasion of the drug. Metabolic and Nutritional Disorders (Energy and health) Effexor withdrawal Arthralgia - Sudden sharp nerve pain in one or more joints. Effexor withdrawal Arthropathy - Having joint disease or abnormal joints. Effexor withdrawal Arthritis - Painfully inflamed and swollen joints.  The reddened and swollen condition is brought on by a serious injury or shock to the body either from physical or emotional causes. Effexor withdrawal Back Discomfort - Severe physical distress in the area from the neck to the pelvis along the backbone. Effexor withdrawal Bilirubin Increased - Bilirubin is a waste product of the breakdown of old blood cells.  Bilirubin is sent to the liver to be made water- soluble so it can be eliminated from the body through emptying the bladder.  A drug can interfere with or damage this normal liver function creating liver disease. Effexor withdrawal Decreased Weight - Uncontrolled and measured loss of heaviness or weight. Effexor withdrawal Gout - A severe arthritis condition that is caused by the dumping of a waste product called uric acid in the tissues and joints.  It can become worse and cause the body to develop a deformity after going through stages of pain, inflammation, severe tenderness, and stiffness. Effexor withdrawal Hepatic Enzymes Increased - An increase in the amount of paired liver proteins that regulate liver processes causing a condition where the liver functions abnormally. Effexor withdrawal Hypercholesterolemia - Too much cholesterol in the blood cells. Effexor withdrawal Hyperglycemia - An unhealthy amount of sugar in the blood. Effexor withdrawal Increased Weight - A concentration and storage of fat in the body accumulating over a period of time caused by unhealthy eating patterns, that can predispose the body to many disorders and diseases. Effexor withdrawal Jaw Pain - The pain due to irritation and swelling of the nerves associated with the mouth area where it opens and closes just in front of the ear.  Some of the symptoms are pain when chewing, head aches, losing your balance, stuffy ears or ringing in the ears, and teeth grinding. Effexor withdrawal Jaw Stiffness - The result of squeezing and grinding the teeth while asleep that can cause your teeth to deteriorate as well as the muscles and joints of the jaw. Effexor withdrawal Joint Stiffness - A loss of free motion and easy flexibility where any two bones come together. Effexor withdrawal Muscle Cramp - When muscles contract uncontrollably without warning and do not relax.  The muscles of any of the body’s organs can cramp. Effexor withdrawal Muscle Stiffness - Tightening of muscles making it difficult to bend. Effexor withdrawal Muscle Weakness - Loss of physical strength. Effexor withdrawal Myalgia - A general widespread pain and tenderness of the muscles. Effexor withdrawal Thirst - A strong, unnatural craving for moisture/water in the mouth and throat. Nervous System (Sensory channels) Effexor withdrawal Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - A pinched nerve in the wrist that causes pain, tingling, and numbing. Effexor withdrawal Coordination Abnormal - A lack of normal, harmonious interaction of the parts of the body when it is in motion. Effexor withdrawal Dizziness - Losing one’s balance while feeling unsteady and lightheaded which may lead to fainting. Effexor withdrawal Disequilibrium - Lack of mental and emotional balance. Effexor withdrawal Faintness - A temporary condition where one is likely to go unconscious and fall. Effexor withdrawal Headache - A sharp or dull persistent pain in the head Effexor withdrawal Hyperreflexia - A not normal and involuntary increased response in the tissues connecting the bones to the muscles. Effexor withdrawal Light-headed Feeling – Uncontrolled and usually brief loss of consciousness caused by lack of oxygen to the brain. Effexor withdrawal Migraine - Reoccurring severe head pain usually with nausea, vomiting, dizziness, flashes or spots before the eyes, and ringing in the ears Effexor withdrawal Muscle Contractions Involuntary - Spontaneous and uncontrollable tightening reaction of the muscles caused by electrical impulses from the nervous system. Effexor withdrawal Muscular Tone Increased - Uncontrolled and exaggeration muscle tension. Muscles are normally partially tensed and this is what gives us muscle tone. Effexor withdrawal Paresthesia - Burning, prickly, itchy, or tingling skin with no obvious or understood physical cause. Effexor withdrawal Restless Legs - A need to move the legs without any apparent reason. Sometimes there is pain, twitching, jerking, cramping, burning, or a creepy-crawly sensation associated with the movements. It worsens when a person is inactive and can interrupt one’s sleep so one feels the need to move to gain some relief. Effexor withdrawal Shaking - Uncontrolled quivering and trembling as if one is cold and chilled. Effexor withdrawal Sluggishness - Lack of alertness and energy, as well as being slow to respond or perform in life. Effexor withdrawal Tics - A contraction of a muscle causing a repeated movement not under the control of the person usually on the face or limbs. Effexor withdrawal Tremor - A nervous and involuntary vibrating or quivering of the body. Effexor withdrawal Twitching - Sharp, jerky and spastic motion sometimes with a sharp sudden pain. Effexor withdrawal Vertigo - A sensation of dizziness with disorientation and confusion. Psychiatric Disorders (Mental and emotional) Effexor withdrawal Aggravated Nervousness - A progressively worsening, irritated and troubled state of mind. Effexor withdrawal Agitation - Suddenly violent and forceful, emotionally disturbed state of mind. Effexor withdrawal Amnesia - Long term or short term, partial or full memory loss created by emotional or physical shock, severe illness, or a blow to the head where the person was caused pain and became unconsciousness. Effexor withdrawal Anxiety Attack - Sudden and intense feelings of fear, terror, and dread physically creating shortness of breath, sweating, trembling and heart palpitations. Effexor withdrawal Apathy - Complete lack of concern or interest for things that ordinarily would be regarded as important or would normally cause concern. Effexor withdrawal Appetite Decreased - Having a lack of appetite despite the ordinary caloric demands of living with a resulting unintentional loss of weight. Effexor withdrawal Appetite Increased - An unusual hunger causing one to overeat. Effexor withdrawal Auditory Hallucination - Hearing things without the voices or noises being present. Effexor withdrawal Bruxism - Grinding and clenching of teeth while sleeping. Effexor withdrawal Carbohydrate Craving - A drive and craving to eat foods rich in sugar and starches (sweets, snacks and junk foods) that intensifies as the diet becomes more and more unbalanced due to the unbalancing of the proper nutritional requirements of the body. Effexor withdrawal Concentration Impaired - Unable to easily focus your attention for long periods of time. Effexor withdrawal Confusion - Not able to think clearly and understand in order to make a logical decision. Effexor withdrawal Crying Abnormal - Unusual and not normal fits of weeping for short or long periods of time for no apparent reason. Effexor withdrawal Depersonalization - A condition where one has lost a normal sense of personal identity. Effexor withdrawal Depression - A hopeless feeling of failure, loss and sadness that can deteriorate into thoughts of death. Effexor withdrawal Disorientation - A loss of sense of direction, place, time or surroundings as well as mental confusion on personal identity. Effexor withdrawal Dreaming Abnormal - Dreaming that leaves a very clear, detailed picture and impression when awake that can last for a long period of time and sometimes be unpleasant. Effexor withdrawal Emotional Lability - Suddenly breaking out in laughter or crying or doing both without being able to control the outburst of emotion. These episodes are unstable as they are caused by things that normally would not have this effect on an individual. Effexor withdrawal Excitability - Uncontrollably responding to stimuli. Effexor withdrawal Feeling Unreal - The awareness that one has an undesirable emotion like fear but can’t seem to shake off the irrational feeling. For example, feeling like one is going crazy but rationally knowing that it is not true. The quality of this side effect resembles being in a bad dream and not being able to wake up. Effexor withdrawal Forgetfulness - Unable to remember what one ordinarily would remember. Effexor withdrawal Insomnia - Sleeplessness caused by physical stress, mental stress or stimulants such as coffee or medications; it is a condition of being abnormally awake when one would ordinarily be able to fall and remain asleep. Effexor withdrawal Irritability - Abnormally annoyed in response to a stimulus. Effexor withdrawal Jitteriness - Nervous fidgeting without an apparent cause. Effexor withdrawal Lethargy - Mental and physical sluggishness and apathy that can deteriorate into an unconscious state resembling deep sleep. A numbed state of mind. Effexor withdrawal Libido Decreased - An abnormal loss of sexual energy or desire. Effexor withdrawal Panic Reaction - A sudden, overpowering, chaotic and confused mental state of terror resulting in being doubt ridden often accompanied with hyperventilation, and extreme anxiety. Effexor withdrawal Restlessness Aggravated - A constantly worsening troubled state of mind characterized by the person being increasingly nervous, unable to relax, and easily angered. Effexor withdrawal Somnolence - Feeling sleepy all the time or having a condition of semi-consciousness. Effexor withdrawal Suicide Attempt - An unsuccessful deliberate attack on one’s own life with the intention of ending it. Effexor withdrawal Suicidal Tendency - Most likely will attempt to kill oneself. Effexor withdrawal Tremulousness Nervous - Very jumpy, shaky, and uneasy while feeling fearful and timid. The condition is characterized by thoughts of dreading the future, involuntary quivering, trembling, and feeling distressed and suddenly upset. Effexor withdrawal Yawning - involuntary opening of the mouth with deep inhalation of air. Reproductive Disorder Female Effexor withdrawal Breast Neoplasm - A tumor or cancer, of either of the two milk-secreting organs on the chest of a woman. Effexor withdrawal Menorrhagia - Abnormally heavy menstrual period or a menstrual flow that has continued for an unusually long period of time. Effexor withdrawal Menstrual Cramps - Painful, involuntary uterus contractions that women experience around the time of their menstrual period, sometimes causing pain in the lower back and thighs. Effexor withdrawal Menstrual Disorder - A disturbance or derangement in the normal function of a woman’s menstrual period. Effexor withdrawal Pelvic Inflammation - The reaction of the body to infectious, allergic, or chemical irritation, which in turn causes tissue irritation, injury, or bacterial infection characterized by pain, redness, swelling, and sometimes loss of function. The reaction usually begins in the uterus and spreads to the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and other areas in the hipbone region of the body. Effexor withdrawal Premenstrual Syndrome - Various physical and mental symptoms commonly experienced by women of childbearing age usually 2 to 7 days before the start of their monthly period. There are over 150 symptoms including eating binges, behavioral changes, moodiness, irritability, fatigue, fluid retention, breast tenderness, headaches, bloating, anxiety, and depression. The symptoms cease shortly after the period begins, and disappear with menopause. Effexor withdrawal Spotting Between Menses - Abnormal bleeding between periods. Unusual spotting between menstrual cycles. Respiratory System (Organs involved in breathing) Effexor withdrawal Asthma - A disease of the breathing system initiated by and allergic reaction or a chemical with repeated attacks of coughing, sticky mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, and a tight feeling in the chest. The disease can reach a state where it stops a person from exhaling, leading to unconsciousness and death. Effexor withdrawal Breath Shortness - Unnatural breathing using a lot off effort resulting in not enough air taken in by the body. Effexor withdrawal Bronchitis - Inflammation of the two main breathing tubes leading from the windpipe to the lungs. The disease is marked with coughing, a low-grade fever, chest pains, and hoarseness, caused by an allergic reaction. Effexor withdrawal Coughing - A cough is the response to an irritation, such as mucus, that causes the muscles controlling the breathing process to expel air from the lungs suddenly and noisily to keep the air passages free from the irritating material. Effexor withdrawal Laryngitis - Inflammation of the voice box characterized by hoarseness, sore throat, and coughing. It can be cause by straining the voice or exposure to infectious, allergic or chemical irritation. Effexor withdrawal Nasal Congestion - The presence of an abnormal amount of fluid in the nose. Effexor withdrawal Pneumonia Tracheitis - Bacterial infection of the air passageways and lungs that causes redness, swelling and pain in the windpipe. Other symptoms are high fever, chills, pain in the chest, difficulty in breathing, and coughing with mucus discharge. Effexor withdrawal Rhinitis - Chemical irritation causing pain, redness and swelling in the mucus membranes of the nose. Effexor withdrawal Sinus Congestion - The mucus-lined areas of the bones in the face that are thought to help warm and moisten air to the nose. These areas become clogged with excess fluid or infected. Effexor withdrawal Sinus Headache - The abnormal amount of fluid in the hollows of the face bone area especially around the nose. This excess fluid creates pressure, causing pain in the head. Effexor withdrawal Sinusitis - The body reacting to chemical irritation causing redness, swelling and pain in the area of the hollows in the facial bones especially around the nose. Skeletal Effexor withdrawal Neck/Shoulder Pain - Hurtful sensations of the nerve endings caused by damage to the tissues in the neck and shoulder signaling danger of disease. Skin and Appendages Disorders (Skin, legs and arms) Effexor withdrawal Acne - Eruptions of the oils glands of the skin, especially on the face, marked by pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, bumps, and more severely, by cysts and scarring. Effexor withdrawal Alopecia - The loss of hair or baldness. Effexor withdrawal Eczema - A severe or continuing skin disease marked by redness, crusting and scaling with watery blisters and itching. It is often difficult to treat and will sometimes go away only to reappear again. Effexor withdrawal Dermatitis - Generally irritated skin that can be caused by any of a number of irritating things such as parasites, fungus, bacteria, or foreign substances causing an allergic reaction. It is a general inflammation of the skin. Effexor withdrawal Dry Lips - The lack of normal moisture in the fleshy folds that surround the mouth. Effexor withdrawal Dry Skin - The lack of normal moisture/oils in the surface layer of the body. The skin is the body’s largest organ. Effexor withdrawal Folliculitis - Inflammation of a follicle (small body sac) especially a hair follicle. A hair follicle contains the root of a hair. Effexor withdrawal Furunculosis - Skin boils that show up repeatedly. Effexor withdrawal Lipoma - A tumor of mostly fat cells that is not health endangering. Effexor withdrawal Pruritus - Extreme itching of often-undamaged skin. Effexor withdrawal Rash - A skin eruption or discoloration that may or may not be itching, tingling, burning, or painful. It may be caused by an allergy, an skin irritation, a skin disease. Effexor withdrawal Skin Nodule - A bulge, knob, swelling or outgrowth in the skin that is a mass of tissue or cells. Special Senses Effexor withdrawal Conjunctivitis - Infection of the membrane that covers the eyeball and lines the eyelid, caused by a virus, allergic reaction, or an irritating chemical. It is characterized by redness, a discharge of fluid and itching. Effexor withdrawal Dry Eyes - Not enough moisture in the eyes. Effexor withdrawal Earache - Pain in the ear. Effexor withdrawal Eye Infection - The invasion of the eye tissue by a bacteria, virus, fungus, etc, causing damage to the tissue, with toxicity. Infection spreading in the body progresses into disease. Effexor withdrawal Eye Irritation - An inflammation of the eye. Effexor withdrawal Metallic Taste - A range of taste impairment from distorted taste to a complete loss of taste. Effexor withdrawal Pupils Dilated - Abnormal expansion of the blace circular opening in the center of the eye. Effexor withdrawal Taste alteration - Abnormal flavor detection in food. Effexor withdrawal Tinnitus - A buzzing, ringing, or whistling sound in one or both ears occurring from the internal use of certain drugs. Effexor withdrawal Vision Abnormal - Normal images are seen differently by the viewer. Effexor withdrawal Vision Blurred - Eyesight is dim or indistinct and hazy in outline or appearance. Effexor withdrawal Visual Disturbance - Eyesight is interfered with or interrupted. Some disturbances are light sensitivity and the inability to easily distinguish colors. Urinary System Disorder Effexor withdrawal Blood in Urine - Blood is present when one empties liquid waste product of the kidneys through the bladder by urinating in the toilet turning the water pink to bright red. Or you could see pots of blood in the water after urinating. Effexor withdrawal Dysuria - Difficult or painful urination. Effexor withdrawal Kidney Stone - Small hard masses of salt deposits that the kidney forms. Effexor withdrawal Urinary Frequency - Having to urinate more often than usual or between unusually short time periods. Effexor withdrawal Urinary Tract Infection - An invasion of bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc., of the system in the body that starts with the kidneys and eliminates urine from the body. If the invasion goes unchecked it can injure tissue and progress into disease. Effexor withdrawal Urinary Urgency - A sudden compelling urge to urinate, accompanied by discomfort in the bladder. Urogenital (Urinary tract and genital structures or functions) Effexor withdrawal Anorgasmia - Failure to experience an orgasm. Effexor withdrawal Ejaculation Disorder - Dysfunction of the discharge of semen during orgasm. Effexor withdrawal Menstrual Disorder - Dysfunction of the discharge during the monthly menstrual cycle. Effexor withdrawal Acute Renal Failure - The kidneys stop functioning properly to excrete wastes. Effexor withdrawal Angioedema - Intensely itching and swelling welts on the skin called hives caused by an allergic reaction to internal or external agents. The reaction is common to a food or a drug. Chronic cases can last for a long period of time. Effexor withdrawal Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis - An abnormal condition where a large portion of skin becomes intensely red and peels off like a second-degree burn. Often the symptoms include blistering. Effexor withdrawal Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage - Stomach and intestinal excessive internal bleeding. Effexor withdrawal Grand Mal Seizures (or Convulsions) - A recurring sudden violent and involuntary attack of muscle spasms with a loss of consciousness. Effexor withdrawal Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome - A life threatening, rare reaction to an anti-psychotic drug marked by fever, muscular rigidity, changed mental status, and dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. Effexor withdrawal Pancreatitis - Chemical irritation with redness, swelling, and pain in the pancreas where digestive enzymes and hormones are secreted. Effexor withdrawal QT Prolongation - A very fast heart rhythm disturbance that is too fast for the heart to beat effectively so the blood to the brain falls causing a sudden loss of consciousness and may cause sudden cardiac death. Effexor withdrawal Rhabdomyolysis - The breakdown of muscle fibers that releases the fibers into the circulatory system. Some of the fibers are poisonous to the kidney and frequently result in kidney damage. Effexor withdrawal Serotonin Syndrome - A disorder brought on by excessive levels of serotonin caused by drugs and can be fatal as death from this side effect can come very rapidly. Effexor withdrawal Thrombocytopenia - An abnormal decrease in the number of blood platelets in the circulatory system. A decrease in platelets would cause a decrease in the ability of the blood to clot when necessary. Effexor withdrawal Torsades de Pointes - Unusual rapid heart rhythm starting in the lower heart chambers. If the short bursts of rapid heart rhythm continue for a prolonged period it can degenerate into a more rapid rhythm and can be fatal.
Effexor Side Effects The following list is broken into categories covering the various areas of the body, such as the nervous system, lymph system, emotional and mental symptoms and so forth. These categories will make it easier for you to find the part  of the body you are interested in.