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Re: effexor twitching--serious or just irritating? butternut

Posted by sowhysosad on May 25, 2009, at 5:40:59

In reply to effexor twitching--serious or just irritating?, posted by butternut on May 24, 2009, at 21:16:14

Mention it to your doc by all means, but I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Twitches and myoclonic jerks are common on all serotonergic meds and rarely turn into anything more sinister. Just depends whether they're tolerable for you I guess.

> After about a month on Effexor XR, 75mg, I am starting to have muscle twitches. It started to occur at night before sleep, but it is now occurring whenever I am relaxed (e.g., watching movie, reading). I've had a few other side effects that have subsided. This twitching is different because it has just developed in the past week or so.
> I am going to talk to the doctor about it, but I want to hear your voices of experience: Should I be worried that I'm getting a permanent movement disorder? Or is this more likely a harmless side effect? Will it go away over time?
> I am clenching my jaw a lot also, but I have done this on all of my previous SSRIs.
> I like the effexor because it is working well on my major depression/anxiety. After having zoloft poop out, I've tried lexapro and prozac which never really helped much. Effexor seems to be helping quite a bit.
> Thank you for your input!




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