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2190999 tn?1436667455
Does Effexor cause night sweats?
Lately I have been waking up because of night sweats and need to change my pajamas or on rare occasion the sheets.

My Effexor dose was recently increased to 150mg a day, but I can't remember exactly when the night sweats started to figure out if the two are related.

Anyone else had the same side effect with Effexor?
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I know Celexa, lexapro and Sertraline both gave me night sweats.  They are all selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
Effexor is an SNRI, serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor.  I think since they both inhibit serotonin, that most likely is the reason you're sweating.  The effect for me didn't lessen with time, it was every night for as long as I took them.
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784558 tn?1276011429
Yes. In my case the 'sweats' are iregular in nature. They are unpredictable & not my major concern now, as I know that the side effects often cannot be 'cured'. Several meds have had this effect. Main thing is that there are benefits too. Good Luck.
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Yes I've been exactly the same,it's awful
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2190999 tn?1436667455
Thanks for your responses. Much appreciated :)
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Out of curiosity, how old are you? I have night sweats but it is menopause - hot flashes.
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Lol aww people have said that to me but I'm only 33
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