I have been on Effexor XR for about 6 years. About 4 years ago my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and I went from 75mg to 150mg. I have had the night sweats, and "zaps" when I do not take it at the same time every day. I did try and taper off a few months ago but had a MAJOR anxiety attack. so I went back up to 150mg. About 2 years ago I began to have severe constipation. I have had several colonoscopies, ct scans, cits marker testing. I think my meds are the cause but not sure what to do. I have tried other meds in the past but Effexor works wonders.....I am afraid to come off it....but I am tired of the constipation. HELP!!!
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