Sorry if this has been asked before, Please direct me if so but I want your opinion. I know you guys aren’t drs but I still value your experiences
I’ve been on Effexor extended release since August …reached the 75mg around October and has been at that dosage since then.
For the last 4 weeks I’ve been experiencing joint pain that’s only getting worse. At first I thought it was because we moved to a bigger apt but it’s Been a month of that and it’s not getting better. Instead it’s getting worse
I have pain in neck, shoulders, elbows, WRISTS (are the most painful), fingers, knees, ankles and toes. Literally all my joints are sore. Like my wrists hurt bad just by holding the phone, and trying to chop the cabbage for tonight’s salad was a challenge …I know this can be a side effect of venlafaxine but wouldn’t have I gotten it sooner? Is it possible to get side effects like that after months of using it?
I’m freaking out kinda. If it’s the meds then what am I supposed to do? Stop the pill that get me life back? And if it’s not the meds then my mind goes straight to Lymes and a bunch of other stuff.
I’m calling tomorrow to make an appt with my pcp but like I said I wanted your opinion