|effexor and sleep problems?
Jun 26, 2007
hi there, I have been poz since 1999 and on effexor since about the same time, due to depression and anxiety. in the last few years, I have developed sleep related problems such as insomnia and periodic limb movement disorder. I have tried to figure out if these conditions can be or are related to the hiv itself, but have come up empty handed on this theory. I am now wondering if the effexor I am on, could be contributing to it. Have you heard of any connection between effexor and the above mentioned sleep problems?
| Response from Dr. Horwath
Effexor should not start causing insomnia after taking it for several years.
Insomnia and movement disorders can be caused by HIV, however. You should consult with your doctor about these problems. Trazodone can be very helpful for the insomnia associated with HIV. Ask your doctor.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Itchy Skin After Precum Touching Vagina Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Penis Discharge After Rubbing Vagina Worried I Have HIV
- Red Spots After Sex With Hooker Worried I Have HIV
- Swollen Lymph Nodes After Giving Oral Sex What Are The Chances Of HIV
- Can I Mix Fluconazole And Monistat?
- Does Nuvaring Cause Vaginal Irritation?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.