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how long does headaches last when on Effexor xr started 22 days ago last 2 weeks not everyday but getting them at night going into day sometimes feel like coming from shoulder tension , last couple migraine but took Tylenol and went away one today I had to take a imitrex, hard time sleeping, occasional chills , night sweats , im hoping the headaches stop I feel its working but hard to work with headaches, its just funny to get them at night or 1am
also like a thumping in left ear not constant but weird
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Hello, I believe I may be able to help you with your question. I am sorry that you have been receiving these headaches since being on the Effexor. This is a well known initial adverse effect as your body adjusts to the Effexor, which I am sure you have read. Typically the headaches and all other initial adverse effects will disappear in 6-8 weeks, but you should start feeling a lessening of these headaches by the 4th or 5th week.
I hope this answers your questions and gives you some guidance on this issue. I truly wish you all the best with your treatment and I hope your symptoms and these adverse effects lessen very soon. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns as I am happy to assist and support you regarding this issue.
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