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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Anxiety and Stress Disorders
Short-Term Memory Loss Caused by Effexor
My effexor XR was increased recently and I am having short term memory loss to the point that I can not remember what I did moments earlier. Is this temporary?
To my knowledge this is not a common or reported side effect to effexor. I encourage you to see your doctor about this problem - there may be something else going on, and you should be evaluated for this problem.
Nancy Elder, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati