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What could cause Difficulty breathing, Weight Gain for a 64-year old woman who takes Wellbutrin Sr, Effexor Xr, Lyrica, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride?





Summary: 2 female patients aged 64 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 64 year old female patient who has Depression, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathic Pain. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Wellbutrin sr has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Wellbutrin sr 8,124 users)

Effexor Xr has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor Xr 21,848 users)

Lyrica has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from Lyrica 66,567 users)

Amitriptyline hydrochloride has active ingredients of amitriptyline hydrochloride. It is often used in migraine. (latest outcomes from Amitriptyline hydrochloride 7,150 users)

What are the conditions

Depression can be treated by Zoloft, Cymbalta, Prozac, Lexapro, Celexa, Wellbutrin Xl. (latest reports from Depression 276,625 patients)

Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) can be treated by Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella, Gabapentin, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride, Neurontin. (latest reports from Fibromyalgia 26,862 patients)

Neuropathic pain (pain due to nerve inflammation and damage) can be treated by Gabapentin, Lyrica, Neurontin, Cymbalta, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride, Nortriptyline Hydrochloride. (latest reports from Neuropathic Pain 1,262 patients)

What are the symptoms

Difficulty In Breathing has been reported by people with high blood pressure, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.(latest reports from Difficulty In Breathing 165,317 patients)

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Weight gain 76,498 patients)

On Dec, 19, 2014: 2 females aged 61 (±5) who take Wellbutrin Sr, Effexor Xr, Lyrica, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride are studied

Wellbutrin Sr, Effexor Xr, Lyrica, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 61

Gender: female

Conditions: Depression, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathic Pain

Drugs taking:
- Wellbutrin Sr - 100MG (bupropion hydrochloride): used for 2 - 5 years
- Effexor Xr - EQ 150MG BASE (venlafaxine hydrochloride): used for 2 - 5 years
- Lyrica - 75MG (pregabalin): used for 1 - 2 years
- Amitriptyline Hydrochloride - 75MG (amitriptyline hydrochloride): used for 5 - 10 years

Drug interactions have: least difficulty in breathing, moderate weight gain

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports on eHealthMe
Difficulty In Breathing2 (100.00% of females aged 61 (±5) who take the drugs)
Weight Gain2 (100.00% of females aged 61 (±5) who take the drugs)

(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Symptom (click a symptom for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Difficulty In Breathing in Depression561 (3.47% of females aged 61 (±5) who have Depression)
Difficulty In Breathing in Fibromyalgia136 (3.84% of females aged 61 (±5) who have Fibromyalgia)
Difficulty In Breathing in Neuropathic Pain3 (2.68% of females aged 61 (±5) who have Neuropathic pain)
Weight Gain in Depression580 (3.59% of females aged 61 (±5) who have Depression)
Weight Gain in Fibromyalgia255 (7.21% of females aged 61 (±5) who have Fibromyalgia)
Weight Gain in Neuropathic Pain3 (2.68% of females aged 61 (±5) who have Neuropathic pain)

(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Side effect (click a side effect for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Difficulty In Breathing in Wellbutrin Sr27 (4.13% of females aged 61 (±5) who take Wellbutrin sr)
Difficulty In Breathing in Effexor Xr101 (5.27% of females aged 61 (±5) who take Effexor xr)
Difficulty In Breathing in Lyrica365 (5.29% of females aged 61 (±5) who take Lyrica)
Difficulty In Breathing in Amitriptyline Hydrochloride49 (5.34% of females aged 61 (±5) who take Amitriptyline hydrochloride)
Weight Gain in Wellbutrin Sr18 (2.76% of females aged 61 (±5) who take Wellbutrin sr)
Weight Gain in Effexor Xr61 (3.18% of females aged 61 (±5) who take Effexor xr)
Weight Gain in Lyrica577 (8.36% of females aged 61 (±5) who take Lyrica)
Weight Gain in Amitriptyline Hydrochloride30 (3.27% of females aged 61 (±5) who take Amitriptyline hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Wellbutrin Sr is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/a
Effexor Xr is effectiven/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/a
Lyrica is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/a
Amitriptyline Hydrochloride is effectiven/an/an/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
n/an/an/aWeight GainWeight GainWeight Gainn/aHypokalaemia (low potassium)
Difficulty In BreathingDifficulty In BreathingDifficulty In BreathingHypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe)
Dysarthria (speech disorder)
Fall
Ventricular Extrasystoles (premature cardiac contraction)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Diarrhoea
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who take Wellbutrin Sr and have Difficulty In Breathing
- support group for people who take Effexor Xr and have Difficulty In Breathing
- support group for people who take Lyrica and have Difficulty In Breathing
- support group for people who take Amitriptyline Hydrochloride and have Difficulty In Breathing
- support group for people who take Wellbutrin Sr and have Weight Gain
- support group for people who take Lyrica and have Weight Gain
- support group for people who take Amitriptyline Hydrochloride and have Weight Gain
- support group for people who have Difficulty In Breathing and Depression
- support group for people who have Difficulty In Breathing and Fibromyalgia
- support group for people who have Difficulty In Breathing and Neuropathic Pain
- support group for people who have Weight Gain and Depression
- support group for people who have Weight Gain and Fibromyalgia
- support group for people who have Weight Gain and Neuropathic Pain
- support group for people who have Depression
- support group for people who have Fibromyalgia
- support group for people who have Neuropathic Pain
- support group for people who have Weight Gain
- support group for people who take Amitriptyline Hydrochloride
- support group for people who take Effexor Xr
- support group for people who take Lyrica
- support group for people who take Wellbutrin Sr

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