I feel the same way as you do and i think effexor is causing it because it began right after i started taking it. It´s like some neuro parts of you are affected by it.
Sometimes i have slight numbness in my lips and face especially on my left side. I also felt like that sensation of stroke one time, like i completely shut down for 2 seconds and then back from it. Had an MRI on the brain and no lesions or indication of anything... .
Question: Have you came of effexor and this side effects disappeared?
I had been on Effexor for several years and have gotten off of it after finding it has a connection with causing neurapthy in the feet. I have it more in the left than the right foot, in the toes and joints and part of my feet. have also found that I clench my teeth almost constantly, not quite grinding but tightly sliding them back and forward unconsciously. I have also read somewhere else that Effexor can cause a person to have a stroke-like effect or appearance in their face. I have had lack of movement in the left side of my mouth for over a year now, before I came off of the Effexor. (Was also on Abilify) I always appear to have had a stroke with part of my mouth not moving as it should when I talk, and with even some saliva slippage went I talk a lot. I recently had a cat scan of my brain and the neurologist says there is no sign of any strokes or lesions. I cannot now locate the source that said what I read about the facial stroke appearance symptom. Is anyone else aware of what this condition is, please? Anybody else have these issues and been on Effexor and/or Abilify? Contact me please at ***@**** Thanks. Kevin R. Landry