Effexor

  1. Anyone know anything about it?
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   hoppermom3
    I have taken Effexor XR - 150mg for about a year now, after several years on Zoloft. It has been very effective for me, with few side effects. The only bad thing is, if I miss a day, it seems to have an adverse effect immediately. When I took Zoloft, I could miss a day or two without any change. My husband would spend his last dime to make sure I have it. LOL
    Last edit by hoppermom3 on Jul 14, '04 : Reason: typo
  4. by   tjello
    Well I was on Lexapro 10mg, and it didn't seem to be helping me. My doc today put me on Effexor 75mg!! Is that normal? Jumping the mgs that much? Or is it just the difference in the meds?
  5. by   hypnotic_nurse
    tjello, it's the difference in the meds.
  6. by   nursemichelle
    Hoppermom3....What are the side effects? thanks
  7. by   jemb
    Been on Effexor for years, and it's been very effective for me. I haven't noticed any adverse effects the times I've missed a dose, but I take the extended release form-Effexor XR. Might make a difference.
  8. by   hoppermom3
    When I first went on the Effexor XR, I had problems with insomnia. I also feel like I have increased appetite (but, I am a recovering anorexic so that may be in my head).
    jemb - I do take the extended release and still feel like a missed dose affects me.
  9. by   kids
    I recommend doing a search, Effexor has been discussed here several times.Your pharmacy should have given you an hand out with the side effects, if not any drug handbook will list them, the most important thing is to taper the dose when coming off as stopping abruptly can cause withdrawl.
    Last edit by kids on Jul 14, '04
  10. by   nursebedlam
    Try the web site effexor
    http://www.effexorxr.com/
  11. by   confused101
    After having anxiety attacks, crying spells, and didn't want to be by myself. I went to the dr. I have a family history of mental illness so they slapped me on a anti-deppressant so fast it made my head spin. They first put me on Lexapro. I hated the side effects. I had no drive to do anything and I mean anything..... I am now on Effexor on it works wonderful. If I miss a dose, mainly because I don't have to take my BC med, I feel the effects. One BIG side effect that I have found that it upsets my stomach no matter what I do. Take it before then eat didn't work and taking it after didn't work either. So, I just live with it. Why complain when it only lasts for alittle bit.

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