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Old 09-10-2005, 09:03 AM   #1
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effexor xr for fibromyalgia pain?

Hello all
I was just wondering if effexor ex is used for nerve/muscle pain of fibromyalgia? or do you take it just for depression?

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Old 09-10-2005, 02:40 PM   #2
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Re: effexor xr for fibromyalgia pain?

I've been on Effexor XR for years now - mainly for depression. I haven't read anything about it helping fibromyalgia. However, research is finding that fm patients have low seratonin levels, so any medication that can increase them (including antidepressants) would probably help.

 
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Old 09-14-2005, 06:31 PM   #3
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Smile Re: effexor xr for fibromyalgia pain?

It helps the endorphin levels in the brainendorphins help mood and ease pain(think how exercise is supposed to help depression

 
Old 09-15-2005, 05:16 PM   #4
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Re: effexor xr for fibromyalgia pain?

Just be really careful taking effexor. It has awful side effects when a dose is missed or late. When you stop taking it you could have alot if vertigo. For me I ad vertigo for the entire time i took it and it was much worse when i stopped. It took 4 months for my head to clear. I have a friend who had the same issue and she was very addicted to it.
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