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Old 07-12-2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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Effexor for fibro

Hi, has anyone ever been given/tried Effexor for fibro? I have only been taking otc pain killers which really don't even touch it but I have been in so much pain lately that I went to my GP for help. I had previously tried endep a year ago which just made me sooo tired I stopped taking it. She has just given me a 3 week supply of effexor 75mg to try. She says she has had some success with patients on it. It is an antidepressant I know but she says it may help with pain sensitisation. Just wondering if anybody else has tried it and if it helped at all?

 
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:47 AM   #2
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Re: Effexor for fibro

I was on effexor and found then very difficult to come off. The withdrawal for this drug is terrible, google them and you will see that a lot of people have problems coming off them. They were effective for the pain but I would not touch them again. You could have a totally different experience from me but do your research first.

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Re: Effexor for fibro

I was on Effexor XR for 4yrs and it WAS hard to come off of when I finally decided it didn't really help me anymore.
At first my Neuro put me on it, because he felt that what I was starting to experience, might cause me to be depressed and that would make things worse. Also it was supposed to help me sleep better.
What I found was that I had a fog in my mind, and my energy wasn't like it used to be. I wasn't worried as much anymore though.
I agree with Agenda, do your research first.
Effexor is hard to come off of.

 
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Re: Effexor for fibro

Most definately do your research, you'll find most of what they prescribe for FM is hard to come off of, lyrica, cymbalta or any of those types. I was lucky with the lyrica as it was a small dose and I did not take it quite 2 weeks didn't worry about withdrawl.

 
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