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Old 09-11-2003, 02:15 PM   #1
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Post Anyone ever try Effexor?

Has anyone ever tried Effexor? Please post your side effects and if it helped you...

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Old 09-11-2003, 02:21 PM   #2
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I have previously posted my experiences with it. You can do a search but I will give you a brief synopsis.
Was put on it to help prevent anxiety that was contributing to my headaches. Started on 37mg took that for a week and then went up to 75 mg. Was nauseous the first few days for a few hours in the mornings, ended up taking it at night until I got used to it, I now take it in the morning again with no adverse reaction. My headaches have decreased and I have a lot less social anxiety. I am happy with it.

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Old 09-11-2003, 04:17 PM   #3
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I was on Effexor many years ago and I do not have fond memories of it. My side effects were constant sweating and after I got used to it I found I was getting angry, (border line rage), over absolutely minor things. It is not an easy medication to get off of either. It took me six weeks to wean myself off of it and it wasn‘t pleasant. I would suggest you consider another SSRI.
However, be aware that all SSRI’s effect people differently. Some people do well on one medication and other do not. You may have to try different ones until you find one that works for you.
Keep moving, it makes it harder for the undertaker to catch you. Don

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