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Effexor XR Side Effects vs. generic?

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Old 10-15-2008, 12:00 PM   #1
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Effexor XR Side Effects vs. generic?

Hi - I have been on Effexor XR for 3-4 the beginning, I was very anxious, nervous, etc., but stuck it out and was OK after a while. I finished all the samples my dr. gave me, and filled the scrip for the generic version that he gave me (I asked for generic, because it's cheaper). I took the first one 2 hours ago...I'm sweating, my hands are numb now like I'm going to have a panic attack, and I cannot catch my breath due to nerves ...these pills are not extended release, and I'm wondering if that's got anything to do with it...? Any thoughts would really help - thanks.

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Old 02-01-2009, 06:46 PM   #2
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Re: Effexor XR Side Effects vs. generic?


I've been taking Effexor now for about a year, and when I tried the generic one it just didn't work. When I mentioned this to my psych dr. he said that they are basically the same, but gave me a new rx stating not to supplement with the generic.

The generic just felt like it was not working???? Don't take the generic if you are not getting the same results.

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