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    Old 02-09-2010, 04:08 PM   #1
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    600 mg Effexor Anyone higher?

    I have taken 600 mg of Effexor xr for about 8 years. I would like to raise the dose, but my doctor will not consider it:-(. I have had no side effects to speak of, still it is hard to convince my dr to go higher.

    Is there anyone on a higher dose? For how long, and any bad side effects?

    Thank you

     
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    Old 02-10-2010, 04:34 PM   #2
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    Re: 600 mg Effexor Anyone higher?

    No one higher??? Darn

     
    Old 02-11-2010, 12:50 PM   #3
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    Re: 600 mg Effexor Anyone higher?

    Thats a pretty big dose to be honest! Ive been on 75mg daily for 5 years, i did try once to increase it but felt very ill.

    Im actually weaning off it now, i cant stand the side effects anymore

     
    Old 02-11-2010, 04:52 PM   #4
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    Re: 600 mg Effexor Anyone higher?

    I guess I realized it was a big dose, I just didn't think I was the only one on the dose. I was hoping that with people coming here from all over...especially Europe, someone would be on more:-(

     
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    Re: 600 mg Effexor Anyone higher?

    fuzzface, What side effects are you having on the effexor? I just went up to the 75mg.

     
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    Re: 600 mg Effexor Anyone higher?

    Hi cuddles. It worked well for me to begin with, but pretty soon the side effects started - for me it was/is mostly just a horrible feeling of being 'numb' to everything, i never got really sad or really happy. Also tiredness, all the time.

    I guess that after 5 years of it i have reached the point where i want to feel real again, hence why i am tapering off it.

    Be warned, coming off it is hell - i wish i had tried something else other than venlafaxine..

     
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    Re: 600 mg Effexor Anyone higher?

    I heard some people take prozac when trying to get off of effexor. It helps with some of the side effects. You might want to asked your doctor about it. Prozac doesn't have a long half life. Good luck.

     
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    Re: 600 mg Effexor Anyone higher?

    i have only been on effexor for about 5-6 weeks now. 150 mg. doc talked initially about 300 but work way up to it if needed. its been doing ok. doesnt seem to last all day. they that tried 2 addiditional meds. havent helped yet. and they dont want to increase dosage yet. want to see shrink to get better stable, my only side effect was the shakes. and loss of appetite, which i dont mind that one. and i have read on this site that getting off of this med can be very difficult with counting the beads inside capsule. i know im happy and lucky to have found this site too. i pray for us all each night, this depression is the worst.

     
    Old 02-16-2010, 01:50 AM   #9
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    Re: 600 mg Effexor Anyone higher?

    I take 300mg a day and i thought that was about the max dosage, guess not though.

     
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