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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.

Old 09-14-2005, 06:31 PM   #3
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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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