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Old 09-24-2003, 11:42 AM   #1
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Question what is the therapeutic dose of Effexor?

Hi guys,
I'm still struggling to get my meds right and my psych. put me on Effexor about a week and a half ago. I'm taking 75 mg of that along with 20 of Lexapro. He told me to taper off the Lex but I didn't b/c I still felt really depressed. Now lately I'm not quite so depressed (but still not feeling good). What is the therapeutic dose of Effexor? I have an appointment for a med check on Friday and I hope he ups it.
Also, what side effects (if any) has anybody had with Effexor?
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Old 09-24-2003, 05:22 PM   #2
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For me, I found that the theraputic dose was 150 mgs...I am now on 225 mgs and will be weaning off of the effexor due to being bipolar and it seems to trigger mania...however, i have tried many antidepressants about 6 now and this was the most effective in when I hit the bottom, it really wasnt as bad as it was. The side effects for me, were not really bad at all, the worst is the tremors, now that I am at such a high dosage I cannot work as a bartender because my hands are so unsteady, i also cannot keep anything still perfectly still for a long time. but it is really good with anxiety and the depression, definitly a good drug in my view if you are not bipolar.. hoped i helped

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