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    Old 12-12-2004, 06:59 PM   #1
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    Effexor for Perimenopause

    Anyone taking Effexor for perimenopause and having great success? I've heard good things about Effexor until it's time to wean off...then it's rather difficult. It's not impossible, just requires very slow weaning. Also, has it affected your blood pressure?

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    Old 12-13-2004, 08:45 AM   #2
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    Re: Effexor for Perimenopause

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    Anyone taking Effexor for perimenopause and having great success? I've heard good things about Effexor until it's time to wean off...then it's rather difficult. It's not impossible, just requires very slow weaning. Also, has it affected your blood pressure?
    I loved Effexor; really helped with my depression; but it constipated me horribly; could not even go with laxatives! So, had to quit.

     
    Old 12-13-2004, 09:57 AM   #3
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    Re: Effexor for Perimenopause

    My son took Effexor for depression and it helped with that for him, but it just made him so tired, he could barely get up in the morning...He really had no problem coming off it....Unlike Paxil CR, he had very bad side effects and withdrawl symptoms from that, even though he came off it slowly...I have heard alot use it for peri menopause and it helps the symptoms...

     
    Old 12-13-2004, 10:55 AM   #4
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    Re: Effexor for Perimenopause

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    My son took Effexor for depression and it helped with that for him, but it just made him so tired, he could barely get up in the morning...He really had no problem coming off it....Unlike Paxil CR, he had very bad side effects and withdrawl symptoms from that, even though he came off it slowly...I have heard alot use it for peri menopause and it helps the symptoms...
    Actually, Paxil is what made me very tired all the time, and when I stopped, I was very sick for about 3 days.

    Lexapro was pretty good too, but I also got sick from that when I quit. When I started taking natural thyroid, my depression cleared up immediately!

    I've been self-treating for a couple of months now, when I read that low thyroid causes depression. They even use T-3 to treat resistant cases, which is a thyroid hormone.

     
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    Re: Effexor for Perimenopause

    Anyone noticed increased blood pressure or weight gain while on Effexor?

     
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