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    Old 09-03-2004, 01:21 PM   #1
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    Exclamation Effexor xr for anxiety?

    Hi everybody I've just been prescribed EFFEXOR XR for my social anxiey disorder. I'm only 15 but it's been pretty intense for a couple of months now. I just wanted to know if any other teens here have taken it, and if so what were the side effects?

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    Old 09-04-2004, 09:36 AM   #2
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    Re: Effexor xr for anxiety?

    I've taken it. But I took for my daily migraines, and to tell you the truth I hated it. Effexor is like the superhero of anti-depressants and for me, the first couple of months my mood was definitely better. Though a couple months later it felt like I had crashed and I became severely depressed. So depressed that I wanted to die. I don't remember any other major side effects, but I've been on so many meds it's hard to remember. I am hypersensitive to all meds, so there's a good chance that it will help with your anxiety. Good luck.

    Old 09-04-2004, 09:42 AM   #3
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    Oh yeah.. I just remembered, that the effexor made me extremely nauseous for the first few weeks of taking it. Eventually though, I become use to the drug and the nausea went away.

    Old 09-09-2004, 10:06 AM   #4
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    Re: Effexor xr for anxiety?

    i took the drug when i was about 17, and it made me so jittery and irritable and just all around feel like crap, i do not believe that anti depressants help with anxiety talk to your doctor about REAL anxiety medications trust me they are out there, i went through so many anti depressants before my docotor finally prescribed me Klonopin which made me a little sleepy for the first couple of weeks but after that i felt better. The only anti depressant that really gave me any relief was Paxil. Good Luck

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