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  1. pristiq for anxiety?
    ... PRISTIQ delivers the major active metabolite of EFFEXOR XR® (venlafaxine HCl) in its active state without ... prescribed medications metabolized through that pathway. EFFEXOR XR, discovered and developed by Wyeth, was the first ... antidepressant in the world." It's apparently in the Effexor family? I don't know much about that, but I had read...

  2. a viscious circle
    ... Lexapro make you more nervous? I know when I tried Effexor XR (a cousin to Cymbalta) and Lexapro, I wanted to ... son was becoming combative if he missed a dose of Effexor XR after a while. I was told by my allergist that...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lexapro Cymbalta

  3. When does the pain stop?
    ... if I can sleep to 3am. I recently started back on Effexor 75mg after a few months off. I am also taking B complex ... doc for Xanax to just take the edge off untill the Effexor kicks in. I have only been back on for less than a...
    ... situation. My doc gave me xanax to help out until the Effexor kicks in. I was on Effexor before but weaned off when...
    ... Well I have been back on Effexor now for 2 weeks and I am feeling a lot better. I hope...
    ... SecretRiches;3781687]When you last weaned yourself off the Effexor , did you discuss it with your doctor? Or did you ... brain chemical productions. I tried while taking the effexor with not so good results. I also did it with the permission ... without talking to her. I don't like the side effects of effexor . I had brain zaps and dizziness which annoyed the...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Xanax

  4. New here, been browsing the boards and thought I'd join.
    ... back from the pharmacy, got my first prescription of Effexor . I have read a lot of bad things about it, but I also...

  5. I don't know if this is real. Someone help me.
    ... If the effexor isn't working for you then you need to go back to...

  6. don't remember if I took my pill today
    ... I take Effexor XR 100 mg at noon everyday for panic attacks. Things...

  7. Anxiety and it's many side effects
    ... its an everyday occurence. I take a lot of meds, Effexor , trazodone, depakote and 1mg of Xanax and nothing...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Depakote Trazodone Xanax

  8. need advice on effexor
    ... Hi I have been on effexor for about a year, it was the first medication I was...
    ... thanks for your advice. It's reassuring to know that effexor has helped some people. I have also read some positive ... things about effexor on the net which has also helped me. I took my first...
    ... Don't get scared about the last post. I was on Effexor years ago in 2003 for panic attacks. It worked really ... So, Luvox is the drug for me. It's worth trying Effexor to see if it works for you. If not, you try something...
    ... I've taken Effexor XR for 6 years and it also has been a life saver for...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Luvox Zoloft

  9. seroquel for sleep?
    ... probably on it for about a year or so. I also take Effexor XR 150 mg. for depression. The main med. that has...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lamictal Prozac Seroquel

  10. New to the site...but not new to anxiety
    ... avalanche or a Panic attack/anxiety. Now I am on Effexor Xr 75mg which seems to help some. I go though period...

  11. Uncontrollable laughing a sign of anxiety or chemical imbalance?
    ... his life. He is also asthmatic. He was treated with Effexor for anxiety and OCD and it finally got to the point ... and with the help of his pdoc, gradually stopped the Effexor because it was making him more jumpy(I took it and...

  12. anyone have similar problem?
    ... well ive decided to stop the effexor all together. alot of people say give it time but ... committing myself to a phsche ward. its been two days effexor free,im still crying ,my anxiety is still thru the...

  13. Alternative to prozac?
    ... would have improved, but I wimped out. I now take Effexor XR. It has most of the same side effects as the other...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Wellbutrin

  14. anyone??
    ... morning to night. my dr. took me off and prescribed effexor to me. i just started taking it today and just wondered...
    ... I've been on effexor for a month and i started getting results about 2...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cymbalta

  15. Can anxiety affect your eyes?
    ... although i never realised it untill recently when my Effexor kicked in, it really helped me....

  16. some reassurance???
    ... diagnosed with severe anxiety for three weeks. I'm on Effexor and Risperdone... it's gotten a little better sence...

  17. Do any of you get that feeling like you have a lump in your throat?
    ... and off for years. Medications like Prozac, then Effexor XR, and Xanax have helped a lot. I, also, would think...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Prozac Xanax

  18. Is it just me or does Zoloft cause major somnolence/drowsiness?
    ... much for my anxiety). I'm thinking about getting on Effexor .. What has your experience on Effexor been? Especially...
    ... me just as tired as Zoloft did. I have never taken Effexor , so I do not know if that makes you just as tired...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Wellbutrin Zoloft Lexapro Prozac anafranil

  19. I Need Medication
    ... several trials of other antidepressants, I am now on Effexor XR 150mg and it helps a lot. But, my anxiety disorder...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Alprazolam Prozac Xanax

  20. medication for anxiety
    ... Well. As Far As Med Are Concerned, I Take Paxil, Effexor And Ativan For The Now. I Have Been On A Lot Of Medicine...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Ativan Paxil

  21. Health Anxiety?
    ... better knowing we're not alone! I have been on Effexor for years for my OCD, but my health anxiety didn't...
    ... dozen times since she died. I am in therapy and on Effexor and Buspirone and am doing pretty well as of right...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Buspar aleve

  22. Effexor ????
    ... Hi, I took effexor for anxiety. I didn't like it at all, I had to take...
    ... Medicine's like Effexor and alot of the other AD's really don't help with...
    ... shmal, After much trial and tribulation, I now take Effexor XR for my anxiety + seroquel. I disliked just about ... For my system, and yours will be individual too, the Effexor + Seroquel combination is currently working quite ... well. Apparently Effexor only works as an anxiolytic at higher does around ... where I can still function - just. So in my view Effexor is OK or even - good! Good luck, and let us know...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zoloft Seroquel

  23. Went to see a psychiatrist
    ... trials and tribulations I am curently taking 300mg of Effexor XR + 100mg seroquel (quetiapine). This augmented...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Seroquel Xanax

  24. What should I do? Question about meds.
    ... anxiety causing odd symtoms. Currently taking 300mg Effexor -XR + 75mg Seroquel. Now I detest SSRI's, but the ... Effexor is a SNRI, and I began taking it recently when I was ... feeling. But 'lady shrink' convinced me to increase Effexor -XR by 100% - i.e doubled the dose. I was initially...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Seroquel

  25. Can anyone relate to my situation?
    ... me quite foggy and in a stupor. Recently I tried Effexor + quetiapine for anxiety and this combination is currently...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zoloft

  26. anxiety or hypothroidism
    ... days of anxiety. I am on a roller coaster. I take Effexor and when needed, Xanax. I have symtoms of both hypo...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Xanax

  27. What meds to help PMS Anxiety I am 38. Please advise
    ... also had migraine spikes during that time. I took Effexor for the PMS and Imitrex for the migraines - but only...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Imitrex Zoloft

  28. Anxiety through the roof
    ... I've recently commenced on an increased dose of Effexor + small dose of quetiapine, working well and functioning...

  29. Has anyone had any luck with meds to relieve irritability?
    ... polar. None of the meds changed anything or helped ( effexor , seroquel). I'm now seeing a new pdoc and he thinks ... are there any meds that helped? (as I mentioned, effexor , seroquel, and celexa so far have not worked for me...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celexa Seroquel

  30. On Lexapro for almost a year and NO SEXDRIVE!!!
    ... drive.. it sucked... ive recently tried switching to effexor to see if my sex drive would come back.. ive been ... that all SSRI'S contribute to lose of sex drive.. but effexor is a SNRI, so there is a bit of difference in its...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celexa

  31. Update - trying new drug
    ... The Remeron is supposed to be in the same class as Effexor and the main side effects are sleepiness (which I...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lexapro Remeron

  32. Severe anxiety...is there anything else I can do?
    ... Find some medication that works for you. I tried Effexor but had some side effects from that so I switched...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lexapro

  33. Weening off Celexa (Citalopram Hydrobromide)
    ... antidepressants arent new to me. Ive been on Paxil, then Effexor to Celexa...and now Im going back to Effexor. One...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celexa Paxil

  34. anti depressants and birth control?
    ... I take Yaz with Effexor XR and Celexa. My sex drive is gone. Make sure you...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celexa yaz

  35. I am going insane!
    ... I stopped taking effexor cold turkey 5 days ago... (150 mg) I was throwing...

  36. Nocturnal panic attacks
    ... afraid to go to bed without taking one. I just started effexor a week ago and I am hoping when they kick in I can...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Xanax

  37. Anxiety Meds
    ... My Mental Doctor gave me Effexor 75mg(1/day) and Oxazolam 10mg(3/day), Alprazolam 0 ... From my doctor comment : He said the main drug is Effexor , the alprazolam is temporal needs to relief the symptoms ... For me the Oxazolam is no use ... Side effect Effexor to me is decreasing my sexual behavior ... :o I'm ... not taking Effexor if I have plans :p...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Alprazolam

  38. Lexapro and Sexual Side Effects
    ... effects so he just kept changing the SSRI -Zoloft, Effexor , Celexa and now Lexapro and for me the Lexapro cured...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celexa Lexapro Wellbutrin Zoloft Zyban

  39. Lexapro or ANY med withdrawals
    ... I had the brain zaps when going off Effexor ...it's normal and can last up to 3 months...but they...

  40. Are there any anti-depressant anti-anxiety meds that do NOT increase appetite?
    ... any that preferrably curb your appetite? I was on effexor for 6 months. I gained 30lbs!! Of course if I have...

  41. Anyone else suffer from life-long anxiety?
    ... prescription from doctor for about 5months now. eg : Effexor 75mg. Damn this Anxiety ......
    ... .. My symptoms were little relief after I take Effexor at the first 3 month, but sometimes the feelings will...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Alprazolam Xanax

  42. Anxiety Meds
    ... I was on effexor for a couple of years and found it to be a really...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Buspar

  43. Citalopram
    ... GI affects at all. I have been on Zoloft, Celexa, Effexor and am now on Lexapro. A bit of extra thirst, headaches...
    ... first time, or when I was messing with the dosage of Effexor trying to dial it down enough to get my sex drive...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celexa Lexapro Zoloft

  44. Effexor to deter ativan use?
    ... I took Effexor a few years ago for some nasty PMS mood swings. I ... celexa (same reason your doc gave you). Celexa and effexor are both SSRIs. Where I did not have any side effects ... from effexor I have had a lot from celexa. That said, the side ... waning and I am betting they will be gone by next week. Effexor will take 1-4 weeks to start working, but like I said...
    ... That makes me feel much better about trying the Effexor . If that doesn't work, because of any side effects...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Ativan Celexa Paxil

  45. OCD behaviors
    ... Thank you ohhbee. I am on Effexor . I just recently had my dose increased. It seems ... my pregnancy. But it has gotten better- I'm now on effexor , I'm not crying, etc. I just get these notions that...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Xanax

  46. Horrible anxiety when something happens, anyone else?
    ... yes, i take seroquel to help and effexor and klonopin. And I try to breathe. What about you...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Klonopin Seroquel

  47. I feel Like I am Losing My Mind
    ... really is awful. I just recently upped my dose of Effexor and I can say that has helped. I don't feel as panicky...

  48. side effects with Effexor XR?
    ... I tried taking Effexor and it wasn't right for me. I had bad anxiety with...
    ... I take my Effexor in the morning (175mg) on the reccomendation of the...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Paxil

  49. Somewhat better
    ... week I made it to my GP and he upped my dosage of Effexor XL. It's been about a week and I can definitely see...

  50. How do antidepressant medications like Zoloft or Lexapro cause weight gain?
    ... dont have any magic that makes fat out of thin air Effexor doesnt cause any weightgain, and might be a better...

  51. SEVERE agitation on prozac. Anyone else had this??
    ... it might be wise to try a chemicaly different AD Effexor or Remeron would be good starting points....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Remeron

  52. Zoloft - what do you think?
    ... today and he's decided to put me on zoloft. I was on Effexor for a year about a year ago and I gained 50 pounds...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zoloft

  53. Scrips and GAD
    ... were not really prominent then. My mom was put on Effexor as was my sister, and I was put on Lexapro for the ... After starting a new Doc she also put me on Effexor and took me off Lexxapro. Things got better but ... to a psysche consult and he recommended taking both Effexor and Wellbutrin and recommended specific times of the ... almost quit in re to smoking and thought since both Effexor and WellB helped the symptoms I had most, I didnt ... too hopeful in thinking that I am still on Effexor that the I am experiencing thru WellB...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Klonopin Lexapro Wellbutrin

  54. Celexa Withdraw....very irritable!!!
    ... Oh no! I feel for you. I am trying to get off Effexor and I've been feeling the same way. I am a grump. ... moody. My dr. gave me Celexa to go on instead of the Effexor but Im afraid of the weight gain - I can feel it starting ... do. Do I stop the Celexa and continue weaning off Effexor and just live through the 6 weeks of hell? I've heard ... horrible stories about people going off Effexor and it normally lasts 4-6 weeks. It's probably similar...
    ... med's and can cause all kinds of problems. I take effexor xr now and dread when I go off of it--I heard it is...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celexa

  55. New here but not new to anxiety
    ... mistake. I don't know what to do anymore. I am on Effexor XR and I see a therapist but not enough. I just want...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Zoloft

  56. Saw a psychiatrist yesterday
    ... panic attacks/depression. He advised me to stop the Effexor 150mg, and start Aropax (paroxetine/Paxil) 20mg. ... basicly halved the dose of drug I am taking (150mg Effexor is twice the minimum daily dose, 20mg Aropax is the...
    ... paroxetine is a weaker antidepressant than 150mg of Effexor .... like one Aspirin is less effective than two Excedrin...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Paxil Aspirin Celexa Prozac Zoloft

  57. Please help ..... need info...
    ... dosage so it was back to the doctor. He tried effexor xr. two months, no help at all, seem to make all symptoms...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Ambien Buspar Xanax

  58. Help me I am desperate
    ... Effexor is unlikely to cause weight gain, and is very effective ... feel better.... just a week or so while starting the Effexor ....
    ... [QUOTE=aussiejono;3574169] Effexor is unlikely to cause weight gain, and is very effective ... feel better.... just a week or so while starting the Effexor . Was put back on Zoloft 50 mg(which worked...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Ativan Zoloft

  59. switching from effexor xr to prozac
    ... i was on 75mg of effexor and switched to lexapro 10mg, took 37.5mg of effexor...
    ... I was starting to feel a bit bad while just on the effexor . my doc had me go down to 10 mg prozac and will call...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lexapro Ativan Prozac

  60. Atypical Antipsychotics for anxiety
    ... 5mg twice a day, works for me (as an addon to my effexor ) but the docs (probably wisely) only allow me to use...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Hydroxyzine Seroquel Valium

  61. Anxiety and body tempertaure
    ... experience this? Oh I am 31 year old female. Also on effexor , seroquel, neurontin and klonopin. I know effexor...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Klonopin Neurontin Seroquel

  62. Wellbutrin for Anxiety
    ... [COLOR="Red"]{REMOVED} I don't want to go back on Effexor because of the sexual side effects....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Wellbutrin

  63. can anbody tell me their fears from anxiety?
    ... then dizziness, Im to scared to take the medication effexor beacuse of course i just had to read all the side...
    ... I tried Effexor and got a rash. I personally believe if you just have...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Ativan Paxil Xanax

  64. Question
    ... I know take 300mg of Effexor XR. However, my doc has me take one 150mg in the morning...

  65. effexor & sexual side effects
    ... creepy side efx to come on as I hear going lower on Effexor isnt fun... but so far so good. of course, it's just...

  66. When you least expect it...
    ... anxiety attack. She went over my options and prescribed Effexor . When I first started taking the pill, I was horribly ... I had begun to depend on them. After getting off Effexor , I had a few bad days every once in awhile but I was...

  67. Paxil start up ,,, Im having panic attacks
    ... driving me nuts. I have tried lexapro made me hyper , effexor was like being in a black cloud, zoloft didnt take...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lexapro Paxil Xanax Zoloft Zyprexa

  68. Xanax withdrawal leads to questions...
    ... happy cocktail about 2 years ago. Im currently on Effexor XR 150mg, Xanax 1.5mg 4/day, and Depakote 1000mg at...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Depakote Xanax

  69. Paxil to Zoloft and having problems
    ... best for me for the anxiety i experience. I tried effexor and it was like i was in a black whole, awful experience...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Paxil Xanax Zoloft

  70. What is the best SSRI in your opinion????
    ... I prefer Effexor and my father also. But again its everyones own chemical ... makeup, I've heard horror stories about Effexor also! The main side effect I get from it is loss...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Paxil

  71. duration of anxiety attack effects
    ... drugged'. When should I be back to normal? I am on Effexor XR 150 mg, Alprazolam .25 mg., and was just put on...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Alprazolam Nexium

  72. Celexa question.
    ... Celexa a bit on the weak side. I had been on 37.5 Effexor before that and had better results from an anxiety...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celexa

  73. Xanax ????????
    ... Maybe a little over a year, was on Effexor , and was taken off that and moved to Lexapro.......
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lexapro

  74. 12 Yrs On Seroquel, Now Withdrawn, Any Information ?
    ... but depression is making my life miserable. I take Effexor XR 250mg and Lamictal 150mg (anti-seizure med). I...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lamictal Trazodone

  75. Anxiety and Intrusive thoughts
    ... Proz finally stopped working unfortunately. Now on Effexor XR and a sm. amt. of Xanax. The Effexor also has...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Prozac Xanax


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