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kim...hi...well let tell you what happened to me when i tried that before you do!...im detoxing now from oxycontin...a few years back i was on methadone and was prescribed effexor for depression, i then did a rapid detox and never depended on anything again..until oxycontin came along...i started abusing drugs at a very young age..now im 29 on my 4th day no oxy...from 240 mgs a day to zip/zero...sick but hanging in there, the first time i tried to detox i went into medicine cabinet and took out the effexor, (this was in the first day or 2 of withdrawl) popped a effexor in mouth and went for a ride with my fiance to smoke cannabis (seems like its the only thing that makes me feel somewhat comfortable during withdrawl, and a little hungry although cant hold much food..)...once we got back to my place about 1 hour later i stepped out the car and took about 6-7 steps and fell flat on my face, just dropped passed out, doc said the effexor would do that, it does work for depression but i wouldnt take it unitl the withdrawls went away...anyway good luck!
I AM ON 60MG OF METHADONE FOR CHRONIC PAIN AND OPIATE ADDICTION...was prescribed effexor for depression but after a month switched to wellbutrin then said forget it after i read about the problems associates with anti-depressants....did have sex problems with the effexor...no interest....lack of blood vessel fillage....very time i tried w/d just said it waS BETTER TO DO ZERO DRUGS THAN TAKE ANYTHING TO HELP....
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I AM ON 60MG OF METHADONE FOR CHRONIC PAIN AND OPIATE ADDICTION...was prescribed effexor for depression but after a month switched to wellbutrin then said forget it after i read about the problems associates with anti-depressants....did have sex problems with the effexor...no interest....lack of blood vessel fillage....very time i tried w/d just said it waS BETTER TO DO ZERO DRUGS THAN TAKE ANYTHING TO HELP....

i was on effexor while taking methadone when i stopped the effexor didnt do a thing for me i take trazadone for sleep 200 mgs what iwould do is cut a 100mg in half and take it during the day got a little fatigued but who isnt when they are withdrawling it did help it wasnt a miracle cure but it defitnitly helped with anxiety and that awful more than flue like feeling hope this helps my therapist said effexor is good but not for this type of situation peace kelleigh