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Re: Effexor (Experiences??)

Posted by Racer on August 10, 1999, at 14:12:42

In reply to Effexor (Experiences??), posted by Janine on August 10, 1999, at 9:38:33

The first few days, I had side effects like not sleeping (at all), but even so it was great. I didn't sleep, but I did rest, so I still felt better than I had. It's come with anorgasmia for me, with no lessening of libido, but I've found that cyproheptadine helps that. No weight gain, no weird side effects, I'm relaxed, and now that it's being augmented, I'm not depressed. I love the stuff!

Everyone's different, but that's been my experience with it. It cured my anxiety, but it needed a boost to fix the depression. I tend to be a bit fatigued, but not nearly as much as on other ADs, nor even just the depression itself. So, I'm all in favor of it.

The only caveat I have is that the first few days, the side effects for me included lack of sleep and headaches, which both went away. If you have side effects like these in the first few days, talk to your doctor, but don't despair. My side effects all went away in 3 days or so. They did come back every time the dose was raised, but they always went away in 3 or 4 days.

Good luck! I hope it works as well for you as it has for me.




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