Posted by sarah on April 13, 2000, at 23:59:38
In reply to Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR? , posted by julie on April 11, 2000, at 21:05:21
ive been taking effexor since july of 99. so far its the only thing that has given me some sort of peace of mind. in the last 2 years ive tried prozac(made me manic), paxil(manic), zoloft(i didnt sleep for a week), wellbuitrin(didnt work),lithium(most awful experience of my life), depakote (worked really well for a while, then stopped), serzone (didnt work),neurontin(didnt work), pamelor(made me too sick), deseryl( didnt work)........and the list goes on.
i had side effects when i started the effexor, i couldnt sleep, i have lost a good amount of weight, but other then that, i dont notice any problems. except for withdrawal symptoms. if i miss a dose, i get extremely anxious and paranoid. really disoriented. sometimes i experience depersonalization. all the symptomes go away when i take it again. i cant imagine life without effexor.