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Re: New to Effexor sadie

Posted by Molly on January 10, 2001, at 8:50:22

In reply to Re: New to Effexor, posted by sadie on January 9, 2001, at 21:13:21

> >Hi Molly. Wanted to share my info. I just started taking EffexorXR 6 weeks ago and started out with 37.5mg and now take 75mg a day. I felt(and still do at times) dizzy, lightheaded and just out of sorts when I started. I have an 8 month old boy(my first) and have been taking meds for my diagnosed clinical depression for about 6 years. This is my first try with EffexorXR. I didn't take anything during my pregnancy but found my depression to be worse postpartum so thought I would give this drug a try. I have good days and bad days and it is hard to say whether this drug is helping me or not. I have decided to stay on the 75mg a day until my next visit to the doc which is in about 4 weeks. I am breastfeeding and have gotten the ok from my doctor but still wonder if it is really ok. If I can be of any more help or you just want someone to talk to please feel free to post. Best of luck to you. My doc told me that it may take up to 6 weeks or even longer to get the full effect of the drug. And if this doesn't work for you, maybe something else will. For me it has been a trial and error thing.

Hi Sadie. Thanks for replying. I am also new to the bulletin board so I hope I am doing this right! You sound just like me - I have not had depression, but have had bouts with anxiety over the last few years. I also have good days and bad days, but mostly I just feel "on the edge" all the time - it is like I am always fighting the battle with an anxiety attack - it is always on my mind. I would love to be able to have a day where I didn't think about it at all. I will give this Effexor a few more weeks to see if I get better. My doc appt is on the 19th. I would like to keep in touch. Molly




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