Posted by Lorraine on February 20, 2001, at 9:45:10
In reply to Re: Effexor-side effects » normama, posted by Ryan on February 19, 2001, at 23:37:17
> > > I HAVE BEEN ON EFFEXOR NOW FOR 8 MONTHS AND IT IS THE ONLY AD THAT HAS WORKED FOR ME. I TAKE 300MG EVERY MORNING. I AM HAVING TROUBLESOME SIDE EFFECTS HOWEVER. ITCHING SCALP, WEIGHT GAIN, ABSOLUTELY NO ENERGY, AND INSOMNIA. IF ANYONE HAS ADVICE OR KNOWS OF A BETTER AD PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
Re insomnia--when do you take your dose and is it a split dose. I have to take mine early in the morning and I take GABA (a natural enzime you can get at the health food store) before bed to help me sleep.
Re energy and weight gain--perhaps your pdoc will augment with amphetamine or Wellbutrin which may counter balance these effects. You may be able to lower your dose of effexor in this event as well. Good luck.