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Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR?

Posted by darkstar on March 9, 2001, at 2:14:39

In reply to Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR? , posted by annj on February 28, 2001, at 20:34:03

> > I've been on 75 mg of Effexor XR for 2 weeks now, after 1 week of 37.5 mg. A doctor prescribed this to me after a suicidal episode...I've been severely depressed for nearly a year and have anxiety problems as well. At times it seems the effexor is helping and at other times I feel more hopeless and anxious than ever! Can't fall asleep at night, then can't wake up in the morning. How long does it take for this drug to kick in? Do any of you know of another drug that might help? Tried Paxil but hated it.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for your help and best wishes to all of you.
> I was on effexor for 9 months and I had a bad experience. It made me angry instead of sad and I had no sex drive.
> Now I am on Wellbutrin. As soon as Ii switched to Wellbutrin my mood improved and I have a sex drive again. Effexor is an evil drug! You should get off of it. My mind doesn't work anymore because of it.

effexor is not an evil drug--it is a godsend! started on it a couple of weeks ago. i take 150mgs/day along with 300mgs/day wellbutrin & 25mgs zoloft at bedtime. it has been 6 days since i came home in the middle of the day to sleep. it's been at least 2 years since i could say that--major depression is such a drag. and the side effects have been minimal--just a little vertigo the 1st day & for a day every time my dosage increased. i may actually get my life back with this combination of meds!




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