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Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR? Jenny 15

Posted by maribeth on May 31, 2001, at 7:24:23

In reply to Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR? Jenny 15, posted by newby on May 30, 2001, at 7:07:56

> > > I guess I still don't get it. Does Effexor treat depression or anxiety? Does it help sleep disorder? Just graduated from 37.5 to 75. Still jittery.
> >
> > Hi, I read your post. The way it was explained to me is that this medication treats both anxiety and depression. For me, I had horrible anxiety, so bad that I ended up in the ER while on vacation in Florida. I had my first Panic Attack (Terrible!!) I ended up coming home on Xanax. I went on the Effexor XR and it was pretty rocky the first 2 weeks. My heart was racing, I had nausea, and did not sleep good at all. I would sleep for maybe 3 hours then be wide awake. I did the starter pack of the 37.5 then went to 75mg. Lack of sleep causes your Serotonin level to be depleted. With the medication, I truly believe you will overcome this. I have the same problem that you have. It helped me to sleep and there were nights that I didn't sleep at all. Hang in there :-)
> Hi, Thanks for responding. I've had your symptions exactly. Just started third week and thought I was adjusting, but yesterday was so fatigued, all I could do was sit and doze. It was like being sedated. Hanging in here..

Hey Y'all
In answer to "has anyone had success on Effexor?". You bet your sweet ass! I have taken just pretty much every AD in the good ole' PDR and I do not kid you; when with my last horrific
attack new and open minded pdoc said said "do you have any problems with trying Effexor?" Well Honey, given the state I was in she could have said rat poison and I would yes, but off we went and almost two years later I am one grateful lady! It has worked like a charm! So stick with it. Now I realize that different meds work differently for different individuals, but give it your best. Good Luck Maribeth




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