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Re: AD question 4 you Cindylou

Posted by Kristi on September 22, 2001, at 22:49:29

In reply to Re: AD question 4 you galtin, posted by Cindylou on September 22, 2001, at 21:50:30

Thanks for the support. Bottom line..... use as a last resort. There are so many out their to use. Just look here and the archives.. their is so much posted about effexor. That's not good. Again..... don't use it as a first time AD


> I have to second Kristi's point here -- I have a horrible time with SSRI side effects, and I had an even WORSE time with Effexor.
>
> I'd say don't waste your time going with Effexor -- at least not until you've given some others a try.
>
> good luck,
> cindy
>
> > > Oh.... definately don't start with effexor. There are so many side effects and it's just awful to come off of. Even doctors and pharmacists are finally admitting this now. My doctor won't even prescribe it.... and a friend of mines husband is a pharmacist, and he says he cringes everytime he receives a script for it. You know yourself best tho, do what you think is right for yourself. Good luck, Kristi
> >
> > For some people, yes. For others, like myself, there are no side effects. Some of the problems people associate with Effexor are due to underdosing. Low doses can equal a high level of side effects, not to mention leaving the depression untouched.
> > >
> > > galtin
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > I can't tolerate SSRI's...At All..Hate them..I find SSRI's make me obnoxious, irritable, anxious, agitated, cause my face to swell, I gain weight, want to sleep all the time, sexual problems, no emotions, and muscle pains.
> > > > Have chronic depression w/ lots of severe anxiety frequent double depression that is severe (frequent suicidal thoughts). More of the fatigued overeater type though.
> > > >
> > > > If given the choice which would you try first?
> > > >
> > > > 1)Effexor XR
> > > > 2)Serzone
> > > > 3)Remeron
> > > >
> > > > If none of these.. what then?


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