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Re: AD question 4 you- Kristi, Cindylou

Posted by Kristi on September 25, 2001, at 21:35:22

In reply to Re: AD question 4 you- Kristi, Cindylou galtin, posted by Cindylou on September 25, 2001, at 12:53:19

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My only point is that maybe you can try something else FIRST. They are just too many things popping up about effexor.... why go there if you don't have to.


Hi Galtin,
> I understand your point, and agree that Effexor has helped many people ... my concern here is that Scott has had such a hard time with SSRIs ... Effexor does have some SSRI properties, and I believe that if someone has difficulty with SSRIs they most likely will have trouble with Effexor.
>
> Maybe I'm wrong here, though -- have you tried other SSRIs and had bad side effects with them? I would happily stand corrected if I knew that others who had bad experiences with SSRIs could have positive experiences with Effexor.
>
> Thanks for your input,
> cindy.
>
> >
> > After this post I will try to keep out of the Effexor wars, othewise I'll get blocked for being tedious.
> >
> > If not for personal experience, the posters here would convince me to test the anti-depressant properties of strychnine before considering Effexor. Maybe satisfied Effexor customers don't write in. It is not that Effexor is a unique wonder-med, but there are people who have done well on it. Me, for example. It eradicated a killer depression. And at fairly high doses I have had only a couple mild side effects and have suffered no side effects at all the several times I have stopped taking it.
> >
> > I know several other people who, like myself, were rescued by Effexor at that point of desperation when all else has failed. I have no idea what medication any given person should take. Maybe Effexor should be a second or third option. But I hope that people who have not been helped by other meds won't rule it out based on the bad experiences some have had with it.
> >
> > galtin


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