Posted by clay potzz on November 13, 2001, at 15:56:45
In reply to Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR? , posted by kid47 on November 8, 2001, at 15:50:33
I have been on XR for about 2 years, taking 300mg/day, along with Concerta 36 mg for ADD, xanax .5mg 3x and risperdal 1.0/ day.
I have been able to cut out the xanax and risperdal, but continue on with the Effexor and Concerta.
I don't feel any better. For some reason, I still dont have energy, still day dream, have a lack of focus, can't get my weight under control. I don't know what to do next.
I was on prozac about 8 years ago, and at first felt great, then it tapered off. We tried the prozac again, but switched to the Effexor.
Don't know where to turn.
> Howdy. I was on 300mg/day FXR xr for over a year & tapered off with no problems. I did taper slowly (75mg every 2 weeks) & added 20mg/day Prozac the last week. I had no noticable discontinuation problems. If you feel you are better with the FXR why stop? You might check with your doc about adding something (Wellbutrin maybe) to help with motivation. Good luck. Take care.
> > Hi there
> > I am new to the board, this is my 1st post.
> > It was great to find this on the internet.
> > I started reading starting from the begining,
> > and was hoping it would get better...does'nt seem that way.
> > I have been on Effexor XR for the last 9mo.
> > I started on AD right after i had my 3rd baby.
> > severe post partum. tried alot of different things none worked. zoloft, prozac,buspar,and several others, the my pdr put me on effexor.
> > I now am taking 300mg of it a day in the morning.
> > I'm glad to know that im not AS crazy as i thought i was.
> > It has helped with my moods and feeling irritable
> > all the time,helped me to to sit around and cry.
> > However...
> > I have had the vivid dreams, dreams that seem so real they stay with you all day long.
> > I have had the acne arounf the scalp. Ive never had acne before.
> > I have also had the fatigue, cant sleep at night,
> > not gained weight, becasue i started taking Ad
> > right after having the baby, however i hav'nt dropped a pound.
> > I have had no motivation, the things i use to love to do, id still love to do, i just dont want to. its very werid!
> > and God forbid i miss a dose! Whoa! I feel so
> > dizzy, i feel like im here and im aware of everything around me, but im just there. a blob!
> > i hate that feeling!
> > Im now convinced i'll be on this the rest of my life! i have 3 little girls and i cant afford at this point in my life to go through withdrawls as
> > severe as everyone has dicribed in here. I have not read where one person has said it was easy i had no problems. Maybe thats what the pharmasutical compant intended, get people addicted, and we make money FOREVER! I know when i miss my dose, im like trying to get to ASAP!
> > so no one can tell me its not addicting!
> > Right now im looking for the right meds that i can combine any sugestions would be great!
> > Something that will get me going and something that will help me sleep.
> > its funny but my pdr says i should not be feeling this way. he says it should have the opposit effect on me more energy, better sleep, lose weight, and the reason it has'nt happened yet, is
> > because im on not on the right dose. how high can
> > it go? anyone that could give me any info id appreciate. Also the pdr is talking about putting me on welbutrin, what does anyone know about this?
> > thank you-
> > witchypoo