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Re: back from the doctor's office - Effexor XR

Posted by sid on December 20, 2001, at 15:06:58

In reply to Re: back from the doctor's office - Effexor XR, posted by kid_A on December 20, 2001, at 14:01:11

Still here ! On a break form work...
I understand what you say. I do agree with my doctor however that I have anxiety and that I may be overdoing it (Psycho Babble, etc.). I think she's just trying to get me to do stuff that I like, which I have stopped doing and not started back for some reason, instead of worrying about the meds. I did tell her that I'd continue getting info and talking to others about it because it is important to me and stressful at the same time. I don't like meds, so yes I am definitely anxious about it, as well as about many other things in my life. I will at the same time make sure that I spend less time looking for info and spend more time enjoying life.

Anyway, don't worry, I took some of what she said and I left some... I do need to have more fun in my life however, we both agreed on that. Psycho Babble is interesting, but not exactly fun. Thanks for your message !

> Hello Sid,
> I was on effexor xr 37.5mg for the longest time and I must say I experienced the most side effects during this time. Even when I increased my dosage to three times a day at 37.5 I was experiencing side effects. Now I'm glad to say that at 75mg taken twice a day (once in the morning, the other at 8:00pm) I have by and large no side effects whatsoever.
> All things said, stick with what you are comfortable, though I doubt your doctor's assertion that you'll receive some therapeudic benefits staying at 37.5. What should happen though is that your brain should start to get used to the rewiring being done w/ your receptors.
> I'd like to say that I also highly disagree with your doctor as concerns posting/reading this message board... While it is one thing to overstress yourself by reading other people horror stories concerning the medication you are on, I think however that this board is very very benificial in the means of both social therapy and information gleaned from others who have been down the same road you are traversing now.
> I hope that you'll take my words to heart, there is a lot to learn here, and there are many kind people to both talk to and to gain advice, both for daily life as well as medication.
> Stay well, and keep at it.




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