Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: February is Effexor month at PBabble

Posted by tweetybird on February 4, 2002, at 9:36:21

In reply to Re: February is Effexor month at PBabble, posted by tweetybird on January 24, 2002, at 19:01:24

> > >
I have taken my last pill yesterday of effexor xr, the doc weaned me off from 150 mg down to 37.9 mgs for a week and now i am free of it. it did nothing for me as I said in my post, My withdrawal is going good but it;s just the body sickness that makes me feel terrible, some shocks but not many and cry alot of the time I guess that's still from the depression, I am feeling pretty good otherwise and am glad to be off this drug, I am on Celexa now only 20mgs for now while I go off the effexor xr and then it will be my main AD , I was on it before and it worked like a charm but fizzeled out at a particular bad time in my life but am confident it will work again.

anyone else had an easy time getting off the effexor xr?

Dee

Dx effexor taken for ?
> Major depression
> >
> > did you like it or not, why ?
> still on it but don't like it due to the extreme mood swings with crying and a feeling like I'm gonna explode inside and also a feeling of being out of control with my feelings and body which makes me cry alot because it scares me to death
> >
> > which version effexor or effexor XR
> XR
> >
> > how it helped or did not, time of day taken
> I don't find that it has helped very much as I have not felt very good on this drug, still have deep depression worse at times and other times feel not to bad, too many mood swings with agitation and irritibility , take it in the morning.
>
> > side effects starting & what helped
> > no real side effects while starting except some tremors in my legs and constipation which lasted only a couple of days. Just drank alot of water to help the constipation
>
> > side effects on the med & what helped
> have not really had bad side effects except maybe head or scalp tingling and constant shaking of my foot, get into a space sometimes when I feel like it is controlling me and I am helpless to get back control and that scares the hell out of me so I just start sobbing. Take clonazepam 1.5mg to ease those times which works.
> >
> > side effects stopping & what helped
> >still on but want to get off soon
>
> > time on med ( days, weeks, months, etc)
> >4 weeks starting at 75mg for 2 weeks then to 150 mg in the morning
>
> > if you took other meds & discontinued them before effexor, if so why ?
> Over the years have been on many different AD which most didn't work but just 2 years ago was put on Celexa and it was a wonder drug for me without any side effects at all but fizzled out on me just this year Was also tried on Remeron and it was not for me, gained a ton of weight and the depression just got worse
> >
> > if you have stopped effexor ? why ?
> Want to stop because of all the negative aspects of this drug and also because it has not helped me
> >
> > > an example...
> > sexual side effects ? what did you do /take that helped, & just as important did not help ? did these last ? time, etc ?
>
> Since I have been off of the Celexa sex is a thing of the past, I know depression alone causes sexual dysfunction but the meds I take now don't help at all, I just don't have the feeling for it anymore and was once very sexually hungry
> >
> > vision changes ?
> blurry vision with cloudy spots in front of my eyes at times making me think my glasses were dirty and were not
> >
> > If there are things you do not want posted on the BB, you can email them to me.


Tweet  

Thread

 

Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post


Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.

 

Start a new thread

 
Google
dr-bob.org www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for
in

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:tweetybird thread:53280
URL: http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20020131/msgs/92810.html