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
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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?
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
> > 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
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