Posted by Shaunnasez on May 8, 2002, at 22:28:01
In reply to Anyone had success on Effexor XR? , posted by jp on October 24, 1999, at 14:59:14
Hi, I've read through some of the posts here, and I plan on reading through all of them as soon as I get more time. I've gone through depression and panic attacks for several years now. At first I tried to "fix" myself with herbal supplements. But in the past year I've been in the ER too many times with horrid panic attacks. So my doc and I decided that I need to find a medicine that works for me to feel like myself again.
The last medicine I was on was Zoloft and I had bad side effects that sent me back to the doctor again today and he's gonna start me on Effexor XR now. From what I've read I do like that this medicine doesn't have as many sexual side effects. But one thing is troubling me. I have always had "movie" like dreams that play out what seems like forever and I always remeber them in great detail. The bad part is most of them are nightmare like movie dreams which I wake up shaking and sweating. I usualy don't go back to sleep when those happens because I'm afraid they will start over or pick up where they left off.
Some of the posts I've read others have had the side effect of more vivid dreams. Now I can't imagine mine getting anymore vivid than they already are. I guess my main question is how have some of you dealt with the vivid dreams? And second do they go away over the course of treatment?
My doc is a real fixer guy, and he won't give up until I feel better, which is a good trait. But he also said that there are around 20 diffrent types medicine and that we'll find one eventually that will work. His dedication and support has really motivated me to keep on trying and I really do hope this Effexor XR works for me.
I'm very happy to have found this forum. Congrats to everyone who has found themselves again with Effexor XR.