Posted by Reneb on May 11, 2002, at 19:16:40
In reply to Re: Effexor and Anxiety » Timmy4, posted by SandraDee on May 10, 2002, at 17:14:04
> I am 30, an at home mom who was just prescribed Effexor XR. I am only on day 2 but seem to be feeling better. I'm not snapping at my 2 1/2 yr old as much. I haven't had ANY side effects from it at all yet. The starting dose for me was 37.5 and I up to 75mg at the end of this week. I have two kids under age 3, and we just bought a home and are still not sure when we are going to be able to move into it. Life is stressful now, but I haven't cried in two days - so that is nice. Cheerios on the floor no longer look like boulders. I was feeling like a bad mom two days ago, now I just feel like a mom under a lot of stresses, but nothing I can't handle. Thanks for listening.
> > Hi!
> > I am a 21 year old college student who was just prescribed Effexor XR. I am wondering how this med most likely will affect my symptoms. I have been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety, and am very self conscious and anxious. How will the Effexor do with becoming more outward focused, less self conscious, and more motivated? Also, how does it affect mental clarity??
> > Thank you so much for any and all help!
> > Talk to you soon,
> > Chris
Hi Guys, I have just weined off effexor. All I can tell you is that It worked great for awhile. The higher the dose the more I felt unemotional, didn't care about things I used to (good things!)I was extremely tired all the time. When I decided to get off the stuff I noticed right away my energy level come back. I couldn't believe how much of a fog I was in. I sure you have read posts on the withdrawal symptoms. They are unbelievable and really hard to take. I just wanted you to be aware. Oh! weight gain too.
sorry to sound so negative. It was just my experience with it.
hope to talk soon,