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Re: Effexor? rainbowlight

Posted by Ritch on June 8, 2002, at 10:20:18

In reply to Ritch, posted by rainbowlight on June 7, 2002, at 18:55:14

> My ongoing med saga continues (LOL!) Saw pdoc today, told her the Zoloft works pretty well. She said we will keep that in our back pocket to use as a last resort but she really wants me to try Effexor for the recently diagnosed ADD first. She thinks most of my hyperness/nervous anxiety is ADD related. So off I go on a new med trial. She put me on 1/2 of 37.5 once a day in the morning. Do you know what I can expect from this med? She told me it would make me jittery, and so far on the first dose I want to take a nap! Go figure!

Hi, there. I read one of your posts above and you said you got hospitalized for a psychotic manic episode? Now, your pdoc is giving you a dx of ADD? Bizarro. I was on Effexor for about a year. It does help with ADD symptoms. However, I got very hostile and hypomanic on it. I was taking lithium with it then instead of Depakote so maybe that wouldn't have happened. All I can say is be careful with that one if you have any suspicion of bipolar. If your pdoc now thinks you are ADD, why didn't she give you a stimulant? The reason I ask is that stimulants didn't make me rage like some antidepressants can. What to expect from Effexor.. You might get nauseated pretty badly. That is the #1 symptom I didn't like about it. I also had some very vivid dreaming on it (which I didn't mind). 18.75mg is a low enough dose you could probably tolerate it OK. Just watch out for a hostility reaction. If you start getting manic-I would call your pdoc and get it stopped ASAP.

good luck,





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