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Re: Help: Insomnia/Inorgasmia

Posted by awake at last on July 30, 2002, at 11:23:46

In reply to Help: Insomnia/Inorgasmia, posted by sillyhead on July 30, 2002, at 9:50:56

> Hello Everyone,
> I have been taking Effexor XR for about a month. I started at 37.5 mg and after each week, I have increased this dose by 37.5 mg. Now I am on day 8 of my recommended dose: 150 mg.
> At first I felt no real side effects, but now I am noticing that since I started, I have not been able to have an orgasm, which is really frusterating b/c this has never been a problem for me.
> Also, since I increased by dosage, I have been waking in the night, thrashing around in bed, talking in my sleep, and having bizarre and vivid dreams that are generally too intense, making them unpleasant. I am going to wait this one out, b/c I think once things stabalize this will go away, but it is hard b/c the lack of sleep is making me tired! And I never had that problem before either! I could sleep anywhere before the effexor!
> I am also very concerned about the inorgasmia as I have a boyfriend of 2 1/2 years and we are not used to this. And what is worse, is that finally my sex drive has come back, only to find out I can't climax!!!!!!!!!!!
> Please, Please share your experiences with insomnia/inorgasmia with me. Does this go away?
> Thanks a ton,
> Sillyhead
Yes, I've had the same experience with Effexor, but at higher doses. I did okay at 150mgs but it wasn't making me any better, when they upped the dosage to 225 mg I thought I was going to go crazy. One of my major complaints was fatigue, and with effexor I couldn't sleep at all. I stayed at 150 mgs for several months and found that nothing changed. Forewarning, my worst withdrawal symptoms came with this one... backing off of this medicine even at the recommended dosage was miserable - major headaches.




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