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Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR?

Posted by Starwatcher on September 23, 2002, at 15:16:41

In reply to Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR? , posted by Redula on September 23, 2002, at 13:54:19

> I have currently been taking the Effexor for at least 8 to 12 months, I not sure what month that I started, but I am up to taking 2, 75 mg a day, plus 1, Xanax 0.5 mg three times a day. I also hve trouble sleeping. I have a good Dr, but I've never asked her what I was diagnosed with. I was sexually abused as a child. I had at one time put this behind me, but now (to make a long story short), things have been kind of throwed back at me. I had surpressed alot of my child hood. It's been rough, and there are days I'm not even able to get out of bed due to pain, numbness, or unable to move.
> I still have anxiety attacks, and my body just jerks all over and I went from have a full time job, attending college, raising my two little girls, to being affrain of doing anything.
> Some times I feel over medicated, and there are times I feel that I couldn't live with out it.
> Please, help me to under stand why I am taking the Effexor ER.
> Red

Red, that is something you'll have to directly ask your doctor if you don't know why - only he/she can tell you since he/she was the one that's prescribed the medications. My doctor tells me why she's doing things, wants me to do certain things or prescribes medication. ( I have a wonderful one!). She knows that it's important that her patients understand exactly what's going on, etc. and have two way conversations with her. Some doctors don't realize this or think the less the patient knows , the better. This is not a good practice of medicine! Learn to talk with your doctor - and ask questions if you don't understand - until you do. It's YOUR life and health!

I would also tell them about the pains you're feeling and not being able to move or get out of bed, etc.




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