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Re: New to Effexor XR - Do I want to continue? Beauty

Posted by mandy77x on January 20, 2003, at 3:28:34

In reply to New to Effexor XR - Do I want to continue?, posted by Beauty on May 27, 2002, at 14:34:41

Hello.. I'm new here, but been reading so much wanted to pop in a comment.. I'm on Effexor 150mg & Welbutrin 150mg... a couple times i forgot to take the Effexor, or didn't have it and within 24-48 hrs i was sick, dizzy, nautios, could not focus on anything. if your worried about side effects I would certainly talk to your Dr before your on it too long, wish I did. > Hi all, I just started taking Effexor XR 37.5 in the a.m. with food, with a sample my Dr. gave me. I've been taking Wellbutrin 150sr once a day for about 6 mos, and prior to that had been prescribed Elavil for several months for spastic colon. Have gained A LOT of weight in the last year on those regimes. Dr. made no mention of withdrawel side effects from Effexor, and I segued from Wellbutrin overnight. This is day 2, with no noticeable side affects other than the usual hard-to-go-to-sleep issue, which the Dr. had previously prescibed low dosage (and I split into 1/4s, so basically 12.5mg - almost placebo) trazadone, which did help a lot, but knocked me out so much, even at that low dosage, that I had a hard time swimming to the surface of consciousness in the morning, after taking it at night before bed. I finally discontinued the trazadone, but took it last night to get to sleep. Should I continue the Effexor, or call my MD and ask him about the potential side effects of withdrawel? I'm hoping this depression will resolve itself over time combined with therapy, but the weight gain isn't helping matters at all! Any suggestions? Thanks!




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