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Re: Has anyone experienced nightmares on Effexor XR? Susy

Posted by CherC68 on July 11, 2003, at 16:39:27

In reply to Re: Has anyone experienced nightmares on Effexor XR?, posted by Susy on July 11, 2003, at 9:24:13

Susy, exactly what you describe is what I have at least 3/4 times a day on top of the depression. The running feeling, chest feelings, pounding, etc. Effexor didn't seem to help (even though I wasn't on it long enough) neither did the Zoloft.

To me the side effects intensified the panic attacks.

I was given xanax when I was younger - just one prescription of 10 after I was raped and every now and then my mom gets a prescription and will give me two of hers to hold for when I get my "I think I'm dying panic attacks" NO doctor I have been to recently will prescribe xanax - As a matter of fact, I've taken maybe 20 in my entire life and I'm almost 40. Why are Dr's so afraid of giving out this drug (addictive or not)when it is the one pill that seems to help when I have a bad anxiety attack. Zoloft and Effexor is addictive too in its own way, all the AD's are if you ask my opinion.

My best friend actually gave me her two prescriptions of .25's, which I am using only as needed, and after that I'm SOL. But my depression is bad and now my panic attacks are so bad. My twitching right eye is back - in full force (I had an eye tick EVERYDAY 24/7 for over a year). It actually went away when I was on the zoloft for 4 days, but it just came back recently.

I've been off Effexor for weeks now. I had started taking Wellbutrin (same friends prescription - she's now only on Paxil), Wellbutrin was something I took years ago when I had female problems and they thought it would help with my nerves and at that time it did), it does not help at all now either.

I have been having a lot of floaters (little floating dots swimming past my eyes lately). To me, it sounds like what you are having are actually a form of Migraines. Sometimes with Migraines there are sharp zaps and a lot of double vision.

I wish you luck Suzy, please keep me posted. I wish there was a miracle drug, but unfortunately, I don't believe that there are. For me the AD's take care of a little of the depression, but the SE's far outweight it. I don't know anything anymore it seems.

Take Care,
Hugs, Cher

<<my panic attacks don't give me double vision but I do see everything too shiny and sometimes I see this zigzag glow thing that don't allow me to see well, I see this zigzag thing even with my eyes close, while my heart is racing like crazy and I feel short of breath, and pain in the middle of my chest, like if it is too hard. I also feel this desperation like If I want to go out running, and sometimes I also feel electricity all over my body, of course, my head also pounds bad, and this comes anytime, anywhere>>




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