Posted by yankeegirl on July 26, 2003, at 14:54:03
In reply to Re: Effexor XR for Menoapause, posted by Helaine on July 26, 2003, at 14:32:32
> Dear Yankeegirl:
> Thank you so much for taking the time to respond.Just a foot note I love the yankees too!
> My family dr. prescribed it to me but I am also seeing a psychologist as well. I was very confused when he told me it will help my hot flashes seeing one of the side effect are hot flashes. However, he told me not to read the side effects as if I am going to listen to him..ha!However, I did just learn that a counsin of mine was taking effexor for her hot flashes and she said it was a miracle. So, I guess I will have to wait and see.
> I do take it 1st thing in the morning because I don't want to have problems sleeping. I think my energy level is going up because I am eating less and that in itself does make me feel better. I also am suffering from depression and was on zoloft,paxil,prozac..you name it I took it! I stopped for many years..but the menopause seems to have brought on all the old feelings again.
> Thank you once again!!!!!!!!!
I can see why your doctor would tell you NOT to read about the SEs (side effects). Many first time posters went 'AAAAAHHHH, I'm afraid to even try it', but that is why I mentioned - we don't know how many people are fine and fabulous on it because they would have no reason to even search the internet for other people with SEs.
Well, if Effexor really does help hot flashes, you have informed all of the people reading this site - cause nobody knew that before, that I know of anyway.
Please update on your progress. Yankeegirl