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Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR? yawnbob

Posted by KimberlyDi on October 22, 2003, at 12:22:08

In reply to Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR? , posted by yawnbob on October 21, 2003, at 22:24:10

One option that you have: I definately noticed an increase in ADD-related symptoms when I was taking Effexor (inability to concentrate, retain and remember information crucial to my job also.) I started Strattera, along with the Effexor, and noticed an improvement within a few days. Clarity of mind.

If you find the "old you" returns... consider Strattera (not a controlled substance like Ritilin) before you think you have to switch careers.

Good Luck!
KDi in TExas


> I've had very good luck with Effexor. I was taking 150mg daily and life was good. It didn't start that way; it took me probably four weeks to get over the headaches and dizzyness. You name a SE, I had it. Eventually my body adjusted and I felt better than I had in years. No more depression or suicidal thoughts, none. I was also a very angry, pessimistic person before Effexor, during Effexor most of that attitude was curbed. One side effect I had was an occasional lack of ability to acheive an orgasm. The wife never complained about that one much. At one point I declared Effexor a miracle drug.
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> Now here I am reading these posts because I've stopped taking it and suffering some withdrawal. Hummmm, much like what I was feeling while starting the drug!
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> I cut down my dosage to 75mg for several weeks and then stopped altogether. It's been two days now and I do a lot of sleeping during the day and sleeplessness at night.
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> So, why have I stopped taking the "miracle drug"? Lack of concentration. My job depends on my ability to read and constantly process new information. When I try to read I find myself reading the same sentence over and over and still never processing anything. I also find myself skipping words when I write, something I never did before. I thought I would try going without for a while but the withdrawal is tough enough that I don't think I'll start using the drug again.
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> We'll see. If the "old me" comes back I'll have to weigh a career change vs. life without Effexor.
>


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