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Re: Going through Effexor Withdrawl now drblonde

Posted by Angel Girl on March 25, 2004, at 14:58:51

In reply to Re: Going through Effexor Withdrawl now, posted by drblonde on March 25, 2004, at 3:50:36

> i did research not too long ago about how Effexor has been known to cause anger, and even rage. It is am SSRI, but they still put bipolar people on it anyways.
> Ritalin is still around, and it is still legal speed.
> I just dont think that some people realize the side effects of these medications.


Drblonde

I'm bi-polar and on Effexor XR 187.5mg daily. You're right, those diagnosed with BP shouldn't really be put on any anti-depressant, including Effexor. It can cause manic episodes. That's why I am being closely monitored and I've never had a problem and I've been taking Effexor for 3 years. That's not to say that somebody else won't have a problem. Everybody reacts differently and we all should be closely monitored by our doctors.

I can't offer any opinion about Ritalin because I don't know much about it and I have no experience with it.

Angel Girl


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