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I just started Effexor XR

Posted by Cottonwool on July 20, 2004, at 9:35:37

I just began taking Effexor XR yesterday for my GAD - I also had blood-work taken for the first time to see if maybe my problem is thyroid related. I have been to councelors, therapists, phsychiatrists - you name it - since I was 13 years old. In my teens I was severely depressed and they tried Zoloft and Celexa - both of which I became fed up with and stopped taking cold turkey. Fortunately, I haven't suffered from depression in several years now - but now I have severe anxiety. Earlier this year I was put on Lexapro (against my will - I didn't see why they would use Lexapro when Celexa obviously hadn't worked in the past!!!) and of course I stopped taking this cold turkey too. Lexapro actually changed my personality - it made me very mean, confused - it just didn't work right at all.

I don't know what to think of Effexor - but I am not very optimistic about it, considering my multiple failures in the past - but I have promised my fiance to give it a chance since it seems to be marketed more towards GAD then depression.

What do you think?




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