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Re: Starting out on Effexor-xr sareny

Posted by Colleen D. on July 22, 2004, at 14:35:02

In reply to Starting out on Effexor-xr, posted by sareny on July 22, 2004, at 9:01:27

> Doctor just gave this to deal with my depression, anxiety, anto social behavior, lack of interest in things i loved to do, loss of sexual activity and very weird mood swings. Im very scared being on this considering i just took my first dose today.
> Any personal stories on this drug would be greatly appreciated.

I'm taking Effexor for the same problems as you on top of post-partum depression. I have been on it since May 18 and the only real side effects I've had are sweats and insomnia (which I had before I started it). I like it MUCH better than Zoloft which I was on before for PPD; Zoloft made me a walking zoombie! Anyway, I'm doing great at 150mg a day but will be undergoing a formal evaluation by a psychiatrist soon and he/she may adjust the dosage as I'm still having a bit of nighttime anxiety.

As for the dreams, I used to dream vividly, but they stopped when I started Effexor. Now they're back but not nightmarish at all.

Good luck!





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