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Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR? Parks

Posted by SLICK on September 15, 2004, at 21:34:46

In reply to Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR? , posted by Parks on January 4, 2000, at 16:10:07

I have improved immensely! Started very slowly by taking 1/2 dose for a few days before going to the 75 mg. My doctor monitored me for about 5 months; I went to see her at the end of every month to see if the dosage was right for me. After about 5 months, I have increase the dosage to 150 mg per day because I was starting to feel a little low and wanted to see if an increase would help.

Depression, anxiety, mood swings, ect. run thick in my family. This is the first time that I have taken perscription drugs for my mental health, but I do feel that it has made a difference, at least for me that is. Before starting on Effexor XR, I would feel some sort of frustration/anxiety or immense hate for everyone or someone at least once during some point of the day. It was uncontrollable and I hated the way that I felt. I always told my family that if they think that I am mean to them, they should try being inside my head and thoughts; i hated it! Of course, I would lose my temper/control mostly with those very close to me who I knew would continue to love me. Usually the feelings or hyper-feelings were short lived, but I could not appologize for the burst since I knew that they would happen again. Uaually the feelings of angre were over extremely small things...

Since I have been on Effexor XR, I feel just regular stress like "normal" people experience, and I don't blow things too much out of porportion...I am afterall still human.

I have quickly read through many different opinions on using Effexor XR, and I remain with the conclusion that, like everything in life, there is not one specific drug or dose that is perfect for everyone. Every body is different, and sometimes it takes time to find the the right solution; it could be a combination of a certain drug with therapy. There is no magic in the process, just patients and determination to find what is right for you; don't give up trying find the right balance, it will be worth it. I hope that Effexor continues to provide me with the balance it has given in the past 6 months.

> > My husband has shown great progress with effexor xr 75mg...He is a new person...His main problems have been some occasional very negative dreams, for a short time sexuall disfunction, and it has elevated his blood preasure (however he has had juvinile hypertension)...This dug as worked better than any other!!!
> Hi there,
> >
> > Anyone care to comment on the use of Effexor? Anyone
> > "happy" with it? I have tried Prozac (too much anxiety),
> > Serzone (too sedating). I am currently on Buspar for anxiety.
> >
> > Been reading many different reports... Effexor seems
> > to have a lot of success...
> >
> > please share your thoughts on this.




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