Posted by DPRJR on July 21, 2005, at 17:55:41
In reply to Anyone had success on Effexor XR? , posted by jp on October 24, 1999, at 14:59:14
I have been on Effexor for a little over a year. I started with 37.5 MG and went to 75 MG two weeks later. I started taking it in the morning but had difficulty sleeping. I switched to taking it at night and that corrected the problem. I experienced nauseousness for about 2 weeks. The first six months, motivation, or the lack there of, caused great concern for me. This eventually subsided. The long term side effects that I still experience are sweating, and prolonged orgasms. I now sweat more profusely than I ever have. It also takes quite long for me to reach orgasm. That's not at all bad considering before Effexor, I experienced pre-mature ejaculation. This drug has been a positive life altering drug for me. I no longer experience depression, my sex life is great, and my co-workers enjoy the fact that I no longer bite their head off.
I will gladly tolerate the mild side effects I experience. The pros of this drug, for me, far outweigh the cons. Tom Cruise eat your heart out.