Posted by teetee on July 25, 2005, at 13:29:56
In reply to Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR?, posted by Jimmy Go on July 24, 2005, at 15:26:27
I get the impression that this may be the place to be for Effexor info and support.
18 months is not extremely long on Effexor and I can tell you that finding the correct dosage takes time. I have learned that Effexor is just a part of achieving overall mental and emotional health, it's not the answer to every thing. It only enabled me to look at other behaviors that were compulsive and destructive.
I take 300 mg of Effexor but am on my way down to a lower dose. I have cleaned alot out of my closet and have learned skills to achieve more calmness and peace so don't worry too much about the dose. One concern is it can raise blood pressure at higher doses. In the beginning of my recovery process I attended alot of 12 step meetings because I needed a place to talk out things. I wasn't an alcoholic but instead I had Bulemarexia and new that change was going to be difficult so I didn't want to switch addictions and compulsions. Just keep doing what your doing and use this place and anywhere else to talk out things that go on in your head....once you bring them out in the light they somehow lose their power to confuse and torment. best of luck