Posted by Squiggles on November 6, 2005, at 16:35:48
In reply to Re: effexor is supposed to have opiod effects..., posted by flmm on November 6, 2005, at 16:10:31
> I will say this about Effexor, when I took it about 1 year ago, I felt really good, and my back pain did not bother me near as much. However, on it's own, my blood pressure went way up and I got nervous a lot, kind of unstable feeling. I could not stay on it. Pherhaps it would work good as a low dose add on to Lexapro. I had another good response to Cymbalta with Lex, but not on it's own! I think I will always need an ssri as my main drug to keep me calm, but maybe I should think in terms of adding things to Lex. I am sick of opiates!
For the case I am speaking of, SSRIs are
just too weak for clinical depression; and
perhaps as you using them as adjuncts
may be the best thing to do.
So you're sick of opiates :-)
I didn't even know they were available,
unless you've got underground connections.