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Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR?

Posted by Mim on November 16, 2005, at 7:00:31

In reply to Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR?, posted by TinMan on November 15, 2005, at 7:58:52

> > I'm sorry, but you have me a little confused. YOu said the combo seems to be a good mix for you and then you stated that you are having all this negativity? So I'm wondering is it good or not? I was just discussing this combo w/ someone else.
> > Now I read this and I'm a little confused. Are you saying that you were getting bad and the new combo is making you better???
> >
> > Thanks-and I hope it's all positive for you.
> I tried the Wellbutrin/Effexor combo. After about 4 weeks, I noticed that I was getting irritable and anything could set me off. NOT GOOD. And the more Wellbutrin I got into my system, the more irritable and "hair trigger" I got. I understand that Wellbutrin is not a good recommendation for those with PTSD. That is part of what I am dealing with. Soooo, now I can honestly say that for me, Wellbutrin added to counteract the side effects of Effexor was not good.
> I am back on 225 mg of Effexor with 7.5 mg of Remeron to sleep at night. I take two Effexor in the a.m. and one just before going to bed.
> A lot of this seems to be trial and error. Listening to your body and working with your Dr. Because, we all are different! But not alone.
What is PTSD?

I take 150 mg in the am and 150 at 5 pm and I tend to wake up at 4am...but get back to sleep.

Does anyone notice an effect on the regularity or Irregularity of their menstral cycle?? (Or is that all stress again?).

This does make me feel less alone! thanks




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