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Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR?

Posted by TinMan on March 6, 2006, at 9:17:44

In reply to Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR?, posted by luckday on March 6, 2006, at 7:30:26

> I love Effexor XR. This drug has changed my life. I am happy and not impulsive. Before I was on this drug and refused to accept I was depressed and would not take anything except a tranquilizer or wine because it had an immediate effect. I especially loved the rush alcohol gave me and once I started to drink found it hard to stop. Effexor has given me impulse control. I can do everything now that I did before but I don't have the extreme highs and lows that I used to experience. I am not a zombie and I can still feel stress, but somehow I can take a minute to think of an appropriate response rather than allowing my feelings to develop into full blown anxiety attacks. The side effects have been minimal. I experienced a lot a weird dreams at first and sometimes sweating. That has all subsided and I feel very normal and in control. I cannot say enough goods things about this drug, but I weant to point out that everyone is different. Fortunately, I was monitored closely for the first few years I was taking Effexor. That is very important.
> Good luck to everyone who contemplates taking Effexor.

Wow, my response with Effexor has been pretty much as you describe yours. The longer I am on it, the happier and more "even keeled" I seem to be. I "respond" now rather than "react" as it slows my thinking.

Alcohol and Effexor for me do not mix that well. I drank three glasses of wine the other night at a party and suffered the "Effexor Headache" the next day. Not good. I would rather be on Effexor than drink. Not that I can't drink, but I sure do think about how much I have had before reaching for some more!

Everyone is different. Monitor yourself and have your Dr. and those you trust help monitor you.

Paxil was a nightmare for me! I became an impulsive, mean, depressed person who drank way too much on Paxil. Because I wasn't seeing a Psychiatrist, I wasn't being monitored that closely and was "out of it" to monitor myself. My life was a nightmare while I was on Paxil - for about one year and 1/2.

So...IF you are taking any prescription AD, SSRI, Tricyclic, please take care, monitor yourself, communicate with the prescribing Dr. They can and do make a difference in your life although with some, it may not be a mostly positive one.





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