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Re: Lexapro vs Effexor Maximus

Posted by MARTY on July 1, 2006, at 15:46:41

In reply to Re: Lexapro vs Effexor MARTY, posted by Maximus on July 1, 2006, at 13:24:11

> Hi Marty,
> I'm glad you're doing well on Lexapro. By any chance have you been on Effexor? If yes, how do you compare the two in terms of effectiveness and side effects... I love Effexor but i would be more than happy to find a stuff with less side effects, particularly the weight gain and the sexual ones.

Hi Max,

Thanks, I too am glad to do well on Lex :)

I've been on Effexor XR for about 8 months. I don't think I'm a good person to judge well Effexor because I'm sure the *WEIRD* way I was feeling. I'm sure people usually don't feel that way. I mean, everything seems to 'flash' like a neon and seems to be yellowish etc I had vivid and lucid dreaming that was really intense EVERY night etc. Personally I didn't like Effexor XR at all, one of the worst for me. BUT I KNOW Effexor XR is a pretty good AD IN TERMS OF EFFECTIVENESS.

Now, if I have to compare with Lexapro I would have to go with the studies and others experiences since I didn't have a 'statistically speaking NORMAL' experience with Effexor XR.

Regarding weight gain, I'm not sure which is the best but Lexapro (an SSRI\ASRI) is the best of the SSRIs in this regard. (Effexor XR is an SNRI) .. can't remember if I took some pounds on Effexor. How many pound did you get on Effexor ?

Lexapro doesn't kill your sexuality as much as Effexor XR.

From what I've read on guys experiences, Lexapro (AND Celexa) is less likely to kill your libido, which is a good thing! Effexor is a pretty good libido killer and that's the primary reason why Lexapro is better for most men. Think about it: No libido = no erection because no desire whatsoever AND SO you no longer care about orgasm intensity or if you can ejaculate because YOU DONT EVEN REACH THAT POINT! lol Lexapro is making your orgasm less intense and most likely makes it more difficult to reach orgasm/ejaculation but it does so moderately AND less than any other SRIs. So to make a long story short: with Lexapro you can have fun, with Effexor you usually dont even DESIRE to have that kind of fun :P

hope it helps a little




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