Posted by gabbie on September 27, 2006, at 9:53:56
In reply to Anyone had success on Effexor XR? , posted by jp on October 24, 1999, at 14:59:14
Hi. I just wanted to say my opinion before I go to work because I found this bulletin/writing area yesterday morning and I was so glad to find it because it made me think that there was hope for what's going on in my life. I have had anxiety for about 2 years now, and altough that may not be as long as other people, it still has made a horrible impact on my life. It's not as bad as it was two years ago when it first started, but I still can't stand the way I get. I cry for no reason... little things bother me for long hours, possible days. My chest tightens and I seem to get tense like something bad is going to happen.. just because of the thoughts that take over my mind. I know all of my problems are in my head and I do not have a chemical imbalance, but it's still hard to just quit thinking the way I have. Also, my life is pretty good so it sucks that I have to feel like this and be afraid to meet new people or do things regularly. I was on lexapro for 2 weeks and I stopped taking that because it was just something to help me out for a Florida trip I was taking... not long enough to see if it worked, but then I went to therapy and seemed A LOT BETTER. Then something happened this past year and I keep falling into a worse and worse anxiety/depressed feeling. Sometimes it's worse than others, but for the most part it sucks. I was on Effexor and it was a month and two weeks and I didn't really feel anything different so I stopped taking it. I was also on Zoloft for 2 weeks and that made me feel worse than I had been feeling so I called that quits. Effexor seemed to have my good days and bad days in the beginning, I yawned a lot and lost weight... which was a good thing. I read everything people were writing on here and some people made me so happy because I am going to the doctors soon to try Effexor again. I didn't wait it out long enough. I want to see if this could work for me.
To all of you who have been saying positive things/effects... thank you so much!
And to all you people who were complaining about how withdrawl sucked... that's how it works. Obviously if you are on something for so long that helps you take control of your life and feel better than before.. getting off of it is going to suck. And to you who were just saying how it's stupid to take medicine for things that bother you in life... you should just stick it out and wait. We have been waiting a long time and nothing seems to work! These people probably don't know how sad it can be to cry randomly and not want to go out and do things normally.