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Re: effexor- stay with it for newbies and withdrawl workinonit

Posted by SandyWeb on March 14, 2007, at 16:36:14

In reply to effexor- stay with it for newbies and withdrawl SandyWeb, posted by workinonit on March 14, 2007, at 3:39:40

Thanks for the response. I'm glad you had such good results with the Effexor over the long run, discounting the sexual side effects, of course.

I Have been taking 225 mg XR for maybe a week now in the morning, and I feel fine. I really only have two side effects. I seem to need to take a 2-hour nap about four hours after I've taken the Effexor XR (I curl up in my livingroom chair with a blanket so that I don't get TOO comfy....I would hate to sleep longer than 2 hours!). And I also find that it doesn't help my pre-existing insomnia, either in falling asleep or staying asleep (even when I occassionally will take 2 mg of clonazepam to help me sleep, when I'm only supposed to take 1 mg at bedtime). Other than those two side effects (oh, and a lose of appetite), I am extremely happy with this med. I can't even feel the edges of depression or suicidal ideation, nor do I have a "busy brain" (constantly ruminating about real and imagined events). Unfortunately, I don't have these dreams that everyone seems to talk about. Dang! I would like to have some interesting dreams!

Anyways, I can say that my combination of Effexor XR (225 mg daily), clonazepam (1 mg 3x daily), and Lopressor SR (100 mg 2x daily) works wonders for my anxiety and depression. I'm still agoraphobic, but give me time, give me time. *smile*

I hope you do well without the Effexor. Isn't it wonderful not to be a walking pharmacy? Lol.

God bless,




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