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Re: After 10 years on Effexor XR

Posted by clcty on April 1, 2008, at 19:33:56

In reply to Re: After 10 years on Effexor XR, posted by clcty on October 10, 2007, at 23:13:08

Thanks for everyone's response to my first post. I was unable to get off Effexor completely; however, I am at 75 mg which I can live with for now. I have a different doctor now and she has sent me for a CT scan. I go the results today and I have a prolactinoma. It's not lethal and I'm going to be fine; however, my doctor did mention that Effexor may be linked to prolactinomas. Anyway, now I'm taking Bromocriptine for the next five weeks to see if it brings my prolactin levels down and if it does hopefully I can get pregnant in about six months to a year. I've tried progesterone and it did not bring my period back which after having the CT scan, my doctor said that the progesterone would not help and that I have to take the bromocriptine (Parlodel) to try and regain my sex drive, ovulation etc. I hope it works. My husband is extremely concerned and I can't say I'm not a little either. If the bromocriptine does not work, the doc said she may take me off Effexor and try something else. Don't go getting all excited about Effexor. It may be linked to prolactin problems such as prolactinoma; however, it is a relatively new drug and I knew that when I started taking it. Thanks again for listening to all my issues and posting your responses. I will keep you all updated as to my situation.


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