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Effexor XR

Posted by anxiety66me on February 13, 2004, at 13:40:04

My doc recently prescribed Effexor XR 150 mg/per day. The doc said it would help my anxiety/social anxiety and ADD (the attention kind, not hyperactive kind). The first day I took it it gave me a very good high. I was able to spend time with friends and was not as self-concious as I used to be. But, that has worn off and I am back to being anti social.

I am terribly constipated and am taking in LOTS of fiber to try to help it. Not to be graphic, but I was so constipated that there was blood in my stool. I assume I burst a blood vesel.

I also have sleeping problems, but they are getting worse. I wake up and cannot go back to sleep.

At first I was not hungry ever, but now I am hungry all the time. Am I going to gain weight on this drug?

My sex drive has been out of this world. It was helped by the Wellbutrin, but when I started the Effexor it got even better. That was a great bonus.

I have had some headaches, but that may have been due to the adjustment of raising the dosage. No headaches lately.

My doc wants to take me off Klonopin, but I think it helps me with my anxiety/social anxiety. I have a new doc, but my old doc wants to send my files and I am afraid thst he will say that Klonopin should not be prescribed to me. Maybe he won't. I don't know.

I also take Wellbutrin and am happy with what it does. It keeps me alert. Anyone have some similar experience/insight to share? Thanx.




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