Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 240705

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Effexor XR 450 mg??

Posted by Nissy on July 10, 2003, at 18:18:52

Hi everyone,
Quick question. Anyone ever been on Effexor XR with a dose of 450 or up to 600? I started to see a new p doc and he upped my effexor back up to 450 because I was down to 300 and feeling depressed again. He said we could go up to 600 if we have to.
Just curious.
Thanks,
Nissy

 

Re: Effexor XR 450 mg??

Posted by SLS on July 11, 2003, at 8:36:08

In reply to Effexor XR 450 mg??, posted by Nissy on July 10, 2003, at 18:18:52

> Hi everyone,
> Quick question. Anyone ever been on Effexor XR with a dose of 450 or up to 600? I started to see a new p doc and he upped my effexor back up to 450 because I was down to 300 and feeling depressed again. He said we could go up to 600 if we have to.
> Just curious.
> Thanks,
> Nissy


Hi Nissy.

Your doctor is absolutely right about the dosage range of Effexor. Some people do need 600mg.


- Scott

 

Re: Effexor XR 450 mg??

Posted by noa on July 11, 2003, at 19:46:42

In reply to Re: Effexor XR 450 mg??, posted by SLS on July 11, 2003, at 8:36:08

Yes, I took 450 and my pdoc was ok about going up to 600. But I had some SEs that made it difficult for me to stay at 450. Hope it works for you.

 

Re: Effexor XR 450 mg??

Posted by Nissy on July 11, 2003, at 23:24:19

In reply to Re: Effexor XR 450 mg??, posted by noa on July 11, 2003, at 19:46:42

But I had some SEs that made it difficult for me to stay at 450. Hope it works for you.

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What kind of SE's were you having if I may ask??
Thanks,
Nissy

 

Re: Effexor XR 450 mg?? Nissy

Posted by noa on July 12, 2003, at 6:02:41

In reply to Re: Effexor XR 450 mg??, posted by Nissy on July 11, 2003, at 23:24:19

Profuse sweating, word retrieval problems, myoclonus (muscle jerks), akithisia/restless legs, bladder problems, orthostatic hypotension (lots of near-faints and one actual faint), and headaches.

Now I take 225 mg and I still have bladder problems, but much less severe. I run hot but don't have the sweating problem. I don't have the word retrieval problems at this dose (I accidentally took 300 mg for 3 days and the word retrieval problems came back, and then went away as soon as I caught my dosage mistake and went back to the 225). I don't have the headaches anymore and the hypotension is completely gone at lower doses. The myoclonus is gone. The akithisia is still a problem, but much less so. And the restless legs is usually taken care of by the nighttime doses of Serzone and Ativan.

But that is just me--you might want to try the higher dose and see how you react.

BTW, when I lowered the dose of Effexor XR, we also raised the dose of Serzone I take, to compensate.

 

Re: Effexor XR 450 mg??-noa

Posted by Nissy on July 12, 2003, at 11:28:49

In reply to Re: Effexor XR 450 mg?? Nissy, posted by noa on July 12, 2003, at 6:02:41

thanks for the info. I will keep a look out for SE's. I actually have the terriable sweating now. I have that on effexor at any dose. I noticed yesturday I was extreamely irritable!! I hope that was something else and not the drug. I was just very uncomfortable.
Nissy

 

Re: Effexor XR 450 mg?? Nissy

Posted by Janelle on July 12, 2003, at 18:23:10

In reply to Effexor XR 450 mg??, posted by Nissy on July 10, 2003, at 18:18:52

The only hazard I have heard of (and I bet you have also!) is that with doses of 300mg+ of EffexorXR you can get high blood pressure. I know of several people to whom this did happen. Just FYI.


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