... effects. Especially blood pressure, eye sight problems, sleeping problems and I have been on too long, approx. 20 yrs. Do not have medical insurance and cannot afford a Phych. doctor. Went through 5 years of therapy. My sister is now on it and she is having problems too. I would appreciate any ones suggestions or help. Thank you. bam a
27 Feb 2013
Hello, I don't think people with depression can give an honest answer to you about changing your anti-depressant, as we all react differently. One that would suit one person may not suit another. I have been on different anti-depressants over 20 years, some had side effects and some didn't.
I think you will have to see a doctor about changing your medication. I have been on Effexor XR 150mg daily for quite a few years, with no side effects at all, and yet Prozac, for instance, made me very, very ill. Remember Effexor is extremely difficult to withdraw from.
27 Feb 2013
I am afraid I have to tell you Pansy is correct. I too have been on several including Effexor. Unfortunately we all have different chemical make ups and our body adapts and changes on us.
Your best resource is to get with your doctor and let them help you make a decision on what to do. Effexor can be quit difficult to come off of so a taper off will be in order. Good luck.
- Effexor Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Effexor (detailed)
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