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What is a good medication for severe major depression?

I have been treated for depression for over 20yrs and now have severe major depression for last 6 months. I take 150 mg Effexor XR and it doesn't seem to be working. I also have anxiety and ...

Posted 30 May 2012 69 answers

How long will it take to notice effexor xr helping for general anxiety disorder?

I am stressed very easily, nervous, have stomach aches and cry every day. Been on 150 mg for 2 weeks. Felt very blah, almost depressed the first week and a little more nervous the second. I pray that ...

Posted 13 Oct 2013 15 answers

Effexor XR - How is Effexor better then Lexapro or Zoloft?

Im a 25 year old male and iv taken Zoloft about two years ago for my social anxiety and it worked for about a month then did the complete opposite and made me more nervous then before. Also i ...

Posted 9 Oct 2012 5 answers

Is is best to take Effexor XR at night or in the morning?

I have been taking effexor xr for about 6 months and it seemed to work pretty well. However, lately I have been waking up in the morning very anxious and a bit depressed. I take 75 mg at night, does ...

Posted 21 Feb 2011 4 answers

Effexor XR - Does the yawning go away? Why am I so tired and have depressive episodes?

Sorry if this has already been answered..I'm not used to q&a forums really. (Providing a lengthy info) I am a 22 year old female. I was first prescribed venlafaxine a couple months ago for ...

Posted 18 May 2014 5 answers

Well today is the first day of Effexor XR for me and I feel strange. Will this go away?

For those who have followed my story. I suffer severe constant anxiety. I even have a bag packed to go to emergency it is so bad/ I have been on 10 mg of prozac which didn't seem to do me any ...

Posted 19 Nov 2013 6 answers

Is Effexor XR 75mg an effective and safe alternative to Celexa 40mg?

I know that Celexa is an SSRI and Effexor is an SSNRI. So, another way to rephase what I'm asking is what exactly is norepinephine and what is it's relation to serotonin?

Posted 21 Apr 2013 4 answers

My pharmacy just switched my effexor xr 75 mg to this generic--venlafaxine HCL 75mg - Is this ok?

For the several days I have takent the new one venlafaxine, I have been extremely dizzy. I have often had low levels of "vertigo" but this is off the cahrts. Could it be caused by this med ...

Posted 2 Aug 2010 17 answers

Is Generic Effexor as good as Brand name Effexor ?

I have been taking 75 mg daily Effexor XR I am feeling great. Doctor renewed prescript and wrote it for Generic (93 7385 ) Do Brand name and Generic Effexor work on the same ??

Posted 27 Jul 2010 5 answers

What do I do about night sweats. Have been taking 150mg effexor xr for 6 years and wake up more?

... than one time a night, especially in winter when the heat comes on, sweaty and cold. It sucks. Does anyone know what to do about this? Frank

Posted 23 Dec 2013 6 answers

Been on lexapro 20mg for 4 years, feel it's not working for me anymore. Sadness, hopelessness!?

So in 2009 I had my first baby. I've had GAD since I was 19, was on Effexor XR for a short time before getting pregnant, was off it during my pregnancy and despite being more worried than ...

Posted 23 Nov 2013 2 answers

Nervous about coming off Effexor on my own! My Dr. would not listen!?

Hey friends, I commented on my own post yesterday about my call to my Psychiatrist regarding lowering my dose of Effexor XR (venflaxaline) from 75mg to 37.5 and then I wanted to eventually be done ...

Posted 13 days ago 4 answers

Is generic or brand named antidepressants better?

I feel great everytime i start off on an antidepressant, than once i get the second perscription at the pharmacy it seems to fall off... Ive been looking at the bottles and most of my perscriptions ...

Posted 4 Sep 2015 5 answers

Cymbalta vs other SNRIs??

I'm having drowsiness and lethargy from taking Cymbalta. I feel like it helps with my depression/ anxiety, but only about 50% of the time. If Cymbalta makes me feel tranquilized during the day ...

Posted 5 days ago 3 answers

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