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Effexor Withdrawal Symptoms?

I am currently taking 150mg of Effexor XR. If I skip a day or lord forbid 2 days, I have severe symptoms. These range from the body/brain shock sensation, sensitivity to noise, dizzy, mental ...

Posted 3 Nov 2004 33 answers

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

Weaning Off Effexor XR How Have People Coped?

In the past I took myself off 150mg daily Effexor XR and had bad withdrawals for 2 weeks. After that I was fine. I lost all the weight I had gained whilst on Effexor, which was why I stopped it. ...

Posted 17 Jan 2013 15 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 14 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 4 answers

Can you have a drink or two while taking Effexor XR?

I am currently taking Xanax and Risperdal for severe social and general anxiety that keeps me confined to my house most of the time. I am just getting off of BuSpar and starting Effexor XR, 150mg ...

Posted 27 Jan 2014 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

Quitting effexor XR 75mg cold turkey! How long for withdrawl to cease?

I know this has been asked a lot as i have read forum after forum. I dont seem to find a clear answer. Is there anyone who has successfully quit effexor cold turkey? I am very brand new to ...

Posted 30 Aug 2012 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

Effexor XR Discontinuation Syndrome-any way to minimize withdrawal effects?

I am being titrated off of Effexor XR . I was on 225 mg and my Dr. lowered it to 75 mg in under a month. I started to experience SEVERE nausea, vertigo , severe headache, symptoms of "spinning ...

Posted 15 Aug 2012 8 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

How long will be take to feel better going from 112 mgs of effexor to 150 mgs?

I have been on effexor xr 112 mgs symptom free for 6 months. I have my anxiety back. I am so upset. Will an increase of 150 work or would it perhaps be higher. I am seeing dr. in two week. How long ...

Posted 4 Apr 2015 5 answers

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