I believe I have been having panic attacks: Can't breathe, heart pounds, sweating... now throat is sore whole body aches, and moving around makes it hard to breathe deeply because my whole chest and throat hurt! My doctor believes that is what I am having and is starting me on Effexor. Can anybody give me their feedback on this and if they believe this medicine will help?
Hubeigirl; Yes this is one of the medications used for anxiety, panic attacks and depression you take it about the same time each day. Just remember some people have hardly any problems but you can have increased in the same symptoms they are trying to take away but that well last for a week or two. Then those should be gone and by 4 weeks or so if not sooner you should be feeling better and this one you take every day the sedative part of it should help calm you down, Sometimes it can take as much as 6 to 8 weeks to reach the full benefits of this medication Hope this helps. Now, remember also you must work with it, as far as try hard not to dwell on what is happing try and think positive and use your sense of humor it has worked for me. And never forget you are not alone in this battle you would not believe how many people suffer from this condition. And you well get better in time Effexor capsules are timed release and seem to work for much better. I just want, to be honest with you there are many different medications for this condition and it can be a hit and miss but they well find something to give you the relief you need. But you have to give them a good try to make sure you get a blood level to help calm you down. If you do have too many problems with any of these you can always talk to the doctor and sometimes the doctor can give you something to help calm things down while you are waiting for this to kick in. Hang in there you well come out of this better than before. Chuck1957
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