With a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, I want to know what is the maximum dosage of Effxr possible that can be beneficial if already using 225mg?
Can effexor be used for pain control / fibromyalgia and if so, at what dose?
Question posted by Anonymous on 17 March 2011
Last updated on 30 March 2013
You are at the theraputic dosage for Effexor. Clinical trails showed no significant increase in benefit on doses greater than 225mg of Effexor, though it can be prescribed as high as 350mgs.
As far as the pain control, it is not a labelled treatment for pain. It may help your pain some, but generally not prescribed for that. An antidepressant that is prescribed for nerve pain is Cymbalta which acts on the same neurotransmitters that the Effexor works on, so they are similar in that regard.
Since you have fibromyalgia, I really recommend you ask your doctor about Cymbalta. It will help the nerve pain and the depression. I have taken Cymbalta for years and had good results for pain and depression. You would have to taper off the Effexor and start the Cymbalta, but should have no ill effects if done slowly and concurrently.
Just my thoughts, wishing you the best,
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