I have completely interest in everything and been staying home most of the time. I have been on Effexor for over a week. I want my life back.
Does Effexor give you motivation to get to work, gym and other daily activities?
Question posted by Imagine112 on 12 April 2018
Last updated on 12 April 2018 by Laurel Archuleta
I have found the Effexor to be very helpful, I do still have days when I have trouble doing anything but I am also on pain management from a severe car accident in 2014, being hit by an F350 crossing a street in 2005, and I am also a breast cancer survivor. I had bilateral mastectomies plus extensive chemo and radiation in 2008 as well as as a 3 year regimen of Zometa. I take methadone and oxycodone for chronic pain. I just recovered from a bout with shingles on left side of my face, to be exact my forehead, eye, part if my ear and top of my head. So now I also take 1200mg of gabapentin as I have what hopefully is not going to be permanent nerve damage. So, I believe without the Effexor my life would not be manageable at all. I began taking it when I had cancer, stopped for a fee years and after the car accident I eventually began taking it again and the results have been very effective. Give it a chance.
Hi, Imagine! Yes, it should. Not every medication works for every individual, but I LOVE Effexor and what it does for my outlook on life!
Be patient and give it some time as it can take 4-6 weeks to reach full benefits although you'll start seeing improvement everyday.
- Effexor information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Effexor (detailed)
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