Does Effexor suppress emotions? I can no longer cry even when I want to?
- 2 Jul 2013 by Mawmaw56
- 10 July 2021
I've been on Effexor and still experience emotional times and have no problem crying (sometimes too much). I am down to 37.5. What dose are you taking? Perhaps that makes a difference?
Hello MAwmaw56. Yes the drug can suppress ones emotions and this is not considered to be unusual. Regards pledge
the answer to your question is yes alot of antidepressants can do this to you, I have been on some an some severely heartful things have happened and I was unable to cry... I don't no if every single one does but alot do...
I am on Effexor and I am unable to cry too.
I am also on Effexor 75mg. I have been on it for about 6 years. I have also had several things happen that were very emotional events in my life and I to did not cry. I sometimes feel like people think I am emotion less.
I am so upset with my ability to just cry. I need to cry, sob... and just let it out. I take 225 mg per day. I've asked my Dr. to lower it for this reason... My depression is diagnosed as situational... due to having a debilitating brain aneurysm 13 years ago. Suggestions? I'm seriously considering tapering off it myself.
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