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Does Effexor suppress emotions? I can no longer cry even when I want to?

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Kitty 2 Jul 2013

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?

Mawmaw56 3 Jul 2013

I'm taking 75 mg, maybe I need to talk to my Dr. about lowering the dosage. I really don't like this feeling.

Kitty 6 Aug 2013

Right now that's all I am doing is crying. Going up to 75 tomorrow. This
depression is awful.

Anonymous 2 Jul 2013

Hello MAwmaw56. Yes the drug can suppress ones emotions and this is not considered to be unusual. Regards pledge

angel1662 2 Jul 2013

hello Mawmaw56,
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...

Mawmaw56 3 Jul 2013

Thanks angel..glad to know I'm not the only one.

Pansy404 2 Jul 2013

I am on Effexor and I am unable to cry too.

adassel 4 Jul 2013

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.

Mawmaw56 4 Jul 2013

That's how I feel. Thanks for sharing.

jerst 6 Jul 2013

Hi to the group
I think, in regards to the SSRis and SSNRis/SNRis this is called a"flattening of effect" Perhaps meds that can decrease sadness can dampen happiness also..just my take on these meds and I have tried 2 of them and am on a low dose of Effexor now..at 37.5 mg it does not seem to have this side effect..at least not so much!
Sincerely,
Jerry

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