just got prescribed effecor xr.I have never took any anxiety medicine .but ive been having anxiety/ panic attacks to the point I dont want to go anywhere.My Question is im having anxiety about taling the meds cause of course I had to look up the side effects. Big mistake now im afraid to take it.is the side effects that commine?and what should I do?
Hi, can't! The most common side effects are nausea experienced by 37% of users, headache 25%, drowsiness 23%, and dizziness 19%. Other rare side effects are generally experienced by less than 10% of users. Bear in mind that these side effects are usually very mild and can be treated by home or OTC remedies. Another thing is that they are transient ~ lasting only a few days to a few weeks.
Personally, I've never had ANY side effect from the Effexor I've taken for years and I find it to be a most excellent medication for both my depression and anxiety attacks.
Be brave. You'll never know if you don't try it because of what you imagine might happen.
Best wishes, WCV
- Effexor XR Information for Consumers
- Effexor XR Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Effexor XR (detailed)
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