Hi everyone. I have taken effexor xr many time in the past and have taken myself off because I feel better and think I don't need it any more. Today is my first day back on it will it work for me again. I take it for severe anxiety. I'm the past my anxiety is usually better in 5 to 7 days. Could this be the case again?
Hi, crs! It's a tough lesson that we all have to learn ~ just because we FEEL better doesn't mean we ARE better. Our medications do not cure our illnesses like an antibiotic cures an infection, they control the symptoms of our diseases. That being said, yes, your Effexor should work for you like it has in the past but sometimes they become less effective./ If you're not feeling as good as you like be sure to talk to your doctor. There are several similar medications that would certainly be worth a try.
Good luck to you!! WCV
Chris; Just as the ladies are saying this is a habit you have to break I have done this many times and big mistake You have to treat this as if it is high blood pressure or diabetes there is nothing wrong with having to take this but you keep messing around you well reach a point where they well have a hard time finding a medication that works for you. Remember your feeling better because of the medication very few with this type anxiety or depression go off for long and then you have to start all over again and at some point the medication well not work like it did.And remember sometimes the anxiety gets worse before it gets better as you go back on it again. Good luck and stop playing with your medication.
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