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Has anyone else been on venlafaxine/Effexor for 23 years? I have been concerned about long term use?

Posted 9 Jun 2017 by TiredOfBeingSick2 2 answers

It worked well for my depression in the past. I took 75mg of Effexor XR with no need of increase for years. Was increased to 150 mg a number of years ago. Then the generic venlafaxine. Increased to 200 mg a a few years ago. As of Jan this year couldn't take the XR form due to insurance. Other ...

I need Provigil for narcolepsy and cataplexy and my insurance won't pay for it?

Posted 6 Feb 2015 by kllrkatldy 3 answers

Provigil worked very well with no side effects. I was on Provigil for 10 years. I have tried nuvigal with numerous side effects. I tried Aderall and experienced the worst nights of my life. Is there any program that would allow me to obtain Provigil pro bono, or a scholarship. I am profoundly deaf ...

Will a muscle relaxant like Flexeril make my cataplexy worse?

Posted 17 Oct 2014 by JennieLee 3 answers

I have narcolepsy with cataplexy (cataplexy: a sudden episode of muscle weakness typically triggered by strong emotions) and I was recently prescribed flexeril for some back muscle pain, but since it is a muscle relaxant I am worried if it will make my cataplexy worse.

Anafranil and side effect of tremor - will this subside?

Posted 30 Aug 2010 by NJ_Tom 2 answers

I am a narcoleptic whose cataplexy was treated with Xyrem until I began to develop a severe loss of muscular strength that seems to have been associated with the drug. My physician has switched me to Anafranil, which has worked very well on the cataplexy, without the muscular problems I was ...

Answers needed about Xyrem?

Posted 2 Feb 2014 by donna52 2 answers

My Doctor is suggesting that I start Xyrem for my Narcolepsy/cataplexy. I am concerned that I will not wake up when my alarms go off. I can barely do it now, most times I don't even know I'm turning them off or sleep right through it all. I am on Ritalin 20 mg 3x day right now, and it ...

Increases my effexor 75 MG to 150?

Posted 17 Jul 2014 by KevinD96 1 answer

My doctor put me on mood stabilizes cause I was irritable from the effexor and then after she told me that I might need to increase my effexor to 150 MG if the mood stabilizes don't work. Should I increase it my self, cause the mood stabilizes are helping with my anxiety or irritability.

Narcolepsy - Does anyone here have experience with Xyrem?

Posted 15 Sep 2009 by MinaTarie82 2 answers

currently on 300mg provigl a day and 2mg klonopin with one 5?500 vicodin at bed, I still can't sleep more then an hour and can't stay awake either, wrecked my car for the 5th time this year, I am obviously no longer allowed to drive but my father died and I had to get to his house...

I am on Citalopram for Narcolepsy. Are there any other substitute drugs?

Posted 24 Feb 2012 by lchilson 1 answer

It is suppose to help with cataplexy. Does it really?

Is it safe to take both 200mg Zoloft & 187.5mg Effexor?

Posted 26 Apr 2014 by Anonymous1337 1 answer

I am prescribed to take both, but I've been getting unruly side effects. The side effects I've been experiencing are shakiness, mild vomiting, racing heartbeat, dizziness, and an overall uneasy/weak feeling. I'm used to the headaches and some nausea, but ever since my Effexor was ...

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