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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 ...

Did provigil make cataplexy worse? It did for me?

Posted 23 Jan 2012 by JimmieS 3 answers

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.

How do I know if I have lost too much weight from illness? I am SCARED?

Posted 2 Nov 2009 by rfoehl71 3 answers

In July I weighed 126 lbs. I was a 5'2" 38 yr. woman with a healthy muscular build with Narcolepsy, REM Sleep Disorder, and arthritis all in managed control since 2005. In April I was diagnosied with and started treatment for Fibromyalgia, and recently (2 weeks) learned there is damage to ...

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...

Concerta dosage for a 10 year old with nocolepsy and cataplexy?

Posted 11 Jan 2010 by harahd 2 answers

Our daughter is 10, has norcolepsy and cataplexy. Is put on Concerta 18mg a day. A lot less cataplexy, but she still complains of nightmares and bad night sleep, also does a lot of day time sleepiness on any chance she gets. Dr. wants to raise the dosage to 36mg. We are new to drug, need some input ...

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?

Xyrem - I have narc/cat&on fentanyl. Dr wants me on Xyrem but says he can't due to opioids? Why?

Posted 20 Mar 2012 by Bhope127 1 answer

I was just diagnosed. In office, dr said he would get the approval for the Xyrem for me-best drug for my situation. Then he called back saying I couldn't get it due to the opioid pain med (fentanyl). Is this a hard and fast rule? Or is it a case by case type of thing- based more on how a ...

Doses anyone know ways to hepl control cataplexy other than medication and diet?

Posted 29 Mar 2012 by james.r 1 answer

i was deignosed with narcolepsy/cataplexy about jun last year. i have had trubles with loss of control of my body, luckly i can still control my bladder. after i lose control i often hit the floor and when its over ppl say i become angry for a sort time, and the specialist says that coz a side ...

Narcolepsy with cataplexy has anyone noticed the symptoms below and what did they do?

Posted 4 Jul 2013 by jake82673 2 answers

I started Xyrem a couple of days ago. The first night was ok I was nerves. The DR. also added Dexedrine 5mg 3x aday. The second night I didn't sleep at all. My breathing felt shallow and I felt anxiety. also I felt pressure building in my head and if I moved my head the pain eased up but would ...

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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