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What is a good medication for severe major depression?

I have been treated for depression for over 20yrs and now have severe major depression for last 6 months. I take 150 mg Effexor XR and it doesn't seem to be working. I also have anxiety and panic attacks.

Weaning Off Effexor XR How Have People Coped?

In the past I took myself off 150mg daily Effexor XR and had bad withdrawals for 2 weeks. After that I was fine. I lost all the weight I had gained whilst on Effexor, which was why I stopped it. After a year I got very depressed again and was put back on 150mg daily Effexor XR. A few days ago I... read more

How long will it take to notice Effexor XR helping for general anxiety disorder?

I am stressed very easily, nervous, have stomach aches and cry every day. Been on 150 mg for 2 weeks. Felt very blah, almost depressed the first week and a little more nervous the second. I pray that this works for me. The many weeks on Lexapro 20 mg did not help. I love my job of 20 years, but... read more

Effexor withdrawal symptoms?

I am currently taking 150mg of Effexor XR. If I skip a day or lord forbid 2 days, I have severe symptoms. These range from the body/brain shock sensation, sensitivity to noise, dizzy, mental confusion, speech slurring, changes in body temp and severe agitation. Also have GI issues with nausea, gas,... read more

Does Elavil really help with panic attacks?

I have been having anxiety and panic attacks for almost a year now and Im ready to just give up on help. I have been on 7 different antidepressants. Prozac, Effexor, Effexor XR, Celexa, Buspar, etc. NONE of those have helped me. One made me suicidal, one made me so physically sick I was... read more

Effexor XR, Aurobindo, Teva?

I started taking brand name Effexor XR 150mg 5 years ago. About 2 years ago, the insurance company switched me to Aurobindo's version of venlafaxine ER at 150mg. I didn't have any side effects. Roughly 2 months ago, the pharmacy switched me to Teva's version of venlafaxine ER at... read more

My pharmacy just switched my Effexor XR 75 mg to this generic - venlafaxine HCL 75mg - Is this ok?

For the several days I have taken the new one venlafaxine. I have been extremely dizzy. I have often had low levels of "vertigo" but this is off the charts. Could it be caused by this med change? Is it a problem to be concerned about?

Effexor XR Discontinuation Syndrome-any way to minimize withdrawal effects?

I am being titrated off of Effexor XR . I was on 225 mg and my Dr. lowered it to 75 mg in under a month. I started to experience SEVERE nausea, vertigo , severe headache, symptoms of "spinning in head"wooziness,stomach pain,extreme fatigue. I can not function at all. I also have developed... read more

Hello all, one ? I am currently taking Effexor XR for anxiety and depression. But I'm still having?

... anxiety attacks and they are getting worse. Is there anyone in here taking Effexor XR and how is it helping you? Thank you, Nikki

Is Generic Effexor as good as Brand name Effexor ?

I have been taking 75 mg daily Effexor XR I am feeling great. Doctor renewed prescript and wrote it for Generic (93 7385 ) Do Brand name and Generic Effexor work on the same ??

Quitting Effexor XR 75mg cold turkey! How long for withdrawal to cease?

I know this has been asked a lot as i have read forum after forum. I don't seem to find a clear answer. Is there anyone who has successfully quit Effexor cold turkey? I am very brand new to antidepressants. A brief stint with Paxil 17 yrs ago with no noticeable change. I began Celexa in march... read more

Effexor XR - Does the yawning go away? Why am I so tired and have depressive episodes?

Sorry if this has already been answered..I'm not used to q&a forums really. (Providing a lengthy info) I am a 22 year old female. I was first prescribed venlafaxine a couple months ago for general anxiety and depression. My doctor started me on 37.5 for the first week, told me to double... read more

Well today is the first day of Effexor XR for me and I feel strange. Will this go away?

For those who have followed my story. I suffer severe constant anxiety. I even have a bag packed to go to emergency it is so bad/ I have been on 10 mg of prozac which didn't seem to do me any good at all. I saw the Dr yesterday and he switched me to Effexor. 37.5 mg caps for a week and then... read more

Effexor XR Dosage increase?

G'day..I've been on Effexor XR 150mg a day for some 10 years,I have severe agoraphobia and panic disorder.Originally the dose worked well for me but slowly over the years the benefits have diminished and I'm slipping backwards. Would raising the dosage help and what is the maximum?... read more

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