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What is a good medication for severe major depression?

Posted 30 May 2012 84 answers

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?

Posted 17 Jan 2013 38 answers

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 ...

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

Posted 13 Oct 2013 34 answers

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 ...

Effexor Withdrawal Symptoms?

Posted 3 Nov 2004 33 answers

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, ...

Can you have a drink or two while taking Effexor XR?

Posted 27 Jan 2014 6 answers

I am currently taking Xanax and Risperdal for severe social and general anxiety that keeps me confined to my house most of the time. I am just getting off of BuSpar and starting Effexor XR, 150mg daily tomorrow. A few times a week I like to watch sporting events a have a few drinks, and ...

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

Posted 18 May 2014 8 answers

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 ...

Quitting effexor XR 75mg cold turkey! How long for withdrawl to cease?

Posted 30 Aug 2012 13 answers

I know this has been asked a lot as i have read forum after forum. I dont 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 for 6 ...

Effexor XR - How is Effexor better then Lexapro or Zoloft?

Posted 9 Oct 2012 8 answers

Im a 25 year old male and iv taken Zoloft about two years ago for my social anxiety and it worked for about a month then did the complete opposite and made me more nervous then before. Also i recently tried Lexapro and the first day i took it, it was unbearable for me, it made me extremely nervous ...

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

Posted 15 Aug 2012 18 answers

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 ...

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

Posted 19 Nov 2013 6 answers

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 ...

Can I take Effexor at night?

Posted 9 Nov 2017 3 answers

I've been taking Effexor XR in the AM for only 2 weeks but im.find that when I settle down at bed time and through the night I'm jittery and anxious yet I don't feel that way during the day when I take it. During the day I feel good. Should I try switching the time I take it?

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

Posted 2 Aug 2010 20 answers

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?

Is is best to take Effexor XR at night or in the morning?

Posted 21 Feb 2011 4 answers

I have been taking effexor xr for about 6 months and it seemed to work pretty well. However, lately I have been waking up in the morning very anxious and a bit depressed. I take 75 mg at night, does anyone think that it would be better to take it in the AM? H

Is Generic Effexor as good as Brand name Effexor ?

Posted 27 Jul 2010 11 answers

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 ??

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