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SSRI’s vs SNRI’s - What's the difference between them?

Venlafaxine - Does Effexor stop working after taking it for years?

I have been on Effexor for over 20 years and it seems to become less effective with time. It worked at first but I seemed to develop a tolerance. I was up to 300 mg at one point and It caused problems with my adrenal system and I had to stop for 2 years. When I resumed taking it I had the same... 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 - 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

Content of a 75 mg venlafaxine capsule?

What is the content of a 75 mg venlafaxine capsule (beads or powder) and how much does the content weigh mg (excluding capsule)? For information in tapering

Venlafaxine - Has anyone with biolar condition taken Effexor and did it help?

I have a relative who is bipolar and she is having trouble with getting on the right antidepressant. Was wondering if Effexor would help her?

Venlafaxine/Effexor ER 150mg to 225 mg?

My PDR just upped me from 150 to 225 because I was feeling tired and still had some symptoms. I am in my second week of the 150mg. SHould i have giving it more time?? I am kind of worried because it is the highest recommended dose. Is there much difference in the two dosages?? Is there anyone else... read more

Can I take Venlafaxine and Wellbutrin together? I have taken these drugs at different in the past?

I read a review on this site from someone who found that adding wellbutrin to venlafaxine was helpful. I've been extremely depressed, as in doing nothing, even activities that are extremely enjoyable to me. Years ago wellbutrin seemed to help me get up and go. effexor (also taken in the past,... read more

Effexor XR - Venlafaxine and weight gain/loss?

Hi there Mi have been on sertraline for 2 years, I have just weaned off them on the advice from the doctor and she has prescribed me venlafaxine. I was wondering if anyone had experienced weight gain or loss with this AD? Sertraline caused a huge weight gain and ideally I want an AD that isn't... read more

I'm currently taking venlafaxine er (effexor) for depression. I still have trouble sleeping; is it?

... safe to combine with diphenhydramine (simply sleep or sominex)

Effexor - venlafaxine and trazodone?

... Does anyone take these two meds together? The Effexor helps with generalized, social disorder, and panic attacks..even as it keys me up..helps me from becoming unglued I take 50mg of trazodone at night..helps me sleep... helps with anxiety

Venlafaxine vomiting after first dose?

I got prescribed these today as a replacement for sertraline as I was on 200mg and all it was doing was making my anxiety horrifically worse. My dosage for this is 75mg once per day. I took the tablet with some food (some good old fashioned dairylee dunkers and fruit) and felt fine! Then around... read more

Venlafaxine - muscle and joint aches on 37.5 Effexor ER (venlafaxine)?

I started this medicines 4 months ago for on/off anxiety. Since then I’ve had terrible muscle and joint aches in my shoulders and arms. Plus I’ve had lower abdominal pain continuously. Been thru a battery of tests with normal results. My aching and pain is real! They say it isn’t... read more

Adderall or anti-depressant?

I have a 20 year old son who took Adderall from 1st grade until some time in high school when he started not liking the way it made him feel. Since graduating, he's been on Wellbutrin once but he says it didn't do anything. Being 20, he says he wants to be able to control his own mind.... read more

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