Hi this is my first post never been on this before :S I have been on venlaxafine for a year in aug was told I have postnatal depression I was absolutely fine when my daughter was born till she was 10 months old I started having really bad panic attacks and didn't want to leave the house I did t know what was wrong with me so I went doctors and they gave me that in aug was doing really good up until the feb so highered it to 112 .5mg and felt great for 2 weeks then I would have a horrible week so doc upped it again after 4 weeks to 150 75mg in morn and 75mg in the night I have been on that 6 weeks an I had a great first 2 weeks on it then a horrible week then another good 2 weeks now a really bad week on week 6 I don't want to do anything feel like I'm loosing my mind :S doctor has upped it to 187.5mg started yeastaday take a 75 mg and 37.5 mg in morn an 75 mg at night I feel really weird I feel such a bad mum being on medication I have never been on medication I'm 27 and I have always been quite a strong person any other reviews would be great I only want to hear good positive ones tho Cos I feel awful :(
As a guy..I have no clue about postnatal depression
I am very high strung..was taking generic Serzone for many years told my shrink it had stopped working..he put me on Effexor..75mg xr for a week. than to increase to 150mg..after the second day on 75mg told him I could not tolerate this..and he put me on 37.5 mg xr for panic and social anxiety..the benefits outweighed the side effects at this dose
Again, do not know about prenatal depression..but do not let a doc arbitrally put you on a high dose they do not really have a clue..in my opinion..they direct you to a good med..and then overmedicate you on it..ok my positive review..at 37.5mgxr Effexor helps with generalized anxiety and social anxiety.for me... everyone is biologically different..Effexor is actually 3 meds at low doses affects the reuptake of serontonin..approx.. 150 mg starts affecting the reuptake of norepi..and at higher doses starts affecting the reuptake of dopamine
Effexor is a good med..better than Paxil or Zoloft in my experience..just need to find the right dose!
- Venlafaxine Information for Consumers
- Venlafaxine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Venlafaxine (detailed)
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