74 yo. long time on venlafaxine. need for anxiety and depression. Tried Lexapro and Paxil in an attempt to get off Effexor once. Just dulled me down. I don't need dull. Need clearer thinking and help with mild anxiety. assume change because of hypertension issues. I do have treated hypertension.
What has your doctor suggested?
Have you tried Prozac and or Wellbutrin? Wellbutrin is not prescribed for anxiety, but for some it works. Prozac has be used to come off Effexor because it has a long half life.
Talk to your doctor about your options.
Hope it all goes well for you.
Zaba; I really agree with my friend Janie, You might check what the doctor or your insurance company pays for it's really in the doctor's hands.And you could ask your pharmacy if they have one of those prescription cards the free ones that well help pay for your generic Effexor or ask the doctor if they can supply it or you type it in the top at the search bar look for patient assistance with prescription and they may supply it for you. It would be worth a try. Or maybe if you have a case worker they can help you do this. best wishes and Happy New year.
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