- 12 Jan 2016 by Kaleigh21
- 22 January 2016
- effexor, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, venlafaxine, major depressive disorder, anxiety and stress, antidepressant
I have been taking Effexor for 8 weeks now. Haven't necessarily been depressed, just a lot of anxious thoughts/OCD obsessive thoughts A LOT. Still.. It's my second AD (anti-depressant) and just no relief on that end.
I am at 450 MG & I was on 300 for 6 weeks. Not really taking something directly for the anxiety.
Not sure what med I should try next. Any response would be so helpful.
There are several antidepressants that are similar to venlafaxine but different that might help you. You really need to let the doctor make that recommendation. There are antidepressants that also address anxiety, just a matter of finding what works for you.
Kayleigh I'm sorry I can't be of much help.That's quite a high dose of Effexor you're on! They have helped me but that's probably as it's depression I suffer from.
My sister and one of my friends have both suffered badly with anxiety. My sisters started about 18 years ago now but my friend just really in last year or so. They were prescribed Beta Blockers and both have said they've really helped them a lot with anxiety. They both get them on repeat prescription now. I do worry a little that my sister has been taking them for such a long time now,but she says they've made a huge difference to her life and I'm sure her GP wouldn't continue giving them if it was dangerous. I don't know the actual name of the ones they are on but I'll message you on here later when I find out. Might be worth asking your doctor if it's something that could help you.
Good luck xx
I was on Effexor for 12 years. 150mg. I think your doctor is writing way to high of a script. That's insane the amount they are giving you. Recommended highest dose is 300mg. Demand he or she trying something else and taper you down properly
Kaleigh21; you should just talk to the doctor,Your on a very high dose so you should taper down maybe ask the doctor about LUVOX, OR ANAFRANIL BOTH ARE USED MOSTLEY FOR OCD
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