Hi I have been really depressed since losing my mother then I had a car accident I can't get out bed or function normal today my doctor gave me this to take one a day for a week then up to two day just reading all these reviews is making me nervous I would really love to hear a success story and how long and what this medicine did for you in a good way please I'm a depressed and at my last chance hear and truly hope I can get some happy stories to help me thanks
Hi, Fair! Just my personal experience ~ I took Effexor for nearly five years for Major Depressive disorder before I had to stop because my diagnosis changed. It worked extremely well, making me feel *normal* and functional in my everyday life. I had a slight headache and mild nausea for the first few days but that passed quickly and I was never troubled by any other side effects.
I wish, today, that I had not begun having Bipolar symptoms which preclude the use of an antidepressant because I would be back on Effexor in a flash. It was really the only antidepressant that worked so well for me with no problems.
Best wishes and I hope it works as well for you.
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