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Re: Effexor Symptoms

Posted by sick of being sick on January 6, 2004, at 9:44:49

In reply to Re: Effexor Symptoms sick of being sick, posted by selene on January 6, 2004, at 1:57:43

> PMDD is premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder - laymen's term "really bad PMS"

And you're right about having the symptoms while going on the Effexor. I think, after reading these threads, that the first dose of 150mg was too much too fast and the second time around I missed a dose, got scared, so I stopped taking it. Sure wish the doctors would have told me more info about this medicine.

Anyway, thanks for the reply. I'm on my way to the doctors this morning because they want me to go back on 37.5 mg and ween off, but it's been 8 days since I took any Effexor and I'm actually feeling better - so I think I'll just ask for 1 or 2 Prozacs 20mg to keep the withdrawl edge off.

No, I don't think a lot of the doctors know!! Obviously, from your experience.
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> I've never heard of anyone experiencing these symptoms when going ON Effexor. Just when going off. I'm really surprised that you were started at 150 mg. Again ... never heard of it. The recommended course is the one you were following the second time ... beginning with 37.5 and then increasing at that increment. I personally didn't experience any benefit until I hit 300 mg.
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> It sounds like it's good they took you off, but such a drastic stop was bound to bring on the withdrawal effects. I have been using Prozac at 20 mg. and also Benadryl as was advised at this site. It has kept the brain shocks and much of the emotional stuff under control amazingly well. I really didn't think it would work.
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> Is there anyone who is experienced with Effexor XR who can advise you?
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> Also ... sorry, but I don't know what your diagnosis (PMDD) is ... ?


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