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Off of Effexor as of Yesterday

Posted by graceneeded on September 5, 2005, at 7:10:16

In reply to Anyone had success on Effexor XR? , posted by jp on October 24, 1999, at 14:59:14

Well I took my last 75mg. of Effexor XL on Saturday. From 225 to 0 in 2-3 weeks and boy what a noise in my head. I can hear my eyes move. Will be off Welburtin by Thursday so I guess I will be leaving this site soon. Had to take Dramimene and Benedrayl yesterday from seasickness. Keep me in your prayers. I am eating everything in sight.

Danny

 

Redirected to Withdrawal board graceneeded

Posted by gardenergirl on September 5, 2005, at 19:29:21

In reply to Off of Effexor as of Yesterday, posted by graceneeded on September 5, 2005, at 7:10:16

Hi,
Good luck on your withdrawal from Effexor. I just wanted to let you know that I redirected your posts and related replies to the Withdrawal board.

Here is a link. http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/wdrawl/20050822/msgs/551052.html

Regards,
gg acting as deputy for Dr. Bob

 

Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR?

Posted by wildcard on September 6, 2005, at 17:57:51

In reply to Re: Anyone had success on Effexor XR?, posted by bookit on September 2, 2005, at 10:18:38

Effexor XR has worked the best so far and i've been on several meds.. My doc started me at 37.5mg for a week, then upped me to 75mg which wasnt helping so then 150mg and 225mg. I never took the 225mg but im about to start tomorrow. I do have to take 2-3 mg of klonopin daily though b/c effexor tends to make me feel edgy. Its worth a try.

 

Re: effexor xr and side effects

Posted by Nervous Rob on September 7, 2005, at 10:08:42

In reply to Re: effexor xr and side effects, posted by TinMan on August 20, 2005, at 15:23:23

I just started effexor XR (on second dose of 75mg). Has anyone had any heart related ailments? I had a heart attack and bypass surgery about 3 months ago. I'm taking beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, Klonopin and Xanax as well as the effexor. I don't know how I am standing erect, but I am hoping that I can start getting over my GAD since the anxiety is not helping my overall pschye as well as my heart condition. I was also wondering if anyone had any experiences with their heart that they want to share.

Thank you all for posting. Reading them has made me feel I am far from alone in this struggle.

 

Re: effexor xr and side effects

Posted by wildcard on September 7, 2005, at 10:15:37

In reply to Re: effexor xr and side effects, posted by Nervous Rob on September 7, 2005, at 10:08:42

i know that effexor makes my heart feel like it's *racing* at times...i dont know if it really is but it sure feels like it! the klonopin usually helps though so it cld be anxiety?

 

Re: Off of Effexor as of Yesterday back on today

Posted by graceneeded on September 7, 2005, at 10:36:55

In reply to Off of Effexor as of Yesterday, posted by graceneeded on September 5, 2005, at 7:10:16

Well I thought I was off Effexor. I had to take a 75mg pill last night to stop the noise from my eyes. I went 3 days without any. Will see if I can go 4 days this time etc...

 

Re: effexor xr and side effects

Posted by TinMan on September 7, 2005, at 10:45:22

In reply to Re: effexor xr and side effects, posted by wildcard on September 7, 2005, at 10:15:37

> i know that effexor makes my heart feel like it's *racing* at times...i dont know if it really is but it sure feels like it! the klonopin usually helps though so it cld be anxiety?

Yes, every once in a while, my heart feels like it is *racing*, too. My BP seems to be lower, though. Interesting side effects. -TinMan

 

Re: Off of Effexor as of Yesterday back on today graceneeded

Posted by wildcard on September 7, 2005, at 11:15:07

In reply to Re: Off of Effexor as of Yesterday back on today, posted by graceneeded on September 7, 2005, at 10:36:55

yeah, when i stopped the effexor the first few days were the hardest but i had no s/e after that....after a month and 1/2 im back on it though....

 

Re: effexor xr and side effects

Posted by wildcard on September 7, 2005, at 11:17:17

In reply to Re: effexor xr and side effects, posted by TinMan on September 7, 2005, at 10:45:22

yes that is interesting...effexor usually raises blood pressure doesnt it??

 

Re: Off of Effexor as of Yesterday back on today

Posted by graceneeded on September 7, 2005, at 11:25:23

In reply to Re: Off of Effexor as of Yesterday back on today graceneeded, posted by wildcard on September 7, 2005, at 11:15:07

Why back on Effexor? Was it the best for you? If I go back on meds I hope it ain't Effexor. What are you taking it for if I can Ask? Danny

 

Re: Off of Effexor as of Yesterday back on today

Posted by graceneeded on September 7, 2005, at 11:25:46

In reply to Re: Off of Effexor as of Yesterday back on today graceneeded, posted by wildcard on September 7, 2005, at 11:15:07

Why back on Effexor? Was it the best for you? If I go back on meds I hope it ain't Effexor. What are you taking it for if I can Ask? Danny

 

Re: Off of Effexor as of Yesterday back on today graceneeded

Posted by wildcard on September 7, 2005, at 11:30:59

In reply to Re: Off of Effexor as of Yesterday back on today, posted by graceneeded on September 7, 2005, at 11:25:23

I have tried soooo many AD's w/o success and effexor xr is the only one that helps me. i take it for severe depression,social and general anxiety along w/ klonopin. i just took 225mg today and i take 1-2mg of klonopin a day. i have NO motivation though so my doc will hopefully add wellbutrin. i quit b/c once again i thought i cld feel better *mind over matter* but i promised myself if i felt bad again, i wld start again before the depression was too bad. ask anything. im glad to help. Abbey

 

just started effexor xr today

Posted by scaredofmeds on September 7, 2005, at 20:19:23

In reply to Re: effexor xr and side effects, posted by TinMan on September 7, 2005, at 10:45:22

I just started this today and already i don't know if i like the way it makes me feel. It knocked me out for 4 hours midday. I suffer from ptsd & depression. I have tried several meds but don't like the way i feel when i'm on them. I have also noticed that my jaw is almost always clinched- which is going to give me a horrible headache. Any suggestions from anyone will be welcome. Also.....I have the worst case of nausea that i have ever had in my life. Can't even think of food i want to hurl.

Thank You!!!

 

Re: effexor xr and side effects

Posted by Nervous Rob on September 7, 2005, at 22:28:22

In reply to Re: effexor xr and side effects, posted by Nervous Rob on September 7, 2005, at 10:08:42

I see so much written about the effects of withdrawal. I am taking the med only for GAD. Luckily I don't have any depression. I thought I might stay on this for a month or two and then stop. Is this a mistake? Do you take this medicine for the rest of your life or just until you improve enough to live without it?

Thanks again and God bless all of you for this support group esp Dr Bob.

 

scaredofmeds ; )

Posted by wildcard on September 7, 2005, at 22:37:53

In reply to Re: effexor xr and side effects, posted by Nervous Rob on September 7, 2005, at 22:28:22

I too have major depressive d/o,PTSD,social and general anxiety and after MANY meds., effexor xr works best for me. The first week or so is the hardest re: the s/e but once it evens out, most of those go away or lesson. Good luck. It takes time!!

 

Re: effexor xr and side effects Nervous Rob

Posted by wildcard on September 7, 2005, at 22:42:18

In reply to Re: effexor xr and side effects, posted by Nervous Rob on September 7, 2005, at 22:28:22

Hey Rob! Effexor works well for GAD but it's hard to say if u wld. need the med. for the rest of ur life. Usually if u take the meds. and go through therapy w/ a GOOD therapist, some people realize what (if the anxiety is triggered by something) they can do differently and can function w/o the meds..Everyone is different so time will tell. I hope the best for you!

 

I have been prescribed Effexor (nm)

Posted by ct79 on September 7, 2005, at 23:24:00

In reply to scaredofmeds ; ), posted by wildcard on September 7, 2005, at 22:37:53

 

Re: I have been prescribed Effexor ct79

Posted by wildcard on September 7, 2005, at 23:48:45

In reply to I have been prescribed Effexor (nm), posted by ct79 on September 7, 2005, at 23:24:00

Does this answer any questions u have?

 

Re: scaredofmeds ; )

Posted by scaredofmeds on September 8, 2005, at 0:01:41

In reply to scaredofmeds ; ), posted by wildcard on September 7, 2005, at 22:37:53

Did you also have a hard time with nausea??? I can't even smell food and not feel like i'm going to hurl. I have read a little on it and i gathered that this is a normal side effect but how much nausea is normal???They also started me on another med for pain that also causes nausea so i think i may have got a double whammy.

 

Re: I have been prescribed Effexor

Posted by ct79 on September 8, 2005, at 0:02:59

In reply to Re: I have been prescribed Effexor ct79, posted by wildcard on September 7, 2005, at 23:48:45

> Does this answer any questions u have?

Sorry I am new this is what I meant to post.

Subject : I have been prescribed Effexor XR 37.5MG


What should I expect ? My past meds have been Zoloft, Celexa, Paxil CR, and another that started with an N . Sorry don't remember what it was. Anyways I am in group therapy at the moment due to an overdose. I have been diagnosed as a manic depressive with a social anxiety disorder as well as Generalized Anxiety Disorder . Which I think go hand in hand. So what I am asking is has anyone with similar afflictions had success with Effexor ? Also what can I expect from taking this medication ? Any and all answers are much appreciated.

 

Side effects scaredofmeds

Posted by LynnPerley on September 8, 2005, at 0:14:02

In reply to just started effexor xr today, posted by scaredofmeds on September 7, 2005, at 20:19:23

> I just started this today and already i don't know if i like the way it makes me feel. It knocked me out for 4 hours midday. I suffer from ptsd & depression. I have tried several meds but don't like the way i feel when i'm on them. I have also noticed that my jaw is almost always clinched- which is going to give me a horrible headache. Any suggestions from anyone will be welcome. Also.....I have the worst case of nausea that i have ever had in my life. Can't even think of food i want to hurl.
>
> Thank You!!!

Many side effects go away soon, either because your body gets used to the med, or because your dosage is increased and the side effect does not ocur with a higher dosage. I had nausea when starting effexorxr)- when I took with food (breakfast) this helped a lot. Anxiety or sleeping a lot - try taking it at night.

I had pretty bad constipation followed by bowel movement emergency (urgency) during the first 3 weeks. . Lots of fun. It went away after about 10 days. Same thing with the restless syndrome.

 

Re: I have been prescribed Effexor

Posted by ct79 on September 8, 2005, at 0:50:30

In reply to Re: I have been prescribed Effexor ct79, posted by wildcard on September 7, 2005, at 23:48:45

Wildcard,

This is what I meant to post. I just signed up so I really have no idea where I should have posted the following.


What should I expect ? My past meds have been Zoloft, Celexa, Paxil CR, and another that started with an N . Sorry don't remember what it was. Anyways I am in group therapy at the moment due to an overdose. I have been diagnosed as a manic depressive with a social anxiety disorder as well as Generalized Anxiety Disorder . Which I think go hand in hand. So what I am asking is has anyone with similar afflictions had success with Effexor XR ? Also what can I expect from taking this medication ? Any and all answers are much appreciated.

 

Re: I have been prescribed Effexor

Posted by ct79 on September 8, 2005, at 0:51:11

In reply to Re: I have been prescribed Effexor ct79, posted by wildcard on September 7, 2005, at 23:48:45

Wildcard,

This is what I meant to post. I just signed up so I really have no idea where I should have posted the following.


What should I expect ? My past meds have been Zoloft, Celexa, Paxil CR, and another that started with an N . Sorry don't remember what it was. Anyways I am in group therapy at the moment due to an overdose. I have been diagnosed as a manic depressive with a social anxiety disorder as well as Generalized Anxiety Disorder . Which I think go hand in hand. So what I am asking is has anyone with similar afflictions had success with Effexor XR ? Also what can I expect from taking this medication ? Any and all answers are much appreciated.

 

Re: Side effects

Posted by scaredofmeds on September 8, 2005, at 0:55:07

In reply to Side effects scaredofmeds, posted by LynnPerley on September 8, 2005, at 0:14:02

> > I just started this today and already i don't know if i like the way it makes me feel. It knocked me out for 4 hours midday. I suffer from ptsd & depression. I have tried several meds but don't like the way i feel when i'm on them. I have also noticed that my jaw is almost always clinched- which is going to give me a horrible headache. Any suggestions from anyone will be welcome. Also.....I have the worst case of nausea that i have ever had in my life. Can't even think of food i want to hurl.
> >
> > Thank You!!!
>
> Many side effects go away soon, either because your body gets used to the med, or because your dosage is increased and the side effect does not ocur with a higher dosage. I had nausea when starting effexorxr)- when I took with food (breakfast) this helped a lot. Anxiety or sleeping a lot - try taking it at night.
>
> I had pretty bad constipation followed by bowel movement emergency (urgency) during the first 3 weeks. . Lots of fun. It went away after about 10 days. Same thing with the restless syndrome.
>
>

did you also have all the nausea....i'm really tempted to go and dump the bottle in the toilet. I don't know if i can do this for that long.

 

Re: I have been prescribed Effexor ct79

Posted by wildcard on September 8, 2005, at 6:02:26

In reply to Re: I have been prescribed Effexor, posted by ct79 on September 8, 2005, at 0:02:59

Well everyone is different and reacts differently to meds. but my own experience w/ effexor, it has worked the best of all the AD's ive been on. I have been on every med that u listed so i know how u feel. The meds. u listed mainly focus on ur serontonin and effexor works on serontonin,norepinephrine, and dopamine (Lippincott's 02 drug guide). 37.5 is usually the starting dose and u will go uo to 75mg. I take 225mg(day 2) which is pretty effective for my major depression,ptsd and anxiety. Effexor may cause nausea at first, some irritability, and if ur on xr, trouble sleeping(take in AM if so). There are many more s/e but u can look those up under google. I adapted well to effexor and when i tried to quit, had no harsh s/e. Let me know if i can help.


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