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I Take Effexor

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    Just Started Effexor - hello. i am on day three of effexor. the first 24 hours, I FREAKED OUT! at first i felt engergized and ready to make dinner, and take care of the business...
    loveinrococo loveinrococo 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2011

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    Coming Off Effexor (75mg - 2 Yrs - Good Experiance!!) - INTRO I know many of you dont see a review like this very often. I had a great experience on efxr. I just made the decision...
    dluxxx1 dluxxx1 22-25 Jul 21, 2009

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    Trying To Stop After 15 Yrs On 400 Mg Per Say - I started Jan 2012 by reducing the amt. by 25% of a 100mg pill every 15 days. To date I am at 225 mg. per day. no major problems to...
    blueberrry blueberrry 66-70 1 Response Apr 13, 2012

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    Wanting To Get Off Or Reduce Effexor Xr 300mgs - I have been on Venlafaxine for 5 years and initially it worked very well. Presently at 300mgs and side effects are outweighing...
    Mikewf Mikewf 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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    Awakened By Effexor & 5-htp - I have wonderful news! Effexor can be a useful tool to alleviate depression--when withdrawal is sudden and 5-HTP takes its place.  Allow me to...
    Sanzen Sanzen 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 17, 2009

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    Effexor XR 75mg - I've had a love-hate relationship with Effexor. I take it with Lexapro. I started taking it after my first hospitalization because my psychiatrist didn't think...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 8, 2008

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    Effexor Is Making Me Fat! Ugh - I cartainly don't mean to sound vain because I'm so not that way, but is anyone gaining any weight on Effexor? I've gone from 102lbs to 120 in a few...
    autumnechos77 autumnechos77 31-35 5 Responses Sep 30, 2010

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    Starting Effexor And Stopping Lexapro?? - I've been on lexapro 10 mg for a while, was on 20 , but came down to 10mg and can not take it for 3 days without any noticable side efects...
    cfaye cfaye 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    75 Mg - I am currently taking 75 mg. So far I have noticed some side effects when I first started...I would get really tired and would act as if I was high. A friend actually asked...
    Trish1979 Trish1979 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2011

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    Month 5 Of Effexor - It's been 5 months since i have started effexor. i self raised my dose to 3 of the 37.5's which my dr. was ok with, but not much was different except that i...
    loveinrococo loveinrococo 31-35, F 3 Responses May 3, 2012

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    Dealing With Anxiety And Fatigue - I have been taking Effexor for anxiety for over a year and had good results but it left me feeling tired so my doctor cut my dose in half and I...
    dartist dartist 56-60, F 4 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    Wanting To Get Off Effexor - I have been on Effexor for about 8 years now. I am on the highest dose that I have taken, 225mg. I know the horrible, evil withdrawals and are...
    CRCb CRCb 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 25, 2012

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    Scared - I am supposed to be starting venlafaxine today, but feel to scared to and like i am not strong enough to do it or go through the hell of it... i have taken this drug...
    sexygirl337 sexygirl337 26-30 1 Response Aug 15, 2011

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    I Take Effexor - My name is Jane I have been taking effexor for 13 yrs. Anxity and hormones....I like it but i have been on it for a long time it still does the trick..
    buggy64 buggy64 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2012

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    Unfortunately, I Take Effexor - I don't even know where to begin. I began Effexor only 5 months ago. Went from the 37.5 to the 75 tab. I'm still on 75mg, but not for long. I'm...
    autumnechos77 autumnechos77 31-35 5 Responses Oct 28, 2010

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    Feeling Like Crap ! - I have crappy insurance . Where it takes a few days for them to fax my list of medications . In the mean time I run out . I have missed 3 days of my Effexor...
    blonde2d blonde2d 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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    Another Day - So far, I got up got my daughter on the bus and I'm still awake and not crying!! Hopefully I didn't just jinx myself lol This has been the best start to my day that I...
    jeanettehartwig jeanettehartwig 26-30 Apr 26, 2012

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    Viibryd - Has anybody out there every tried Viibryd before?? If so I would love to know your experience on it, that's the next thing they are trying to shove down my throat. Thanks...
    jeanettehartwig jeanettehartwig 26-30 1 Response Apr 26, 2012

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    187.5 Mg - I've been on it for 2&1/2 years, I was on Welbutrin XL before that, but ran into an ER doc who hates the stuff and warned me off it. Also taking Trazodone to help me...
    atadir atadir 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 2, 2011

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    It's Been a Long Road With Effexor.... -  I started taking antidepressents, specifically Effexor XR after I almost died in 2000.  I went through a lot the summer of 2000...
    Babyfroggee Babyfroggee 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    Trying To Get Off Effexor - When I had my son 7 years ago I had horrible post partum (sorry it's spelled wrong) I was put on Paxil which was horrible. I fel numb. Then I went on...
    banelson1226 banelson1226 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2012

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    My Effexor Experience - When I was deeply depressed, I tried several types of anti-depressants from ssri's to snri's I've tried quite a few. Prozac, Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Effexor...
    somesoul somesoul 22-25, M Jul 19, 2011

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    To Take Or Not To Take? - I am a 25 year old single, and for probably about a quarter of my I have been suffering from depression. Recently it has gotten really bad to the point...
    0dand0 0dand0 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 23, 2012

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    Effexor And Dialated Pupils - I have been on effexor for 2 weeks and my pupils are huge. Not a big deal except I already have low vision. Does anyone know if this goes away over...
    cry4adonai cry4adonai 31-35 1 Response Jul 25, 2010

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    Ever Get Numb Lips? - It happens sometimes if I forget my daily dose. My shrink says it's not a documented symptom. Does that mean I'm the only one? I suppose it might not be the...
    atadir atadir 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 30, 2011

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    Coming Off Effexor - I began taking 150 mg of Effexor two years ago. I began taking it for anxiety and panic attacks. I was put on Zoloft before, but I couldn't handle it. I am now...
    Nye10gale Nye10gale 31-35 4 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    Just Started Effexor - hello. i am on day three of effexor. the first 24 hours, I FREAKED OUT! at first i felt engergized and ready to make dinner, and take care of the business...
    loveinrococo loveinrococo 31-35, F Dec 18, 2011

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    An Efexor Xr Experience... - I started taking Efexor XR on Friday and noticed there's not many experiences related to this drug on here so I have decided to give a day to day...
    secretalexis1 secretalexis1 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 10, 2008

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    Can't Be Without It - I literally can not be without this medication now.  I began taking it about a year ago to control the anxiety that my psychiatrist felt was a driving...
    estera estera 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 23, 2007

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    Effexor And Other Drugs - My old psychiatrist (I fired him last month) started me on Effexor 75 MG, then upped to 150 MG after a week, when I told him that I did not think the...
    PoppleImperative PoppleImperative 26-30, F Feb 21, 2012

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    ~New to Effexor Xr~ So Far So Good - Thanks Estera for starting this one.  I am on 150mg Effexor Xr for anxiety to do with my Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and...
    Free2BeMe Free2BeMe 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2008

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    Mom On Effexor - this is probably my 3rd time taking Effexor throughout about 15 years. I've struggled with depression and anxiety since I was 13 after my mom died. I was put on...
    sdolan sdolan 26-30 Jun 26, 2013

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    I have been taking Effexor for 7 or 8 years. I admit I am not sure what to do without it. I think I am addicted to the drug. I feel like sh*t if I do not take a pill every morning...
    deik deik 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    I was prescribed Effexor on Monday but have not started. I have to take 75mg for the first 14 days then double up. I am reading everyone's posts and am getting very scared to take...
    sprchava sprchava 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I have been on Effexor for the first time now for about 2 months. I started at 150mg and now am at 300mg, as my anxiety was very bad. I suffered an intense substance-induced panic...
    xeno732 xeno732 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    So Far... - I have been on Effexor for one week now. I am taking it for depression and social anxiety. For the first few days I kept telling my husband that I felt like I had the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Oct 5, 2011

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    I have been taking Effexor for 12 yrs with very good results. However, a few weeks ago it stopped working. Switched to wellbutrin, but not working very good. Any suggestions???
    RockyZ7 RockyZ7 56-60, M Feb 17

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    I Love And Hate Effexor 150mg - It make me feel like normal but horrible if forget to take it before to bed. I cannot go to work as today I cannot function normally even get up on...
    extraol extraol 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 6, 2013

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    Missed 1 Dose! - I have been on Effexor for 4 months, a relatively low dose of 112.5mg. I want to say that Effexor has helped restore me to my normal state and I really have no...
    MountainGirl33 MountainGirl33 31-35, F 15 Responses Jun 9, 2010

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    A Necessary Evil - Early this year I hitched a ride on the psychiatric medication carousel to treat Panic Disorder, GAD, and help control my self harm. Started off on 20 mgs of...
    RoastofRump RoastofRump 18-21, F May 23, 2011

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    Its Been 4 Years.. -  I have taken 150mgs of Effexor XR for four years of my life. Its a love hate battle. It changed my life dramatically. I was diagnosed with depression...
    Slfrye91 Slfrye91 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 3, 2009

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    For Two Years Now - I've been on effexor for two years, for depression as you must know. I'm feeling a lot better (no anger anymore, better sleep, more myself), but I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 29, 2012

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    Month Of Effexor - whew, i have settled into the effexor. the first week was freaky, as i mentioned in my last lil story. I think i should mention that for the first week and a...
    loveinrococo loveinrococo 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2012

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    Been Off Effexor 3 Months.... - Hi everyone, As my heading says, I have now been off effexor for three months so why am I still getting the odd day where I still have head zaps...
    jennewstart jennewstart 36-40 4 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    Love My Effexor But I Hate It If I Forget! - Does anyone else feel like they've been put in the electric chair and and its like your body has trouble keeping up with your brain and...
    Lyndsay83 Lyndsay83 31-35, F 2 Responses May 25, 2013

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    Trying To Get Off Effexor - When I had my son 7 years ago I had horrible post partum (sorry it's spelled wrong) I was put on Paxil which was horrible. I fel numb. Then I went on...
    banelson1226 banelson1226 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2012

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    Teenage Major Depression 450mg Daily. - I'm currently 19 years old and was first diagnosed with depression when I developed anorexia at fifteen. Starvation had become my way of...
    smashingpumkins smashingpumkins 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    I Quit Cold Turkey - I have been taking effexor for anxiety and depression for almost a year. I think it really helped me. I felt so much better that I decided to stop taking it...
    veralynn veralynn 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2012

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    My Love/hate For Effexor - I take 112mgs of Effexor for treatment of Dsythymia. I've been doing so since late Fall '08. I Love: the fact that it hasn't made me puke or go into a...
    Goombie Goombie 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    I'm An Effexor Xr Newbie... - I was on Citalopram for about a year, but found that it wasn't really having much of an effect. When I first started taking it, and each time my...
    sevvysebby sevvysebby 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2009

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