Stimulant effects from effexor ?
I have been taking effexor Xr on the lowest dose have been up the last couple days but still feel all energetic even though I haven't slept I feel like I smoked meth but no jitters will this go away or has anyone experienced this ?????
Asked by Jacklyn Zegarelli 6 months ago.
Effexor XR Extended-Release Capsules All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Effexor XR Extended-Release Capsules: Abnormal dreams; blurred vision; changes in taste; constipation; decreased sexual desire or ability; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; flushing; headache; increased sweating; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness; stomach upset; trouble sleeping; vomiting; weakness; weight loss; yawning. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Effexor XR Extended-Release Capsules: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bizarre behavior; blood in the stool; chest pain or discomfort; confusion; decreased concentration; decreased coordination; decreased urination; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or sore throat; hallucinations; memory problems; new or worsening aggressiveness, agitation, anxiety, hostility, impulsiveness, inability to sit still, irritability, panic attacks, or restlessness; persistent or severe ringing in the ears; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; severe or persistent anxiety, nervousness, or trouble sleeping; severe or persistent cough; severe or persistent headache, dizziness, stomach pain, or weakness; shortness of breath; significant weight loss; suicidal thoughts or attempts; tremor; trouble concentrating; unsteadiness or loss of coordination; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual or severe mental or mood changes; unusual weakness; vision problems; worsening of depression. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA. Effexor XR Extended-Release Tablets All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Effexor XR Extended-Release Tablets: Abnormal dreams; blurred vision; changes in taste; constipation; decreased sexual desire or ability; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; flushing; headache; increased sweating; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness; stomach upset; trouble sleeping; vomiting; weakness; weight loss; yawning. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Effexor XR Extended-Release Tablets: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bizarre behavior; blood in the stool; chest pain or discomfort; confusion; decreased concentration; decreased coordination; decreased urination; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or sore throat; hallucinations; memory problems; new or worsening aggressiveness, agitation, anxiety, hostility, impulsiveness, inability to sit still, irritability, panic attacks, or restlessness; persistent or severe ringing in the ears; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; severe or persistent anxiety, nervousness, or trouble sleeping; severe or persistent cough; severe or persistent headache, dizziness, stomach pain, or weakness; shortness of breath; significant weight loss; suicidal thoughts or attempts; tremor; trouble concentrating; unsteadiness or loss of coordination; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual or severe mental or mood changes; unusual weakness; vision problems; worsening of depression. ズ丂╋乇ﾚﾉｲﾑ Answered by Denna Bucciero 6 months ago.
Yes, that's very much the case. However, I recommend you getting off effexor and finding another antidepressant/anxiety medication that is not an SSRI. Just read about effexor withdrawls. I'm going throught them right now. It will literaly ruin your life and put you in the hospital. I have been on effexor for 6 years now. I also have tourette's so I always thought that my nervousness, etc was from the tourett'es However just dropping my dosage has calmed me down tremendously. Seriously, please look into something else and read about the withdrawls. There has actually been several lawsuits agains the maker of effexor bc of what it does to your body. Answered by Caprice Templet 6 months ago.
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Effrxor sucks Answered by Era Zelada 6 months ago.
Effexor versus Effexor XR?
I used to be on 75 mg of Effexor XR a day, but now I no longer have health insurance so I have to take regular rapid release Effexor which is much cheaper.Does this mean I have to take two 75 mg tablets throughout the day or can I still only take one?Has anyone switched between the two? What is the big...
Asked by Kelli Okey 6 months ago.
I used to be on 75 mg of Effexor XR a day, but now I no longer have health insurance so I have to take regular rapid release Effexor which is much cheaper. Does this mean I have to take two 75 mg tablets throughout the day or can I still only take one? Has anyone switched between the two? What is the big difference? Also, does the regular Effexor pill require a ramp up period? Answered by Numbers Uhrhammer 6 months ago.
Effexor XR is an extended release formulation which means that you only have to take one pill a day and the drug is slowly released overtime in your body. This means that Effexor is not an extended release drug and it needs to be taken at least twice a day (although in my knowledge I think it might be three times a day but dont hold me on that). Effexor was formulated into Effexor XR for the convenience of once daily dosing. ADDITION: Just make sure you're not taking generic Effexor XR, as it is generic now. Taking generic XR more than once a day can lead to overdose and serotonin syndrome. Answered by Milo Skilling 6 months ago.
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Effexor XR Different pill MGs?
What are the different mg pills available with effexor XR I have taken 37.5 and 75 mg capsuls. Thank you
Asked by Oretha Demchok 6 months ago.
Effexor XR® (venlafaxine hydrochloride) extended-release capsules are available as follows: 37.5 mg, grey cap/peach body with W and “Effexor XR” on the cap and “37.5” on the body. NDC 0008-0837-20, bottle of 15 capsules in unit of use package. NDC 0008-0837-21, bottle of 30 capsules in unit of use package. NDC 0008-0837-22, bottle of 90 capsules in unit of use package. NDC 0008-0837-01, bottle of 100 capsules. NDC 0008-0837-03, carton of 10 Redipak® blister strips of 10 capsules each. 75 mg, peach cap and body with W and “Effexor XR” on the cap and “75” on the body. NDC 0008-0833-20, bottle of 15 capsules in unit of use package. NDC 0008-0833-21, bottle of 30 capsules in unit of use package. NDC 0008-0833-22, bottle of 90 capsules in unit of use package. NDC 0008-0833-01, bottle of 100 capsules. NDC 0008-0833-03, carton of 10 Redipak®blister strips of 10 capsules each. 150 mg, dark orange cap and body with W and “Effexor XR” on the cap and “150” on the body. NDC 0008-0836-20, bottle of 15 capsules in unit of use package. NDC 0008-0836-21, bottle of 30 capsules in unit of use package. NDC 0008-0836-22, bottle of 90 capsules in unit of use package. NDC 0008-0836-01, bottle of 100 capsules. NDC 0008-0836-03, carton of 10 Redipak®blister strips of 10 capsules each. Answered by Elodia Stippich 6 months ago.
37.5, 75, and 150mgs. Your doctor may increase the dosage above 150 by taking additional cap(s). Answered by Cinderella Bookamer 6 months ago.
Medical question about Effexor XR?
My doctor prescribed me 75mg of Effexor XR (extended release) to take twice daily, equaling out to 150mg a day. But I read on the Android app iTriage that if you are prescribed Effexor XR (extended release) that you're not supposed to take more than one dose per day. I've tried getting a hold of my doctor...
Asked by Dionne Anchondo 6 months ago.
My doctor prescribed me 75mg of Effexor XR (extended release) to take twice daily, equaling out to 150mg a day. But I read on the Android app iTriage that if you are prescribed Effexor XR (extended release) that you're not supposed to take more than one dose per day. I've tried getting a hold of my doctor but because of the Christmas holiday nobody is in the clinic. What do I do? Thanks. Answered by Karen Mckinlay 6 months ago.
I had a severe depression that was not responding to Luvox, Prozac, or Zoloft alone. So, they added Effexor XR (37.5 twice a day). It had just become available in extended release so they tried me on that. Effexor (original) has a half life of around 5 hours and most people had to take it three times a day for an even dose. Even Effexor XR has a half life of just around 9.5 to 10 hours! Because of this it is SUPER short acting. If you don't take it twice a day you could start having withdrawals. My doctor wont go over 250mg of Effexor XR because it has some nasty side effects including many cardiovascular and neurological side effects (SNRI antidepressants do this)! In fact, many of us who have been on it like to call it SIDE-EFFECTXOR. Over time I got up to 150mg a day and it got me out of not just depression but feeling anything. I got off of it after a manic episode last winter/spring caused by..... you guessed it Effexor XR. It pulled me out of my slump at age 15 but triggered my first manic episode at age 23. After six and a half years I had to come off of it! There were days I missed a dose and felt very ill. So, I knew it would not be a fun ride coming off of it! It took from early April of this year to the end of October to wean off of the stuff! A full year to come off of Effexor is not unheard of! The other poster was right, the stuff is poison and should be used in its lowest dose that works and only until the patient is stable and can get by on just plain SSRI antidepressants. I wish they had told me that one day I might need to come off of it and it could make me sick. Look it up! They don't tell you the hells of coming off of it! Wyeth is even being sued for the withdrawals people are facing coming off of it. I was in bed the whole month of July and couldn't eat... and when I did I threw up, I shook violently and had headaches from Hell, I had fever and night sweats and anxiety and panic attacks. It was no Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.... It was a pain in the ***! I lost 40 pounds... PLEASE only use it until you are well. It really is meant to get severly depresed patients out of depression and not be used for long term treatment of depression. I wish you much luck but ask you to do more research on this drug. I wish someone gave me the warning I have given you! Answered by Nadene Taintor 6 months ago.
if you are following doctors orders you are OK. I used to take 375mg of effexor IR. P.S: That poison shrunk my testicles and killed my sex drive. Hope you can realize that emotions can't be cured with drugs. We weren't born into this world to swallow pills. Answered by Alysa Firman 6 months ago.
Hyperhidrosis cured by Effexor XR?
I have suffered with facial hyperhidrosis silently for over 3 years....finally one embarrassing scene after another, the last being a train ride with two girls i met up with and in middle just inexplicably it looked like i jumped into a pool, i had to excuse myself and jump off the train in middle of nowhere, all...
Asked by Mirtha Machen 6 months ago.
I have suffered with facial hyperhidrosis silently for over 3 years....finally one embarrassing scene after another, the last being a train ride with two girls i met up with and in middle just inexplicably it looked like i jumped into a pool, i had to excuse myself and jump off the train in middle of nowhere, all these different embarrassing scenarios led me to slink into my doctors office, where he prescribed me to take two weeks worth of Effexor XR. Going from 35.5 the first week and 75 the second week, after doing a quick check i found that they where an antidepressant and even had hyperhidrosis listed as a side effect!!!! I called my doctor and he assured me it would work...I will let you know how it proce Answered by Tamika Poitras 6 months ago.
Um, effexor is a strong antidepressant that does not get rid of hyperhidrosis on or off label I have hyperhidrosis and was on effexor for 2 years, my hyperhidrosis got a little better but I attribute that to therapy, so I think ur doc is basically telling you, that you have an anxiety problem, which is likely true ..if I werr you I would take another drug like lexapro, or just one that isn't as strong, (the withdrawl of effexor is comparable to that of cocaine) and do some cognitive behavioural therapy, evn if you do not have anxiety hyperhidrosis can take a toll on ones self esteem, and can lead to depression, social anxiety and so on But you nvr know if ur doc wants you to stay on effexor..it is possible that it could get rid of it but it would be so rare for that to happen ..I did have my pms and headaches go away while on it and I lost 10 pounds lol! Btw effexor is one, if not the most, expensive antidepressant, although it, in my, opinion is very effective Answered by Jacelyn Bandasak 6 months ago.
Experiences with Effexor XR?
Hello-I'm currently taking Wellbutrin 150 mgs. XL for depression with no side effects. However, some depression is returning, and the 300 mg (next size up) of Wellbutrin is too much and made me jumpy and angry so I went back down.My doctor has now suggested adding 50 mgs. of Effexor XR instead. But when I...
Asked by Roland Cudd 6 months ago.
Hello-I'm currently taking Wellbutrin 150 mgs. XL for depression with no side effects. However, some depression is returning, and the 300 mg (next size up) of Wellbutrin is too much and made me jumpy and angry so I went back down. My doctor has now suggested adding 50 mgs. of Effexor XR instead. But when I read some of the things people have said about, it looks like scary stuff with people acting strange and withdrawal problems. Can you tell me your experiences with it? I've been throught 2 doctors and a few bad medicines in the last bit, so I'm always afraid of something new. But I want very much to just feel better. Thanks :) Answered by Kenia Skees 6 months ago.
I have taken both Zoloft and Effexor XR. Both were for situational depression. Zoloft helped me and getting off was not a problem. Several years later I was prescribed Effexor XR. Effexor gave me energy, but it also changed my thinking. I am still paying for decisions made during the time I was taking Effexor (8 years ago). It really affected the way I thought and perceived things as well as the way I acted, yet it was subtle enough to go undetected by myself or friends for quite awhile. I had to take it much longer than needed because withdrawal was horrible. Finally, I cut down over a period of 2 months, which were bad, but the 2 weeks after not taking it were the worst. The withdrawal continued for about 3 months after stopping. Additionally, I'd get zaps and dizziness off and on for a year and a half afterwards on occasion. I would recommend something else. I've known others who had similar problems with Lexapro and Effexor. Good luck. Answered by Jenifer Zygmont 6 months ago.
I tried wellbutrin and found I couldn't handle it. So I switched to Effexor XR. I handled it much better with no side effects. Unfortunately it doesn't completely help my depression. I'm now considering adding busporin as an antianxiety. Keep in mind that antidepressants work differently for different people. Just because Efexor doesn't work for others doesn't mean it won't work for you. That's the unfortunate thing about these pills. It can take years before you find the combination that works. In addition, it's well known that after long term use they begin to lose effectiveness. If your general practitioner is subscribing for you, I sugest going to a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist will have a better understanding on how the medicines work and will be better at prescribing the right things. Hope this helps! Answered by Karissa Reilly 6 months ago.
I switched from Zoloft to Effexor too! I felt bad on Zoloft. It didn't help--in fact, it made my depression worse. I call Effexor my "miracle drug." It didn't cure me, of course--no antidepressant does that--but it has helped me so much, and now my terrible depression is just a hazy memory, and I am actually happy for the first time in my life. Effexor gives me great energy. The only problem I had with it was shaky hands, but that went away after a couple months. The withdrawal IS bad--however, it shouldn't be that bad (you shouldn't EVER have it bad enough so you would be hospitalized, as one of the posters mentioned before me) if you do it properly--under the supervision of a doctor. And frankly, I'd risk 1 week of hell for the ability to be healthy and happy and sane for much longer.... Answered by Jani Deroberts 6 months ago.
Yikes. I'm not a doctor, but it doesn't seem too logical to me to pair one drug that's specifically known for not having a lot of side effects with one that specifically is. And I can tell you, everything you've read about Effexor withdrawal is true--it's awful. Ask your doctor if there are any other medications he or she would recommend. It's difficult to nail down the right medication(s) to help you, but once you've got it right it will be so worth it. Good luck. Answered by Farrah Vaca 6 months ago.
Effexor saved my life. The only negative symptom I experienced was shaky hands, but that went away eventually. It gives me energy and helped me manage my depression. Yes, withdrawal can be very bad; however, if you do it right, under a doctor's supervision, it is manageable. Answered by Dallas Wax 6 months ago.
According to some people your diet can make a difference. Trying taking vitamin D supplements. I was having leg cramps at night while taking one of my medications and started taking Calcet which is calcium and D3. It not only helped with the leg cramps but my overall well being and general health as well. Low cholesterol has also been claimed to contribute to depression. You might also consider seeing a nutritionist and getting some blood work done. Some medications can play hell with your blood sugar so first try a more natural alternative by adjusting your diet. Answered by Beatriz Dail 6 months ago.
Lestermount Answered by Stephaine Bortignon 6 months ago.
I understand your fear. I have been on this for a year or more now. I have had no side effects and I am usually very sensitive to medications. Many cancer Dr's are using this drug for menopause symptoms. (why I started using it) . I was having terrible hot flashes and mood swings and it all seems to be gone now. Answered by Kia Lapine 6 months ago.
Well I have never felt bad from coming off anything including vicodin, percocet, darvocet, diladin (idk how to spell these) torodol etc. many narcotics ive taken from numerous surgeries ive had and never felt a single sense of the need for more. I hope this is the same with anti-depressant.
Asked by Lilly Leko 6 months ago.
well it looks like theres people with really bad effects and some people are very happy with it. I was perscribed the 37.5 mg ones so its not too bad. I will try it though and see what it does for me within the first week. Thanks for the good responses really helps me out to be aware of the problems that can occur. I have been depressed for so long now and its just getting so bad but now I have hope and I am going to atleast try it. Good thing im aware. Answered by Oralia Pillitteri 6 months ago.
I am weening off effexor right now (with hte help of my doctor). It is an absolutely HORRIBLE experience!!! I despise Effexor. It never really worked for me, but now I am physically dependant on it. Please reconsider taking anti-deppressants (before-hand). Is your depression something that you CAN cope with? Do you really have depression or are you just experiencing a side-affect of something else ?Do you think your depression is temporary? Is it something that will blow-over over time? Do you have any other options? Any other alternatives? I never use to be a "depressed" person- before I became depressed. It really worried me, so I went to see a Psych nurse at a Psych clinic in my town. She immediately prescribed me the anti- depressant meds. I curse the day I went to see her! I overcame my depression on my own ; the Efffexor didn't work, but when I tried to stop taking them, it was physically impossible! The doctor said that people claim that the withdrawl symptoms feel like the "flu". The flu??? I'd MUCH rather have ANY flu, than to feel like this.....!!!!!!! I can't even go to work or function like a human being!!! I'm so sick right now (mentally and physically)!! Please re-consider taking anti-depressantsThere are a number of potential side effects that can occur with the use of Effexor. Common side effects of Effexor can include nausea, headache, drowsiness, and dry mouth. Uncommon Effexor side effects, occurring in less than 1 percent of people, can include seizures, liver problems, or hair loss. There are also some more serious side effects with Effexor that you should report to your healthcare provider, including hostility or aggressiveness, chest palpitations, and difficulty sleeping. It was a horrible experience coming off effexor for myself. The withdrawals took almost 8 weeks for me to feel right again.I mistook my headache pills for effexor lol for 4 weeks. I was suicidal, and crabby and really angry all of the time. Answered by Lashon Camancho 6 months ago.
I switched from Zoloft to Effexor too! I felt unhealthy on Zoloft. It did not support--actually, it made my despair worse. I name Effexor my "miracle drug." It did not remedy me, of path--no antidepressant does that--but it surely has helped me such a lot, and now my horrible despair is only a hazy reminiscence, and I am honestly joyful for the primary time in my lifestyles. Effexor offers me pleasant vigour. The handiest concern I had with it was once shaky arms, however that went away after a pair months. The withdrawal IS unhealthy--nonetheless, it should not be that unhealthy (you should not EVER have it unhealthy adequate so that you could be hospitalized, as probably the most posters stated earlier than me) should you do it accurately--below the supervision of a surgeon. And frankly, I'd chance a million week of hell for the potential to be healthful and joyful and sane for for much longer.... Answered by Jenee Monzingo 6 months ago.
I switched from Zoloft to Effexor too! I felt unhealthy on Zoloft. It didn't help--actually, it made my depression worse. I name Effexor my "miracle drug." It did not therapy me, of course--no antidepressant does that--but it surely has helped me a lot, and now my terrible melancholy is just a hazy memory, and i'm certainly completely satisfied for the first time in my life. Effexor offers me nice vigor. The one situation I had with it was once shaky palms, however that went away after a couple months. The withdrawal IS dangerous--nonetheless, it is not that bad (you shouldn't ever have it dangerous enough so you could possibly be hospitalized, as one of the crucial posters recounted before me) in the event you do it competently--underneath the supervision of a doctor. And albeit, i'd hazard 1 week of hell for the capacity to be healthy and pleased and sane for for much longer.... Answered by Laurence Baczewski 6 months ago.
With the effexor xr I was increased from 75mg to 150mg. Once that occured I became more depressed than I have ever been in my life. The withdrawal from the medication can be quite bad. Multiple physical side effects as well as psychosis Answered by Dion Grollimund 6 months ago.
My advice would be not to take effexor. I have had severe itching for the 11 months that i took it. was told it was exzema and was treated for that, with very unsatisfactory results. I have read many letters from people who were very dissatisfied with withdrawing from the medication. My doctors do not have answers. Play it safe. I wish i had never taken effexor. Answered by Salvatore Malaterre 6 months ago.
i am familiar with effexor xr. just remember to take it every day. it wont be an instant fix but it will make you feel better once it has built up in your system. ther only side effect i had was that it made me yawn heaps on some days. no weight gain though. i applaud you fdor getting sorted and trying to help yourself lots of young people wont even try. i hope it all goes well for you. Answered by Mira Natividad 6 months ago.
Opinion on Effexor-XR?
I've been on Effexor-XR for major depression for over a year now. The effects when I initially started worsened my depression for a few days before my body got used to it. But since starting my depression only seems to ease for so long at a time at each dosage. i started on 75mg and a year later am on 187.5.
Asked by Porter Birkenhead 6 months ago.
My wife was on 80mg Prozac for a couple years, and it stopped working way sooner than that. Her new doc switched her to 37.5mg Of Effexor-XR for the last couple of months. After the inital 2 weeks, I notice a considerable difference. But I think she should be on 75mg by now. It is one of the strongest, since it works on more than one neurotransmitter, unlike most. But from researching, Effexor doesn’t really affect norepinephrine until you reach a dosage of at least 225mg a day. Maybe that would help, but your doctor should be able to help. Maybe a dose increase, or an added med, or another anti-depressive instead. But that one does seem the most effective. For deep, despairing, clinical depression that will only respond to the standard tweaking of at least two out of the three most popular neurotransmitters2, Effexor XR (venlafaxine) often pulls people out of the abyss when SSIs, other SNRIs, Wellbutrin, and TCAs have failed. Because it’s works on more than one neurotransmitter, Effexor is far less likely to poop-out than an SSRI. Answered by Christinia Arden 6 months ago.
Half Life Of Effexor Xr Answered by Rosamaria Shumay 6 months ago.
Effexor should be taken twice a day. The XR is chemically the same as normal venlafaxine, but is supposed to release the drug into the gastrointestinal tract over a longer period than normal venlafaxine to limit nausea; however the half-life is only 4.9 plus or minus 2.4 hours for the parent compound and 10.3 plus or minus 4.3 hous for the active metabolite. You can begin to detox between doses if you only take it once a day. Effexor works by cumulative effect (it needs to build up in the system day by day), and has a very short half life compared to most SSRIs (for instance prozac's half-life is 1-3 days acute and 4-6 days chronic; paxil's is 24 hours; .zoloft's is 26 hours, etc - so they only need to be prescribed once a day). t's important to keep effexor in your system at a steady level throughout the day. That is accomplished by taking it in divided doses twice a day, whether it is XR or regular effexor. My Psychiatrist at the VA hospital was very upset when she found I was taking it only once a day in the morning (as prescribed by a civilian doctor) because by evening I was dragging and depressed. At divided doses I'm feeling 100% better. Effexor XR comes in 75 and 150mg capsules. Less than 150 mg a day is considered a low dose and only affects serotonin; , while 150 mg is considered a low-moderate dose and affects both serotonin and noradrenergic systems. 300mg a day is considered a high dose and also affects dopamine neurotransmission whereas lesser doses don't. Dopamine is the body's natural "feel good" neurotransmitter. Higher doses are more effective, and more patients achieved remission or were "very much improved" at 300mg/day in divided doses according to trials. Doctors don't know everything about every medication; get your psychiatrist/md informed about effexor-xr. And get yourself feeling better. Effexor is a really effective antidepressent when taken correctly. Answered by Xiomara Mannella 6 months ago.
Are you being treated by a Psychiatrist (MD) or a family doctor? I am not familiar with this dosage 187.5. Typically the capsules are 75 & 150 mg. I assume you're relatively new to taking antidepressants. It can take some time to adjust and fine tune medication. You need to tell your physician what's going on. Do you keep a journal to help describe your symptoms. Keep in mind depression is a broad description to describe multiple symptoms or combination of symptoms. That's why you want be able to describe and express exactly what you're feeling and experiencing. For example, if someone is experiencing extreme anxiety, some medications or combinations may be warranted. Answered by Zetta Boulter 6 months ago.
I am neither an authorized medical practitioner nor a professionally qualified doctor. Better to take such opinion from a reliable and good doctor. Answered by Aida Lomack 6 months ago.
Effexor xr and citalopram?
I am currently taking effexor xr and my insurance was recently cancelled. I can not afford to pay the full amount for the prescription and am worried that I will have really bad withdrawls. I have a prescription of citalopram still that I previously took before the effexor. Is it safe to take citalopram again until...
Asked by Julene Skahan 6 months ago.
I am currently taking effexor xr and my insurance was recently cancelled. I can not afford to pay the full amount for the prescription and am worried that I will have really bad withdrawls. I have a prescription of citalopram still that I previously took before the effexor. Is it safe to take citalopram again until I can afford the effexor? Answered by Nyla Gayler 6 months ago.
Effexor and Citalopram (Celexa) are not in the same "class" of antidepressants, Effexor is an SNRI while Citalopram is an SSRI. The Citalopram -might- help reduce the withdrawal side effects of the Effexor, but I don't know... that is a question for your doctor or the pharmacist. You might be better trying to find a different antidepressant that has a low-priced generic, and is in the same class as Effexor. From the "crazymeds.us" website, they list the available SNRI's as Cymbalta (duloxetine), Effexor (venlafaxine), Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and Savella (milnacipran). Best of luck to you. . Answered by Mandie Carolina 6 months ago.
Question about Effexor XR?
I just recently weaned off of Effexor XR, & this is actually just my second day without it at all. I have no problems except for the 'brain impulses' is the best way I know how to describe it. It's like Vertigo I guess. It is horrible, I hate it. I feel like my head is floating. Is there anyone who...
Asked by Maira Kottsick 6 months ago.
I just recently weaned off of Effexor XR, & this is actually just my second day without it at all. I have no problems except for the 'brain impulses' is the best way I know how to describe it. It's like Vertigo I guess. It is horrible, I hate it. I feel like my head is floating. Is there anyone who has experienced this & if you have, how long can I expect this to last & what did you do to help you through this? Only serious answers please! Answered by Kittie Holly 6 months ago.
When I was discontinuing Effexor (I am not sure if it was XR or not), after a day or two, I started getting what I can only describe as electrical shock sensations. They were frequent, and they were disturbing. I don't recall having what you described exactly, as I was preoccupied with these "shock tinglings" every few seconds. The shocks went away with time (within 4-7 days after completely discontinuing Effexor, I think). My secret was to go off the effexor very slowly. Once I got to the point where I was only taking half a pill, I would break the half pieces into quarters, and take a quarter at a time. After doing that for a while (3-4 days, I guess), I would break a tablet into tiny crumbs, and I would take just enough of the crumbs for the shocks to subside. It was a gradual process, and it was uncomfortable, but I did come through it. I hope that my answer has been helpful in some way to you. Answered by Maud Matuszak 6 months ago.
I am currently coming off of Effexor xr also. I tried about 2 months ago and hated the light headed feeling. I went to the ER because I thought there was something really wrong. Now I have found that almost everyone that comes off of this experiences "vertigo". Its like my brain wont catch up with my eyes. I get nausiated also. I just started to wean myself off as of a couple of days ago. I have been on it for 9 months, and I always feel tired and zoned out. I couldnt take that anymore, so now i am doing what your doing. Having to battle this crazy feeling. I recommend calling ur doctor though if you start getting really deppressed or your anxiety gets bad. I know how that is, and believe me, its better to be treated than to go it alone. I wish u the best of luck. Let me know how your doing! Answered by Estela Harriman 6 months ago.
Something similar happened to me with it, but i didn't wean off of it - i stopped it cold turkey (which i highly don't suggest to anyone). I had problems where it felt like my heart was skipping beats - that is the best way i can describe it. I also had those episodes where i'd be fine one second and the next just felt light-headed and dizzy like i was going to pass out. It's all just your body wanting what it used to have. I agree with the girl who said to keep hydrated. That is best for your body - stay hydrated and just go with the flow, each day it'll get better. It took me about 3 months to completey detox from it, but again i went cold turkey on it - you should be considerably shorter since you weaned off it - but it's only day 2. :) Good luck! Answered by Casie Gunnarson 6 months ago.
This may be a side effect of coming off of anything you have been on for a while, it is kinda like a withdrawl. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids so you stay hydrated. Also, contact your doctor. Maybe there is something that can level you out. Also, you may be just developing a cold and didn't really think of that (inner ear). Either way it would be a good idea to get a check up to make sure everything is working okay. Hope you get better and good luck Answered by Melody Guers 6 months ago.
I've been on and off of Effexor XR, as well. I remember that when I went off of it, my pores sort of felt like they were popping, or something. It's best to GRADUALLY wean yourself off of the medication. That is to say, you should gradually reduce your dosage until you no longer have to take it, so that the withdrawal symptoms won't be as severe. Answered by Gale Halling 6 months ago.
You didn't need that **** in the first place. Effexor XR has been known to increase suicidal tendencies, anxiety, and insomnia in patients. No pyschological drugs are ever needed to cure a mind problem. I was once on that ****, and I suffered what you are experiencing as well. It's your mind trying to recover from the shock of having that dangerous **** in it. It will go away with time. I don't remember how long, but it will eventually go away. Answered by Malika Bussey 6 months ago.
As an Experience with this medicine i gained weight with this and yes i had horrible VERTIGO with this horrible ssri medicine!!! don't withdrawal yourself please i did it once on 40mg horrible experience i had nausea from this medicine. Answered by Twanna Steigerwalt 6 months ago.