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Re: Doctor just put me on effexor XR
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2013, 03:03:40 AM »
Last day of 37,5mg today.  should i expect to feel as bad as when i started taking effexor when i bump to 75mg?
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Re: Doctor just put me on effexor XR
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2013, 06:15:05 PM »
I've been on Effexor XR 150mg for years, plus Xanax .75-2.0mg per day. I have GAD & depression. There are very few sides effects & It helped me!  I've tried other meds (Paxil & ?? and was very bogged down, out of it and weight gain!
I also get SAD, so the Dr doubled my Effexor last winter and just this past week.
I wish there was a med that took away All my symptoms, but this is the best I've found.
The only thing you can do is try it out to see if it works for you.  Best wishes.
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Re: Doctor just put me on effexor XR
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2013, 10:18:39 PM »
I didn't get any negative effects from going up to 75 mg, it's been a week since my last panic attack, I haven't Google'd anything either! It could be just in my head but I already feel better.

I have real trouble getting out of bed in the morning though, and days seem to fly by. but I'd take that over anxiety and panic disorder any day.
I'm going to talk to my doctor about stopping my Xanax if I keep feeling better, I feel like I don't need it any more. I currently take 0.25 mg before bed and used to take it during panic attacks.

If any of you are out there like me, dead scared of taking Anti-depressants. Give it a try, seriously.
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