Effexor and weed

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a counsellor a long time ago told me its harder to quit or stop smoking weed when your taking effexxor and that has stuck with me and now im trying to cut down on my weed smoking and i keep thinking its gonna be harder cuz of what i was told is there any truth to this or was this just her oppinion
First off, they both mess with serotonin in you brain. And weed makes you depressed, so your Effexor will have major side effects. Tell your doctor you want proproxiphine (darvecet) for your back pain and you wont need the marijuana anymore. That should fix your problems.
like remar and amish said, weed can cause some serious paranoia/anxiety.... even in people who don't have anxiety or depression. Do you know what was the cause/trigger of your anxiety attacks? I guess it all depends on the type of anxiety or depression you have. I know some who use because it's calming and relaxing for them and it helps w/ their situation. Others have gone into complete freak out mode from the effects of it, making their anxiety much worse.
SO I DECIDED TO GO BACK AND HE ACTUALLY GAVE ME 10MG OF PROZAC TO OFFSET THE WITHRAWL FROM THE EFFEXOR AND IT WORKED!. HE TOLD ME TO TAKE ONE DAY OF 37.5 EFFEXOR, AND 10MG OF PROZAC. THEN FOR 3-5 DAYS TAKE JUST THE 10MG OF PROZAC. I FELT A LITTLE SICK STILL GETTING OFF THE EFFEXOR WITH THE PROZAC BUT IT WAS NOT NEARLY AS BAD. THE REASON HE GAVE THE PROZAC TO OFFSET THE EFFEXOR SIDE EFFECTS IS BECAUSE PROZAC HAS A MUCH LONGER HALF LIFE THAN EFFEXOR.
I have been on Effexor XR for the past 2 years. I was taking 300 mg a day with Lamictal 200mg/day and Seroquel 100mg to sleep. The Effexor wasn't working so my psychiatrist wanted to drop the Effexor and replace it with Lexapro 10mg/day. He told me to "just" drop my Effexor dose by one 75 mg pill a day and I would be "off" of the Effexor in 4 days. Yeah, right!!! Having once before attempted to "stop" Effexor, I knew it wasn't going to be that easy.
The doctor that put me on it was a joke - he tried other stuff, finally putting me on Effexor and when it showed signs of working, he just kept increasing my dosage. Not knowing enough to advocate for myself (and half admitting that I was feeling better), I ended up on 300ml/daily. That was almost 3 1/2 years ago.
I will admit that the depressive episode I experienced approximately a year and a half ago(my first) was a rather intense one, and I believe the Effexor helped, and ultimately, kept me from doing myself harm. However, it isn't until you try to come off venlaxafine that you realize how intensively this drug alters your brain chemistry, and more importantly, how you are really "not yourself" while under the auspices of this particular drug. My point?
I saw the MD Monday and he feels that now that I may have a chemical imbalance. He prescribed me Effexor XR and I have been on it for 3 days. I feel like I am coked out of my mind. I have no appetite, super energized - I can't even drink coffee and I am known for my Starbucks quad shot latte in the morning. On top of that, I have a wonderful love/sex life and I can barely come when having sex! I feel as spacey as ever - WTF is wrong with me?
The next day (friday) i smoked a good amount of weed throughout the day and on sunday snorted about a pill of ecstasy. The whole week i felt weird like my perception was changed and something was off, i felt stupid even though i seem to be able to function perfectly fine.
It went away after about two weeks and comes back very subtely every now and then for about 2 weeks now. I decided to keep smoking weed and stop with the other drugs. recently i did a tiny line of speed. i have been smoking weed daily and in the morning im starting to feel weird, but its different this time. I am still a bit high from my last session and am wondering if this will go away when i stop smoking for a bit.
http://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/celexa-with-inderal-679-335-1956-1266.html As both Metoprolol Tartrate and Citaprolam are metabolized in the liver, the Citaprolam can increase the effects of the Metoprolol Tartrate causing "bradycardia, hypotension, and complete heart block following the addition of a SSRI, subsequently requiring discontinuation of one or both agents and/or institution of a permanent pacemaker.
I was sleeping constantly and by the time I turned 18, I had an ever constant desire to drink, smoke weed, and take any drug I could possibly get my hands on. It turned me into a sloth that cared about my situation but was too lazy to do anything about it. After stopping it, I developed flushing in my face and chest, and then over the course of several months, my resting heart rate rose from the 60's into the upper 90's, and has remained there since.
I would smoke 1/4 lb a month, every day ( except when i would run out) for 27 years. I've spilled more weed then some of you folks have smoked. And, I agree with and have had everything ya'll talk about. But I wanted to add something. I quit 10 years ago at the end of this month, im 48 now. I thing i can make a fact about is memorie loss. I had good memories when i smoked weed, and sence i got off "bam" no more good memory.
I started drinking when I was 14 and that went on for about forever, till I was 31 and when my husband and I almost lost our house and everything we had we finally quit. I could quit when I had my kids and for all outside purposes you never would have guessed I was a drinker. PTA mom Girl scout leader. We both quit for about 4 yrs and then my husband hurt his back and got a script for vicodin. I'd had percocet when I had my kids but It wasnt a big deal.
5 mg of effexor to see how i would react and i had barley any sypmtoms so she uped it to 75 and im now at 150 mg and i feel no anxiety i have not had a panic attack since.
I am 26 and take 0.5 klonopin every night for sleep. I was taking 3 a day and managed to get down to 1. I have been trying to stop this medicine for over 9 months but have found it very hard I have gotten myself down to 1 every night but after a few weeks it's the same withdrawns can't sleep pounding heart shaking & nervousness-panic attacks. I have tried to stop cold turkey that is impossiable. I found out that I was 5 weeks pregnant and recently had a miscarriage.
My son, age 29 experienced a life crisis a year ago (loss of his business,driver's licence and financial ruin) that led to a severe depression and two serious suicide attempts. This was the first time he ever experienced depression. He was hospitalized twice, once for a month and the second time for two months following the attempt on his life. Upon his discharge from the hospital in September, he stopped taking his medication - (effexor) due to many negative side effects.
Out on the road late at night, I seen my pretty Alice in every head light Alice, Dallas Alice I've been from Tucson to Tucumcari Tehachapi to Tonapah I've driven every kind of rig that's ever been made Driven the back roads so I wouldn't get weighed And if you give me weed, whites, and wine And you show me a sign I'll be willin' To be movin'.
, even though I was on prozac (since switched to paxil, and now effexor). These paranoid moments are much better with the medication I'm on, but I would like to hear that paranoia is not unusual with anxiety. Plus, how would I know if I was becoming schizophrenic, or if I am suffering long-term effects of drugs??--everything I read about psychosis or schizophrenia has to do with family members noticing strange behavior, but would I actually FEEL myself "losing it"?
and just told him about my depression and anxiety...he prescribed me effexor for the depression and alprazolam for sleep and anxiety...hopefully ill be feeling better in no time...but today was a rough day!! tomrorrow hopefully will be a better day!!
Hello Jim, I agree that Wellbutrin may be one of the more "energizing" of the AD's. I am a psychiatric social worker and have seen hundreds of clients (and some friends and family) take ADs. A number of them report that Wellbutrin makes them "edgy", "anxious" and even "panicky". Please be aware of these potential side effects if you go that route.
it is related on the one hand to mood disorders, on the other to chronic fatigue, in terms of the neurological features. GOOD LUCK. Oh, and stop smoking weed and cigarettes (ive kicked both), cut down on your masturbation, and do things that are productive and make you feel good. This condition also means that you are literally 'superseisitive' to many inputs, and can make you more interesting and attentive to the world.
As soon as I get into a place I get so dizzy and my vision is all messed up. I get so hot and sweaty and my heart races. I want my life back. I still dont believe that its just anxiety causing all of this. I feel like I have something else wrong that the doctors cant find even though i have had bloodwork, mri, ekg, and they were all normal. I started taking .25mg of xanax once a day. still dont feel any better yet. So if anybody has any help please give it to me.
Im on effexor XR 150 and so far so good..I havent been on tx but to weeks. hope you find what works for you.
Yeah, tingling is one of my main symptoms as well...but it's not constant. If yours is constant, then I bet it has everything to do with the buldging disk!!! Good luck!!!
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i'll admit, it's intense, and the ativan does NOTHING to take the edge off. NOTHING. So i smoke weed...but i'm all out and waiting for some right now....
im still searching for something to take the edge off and if anything the effexor is just driving me further up the wall. Anhedonia, they calll it.. I just feel nothing along with the sadness..well...emptiness...empty...they say the more episodes you go through the worse they get well that is exactly what i am going through. So what will it be this next time i see him... i wonder...cuz i want to feel joy, i want to sing and dance and smile again.
I'm 34 yr old male and have been experiencing various chest and left arm pains for about three months. I've seen a plethora of doctors from cardiologist to internist to GI doc to psychologist. Heart problems have been ruled out by numerous EKG's and stress echo test. GI doc found I have a hiatal hernia/GERD from upper GI and is currently being treated with Nexium. Have also had ultrasound of liver/gall bladder and MRI of abdomen - all normal.
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