Effexor side effects long term

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Hi there! Well, I've been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span> for over ten years. Started at a very low dose and I am at 150 mg for a long time now. So, I can't say if I remember all the side effects I had. But I will say that I definitely got sick to my stomach if I didn't eat immediately before taking it. This went away after a week or so as my body adjusted to the medication. I believe that the jitters and anxious feeling is all part of your anxiety.
After experiencing sudden onset of bilateral loss of vision, I was seen in an ER, the MD ruled out retinal detachment, glaucoma other critical issues, he did observe some change inthe optic nerves. He postulated <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> (10yr) use of Zoloft 100mg, Trazadone 100mg, and Serax, (oxazepam 10mg) BID. He also recommended immediate discontinuance of all medication.
I noticed that no one answered your post, and since I don't have personal experience with effexor (I couldn't tolerate it), I just did a quick search. I just uncovered 2 things that I find disturbing: "In 2007, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices and the Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, conducted a longitudinal Adverse Events Reporting System Review of the U.S. FDA's most dangerous drugs.
This means that the serotonin in your brain is out of wac, as I have been reading and from my physciatrist. Lexapro is a very proven drug with little <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>, that really helps you from getting depressed even if this is nothig to trigger it. I'm on it. the only side effect that I can tell you is that it hinders possiblly from orgasing in the act, but does not make u impotent. I hope this helps, bust as leftcoastchick has said to you is right on.
I used <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span> a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> time ago and it didn't work well for me. They had to keep increasing the dosage on my med but it just didn't work. of course, this was before I was diagnosed as bipolar - they were treating depression, but it just didn't life the mood at all. Maybe it will work fo you. On Monday, I am meeting my pdoc to review my meds and he most likely is going to adjust them, so I know where you are on that....
I just cant understand why your mid can play tricks on you that much that you can feel so terrible. Well to make a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> story short, He reccomended to have me on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span> for a month, he gave me a packet that starts me out on 37.5 mg then after a week it goes up to 75mg. I am just curious if this medication will help and if this is dangerous. I asked him about the side effects and he said they were nothing really to worry about. Thank you for all your help.
WENT ofF PROZAC AS IT WAS CAUSING EAR RINGING BUT I'D TAKE THAT ANY DAY TO THE <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span> XR... I BELIEVE MY DR DOESN'T SEEM TO BE TOO IMPRESSED BY IT NOW EITHER.... START THEH NEW YEAR 'O6 ofF THIS TERRIBLE DRUG........
Is this a med that i can be on for the rest of my life? and have no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>? Just need some advice and I am glad to know that I am not going crazy! and that there are others out there that have gone or go through the same thing This is hard to talk about with just anyone and people dont understand, you just feel so alone sometimes. Thanks for listening.
Has anyone else experienced these delayed, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> withdrawal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span>? If so, did they ever go away? I'm scheduled for an MRI of my brain to rule out anything more serious such as ALS. If my tests come back o.k., the doctor mentioned putting me back on effexor and then weaning me off of it very slowly to see if that gets rid of everything, but I'm afraid to go back on it in case it just makes everything worse.
Roughly 28 million Americans -- one in every ten -- have taken Prozac, Zoloft, or Paxil or a similar antidepressant, yet very few patients are aware of the dangers of these drugs, nor are they aware that better, safer alternatives exist. Now Harvard Medical School's Dr. Joseph Glenmullen documents the ominous <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span>-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> effects associated with these and other serotonin-boosting medications.....
Has anyone had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> from Wellbutrin or Zyban? I have had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> neurological problems that seemed to be triggered by a reaction to wellbutrin. I was wondering if others have experienced any problems from either of these drugs. Please contact me and let me know. I am suffering from muscle wasting, muscle twitching, severe memory problems and I am 32 years old. No doctor nor specialist can figure out what is causing my decline in health.
I had been using Prozac for the past 10 years, and stopped in 2/01. Started again in 11/01, and noticed nervouses, and flare-up of a rash (open sore, bleeding from itching)on my feet. Are these known side effects? How long does it take to "withdraw" from Prozac? What are the effects of long-term use (is it safe)and does it cause an actual physical dependence in the brain, so that one "needs" it to feel normal??
once a period of two and a half years and another about a year, I was changed. Please stay on your meds, no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> effect from lamictal as far as everything I read and hubby and I are happy now. So talk to your psych and tell him/her what is going on. Mine ALWAYS knew I was not happy about his choice in these drugs.
I have horrible night sweats, vivid dreams that are just plain scary and keep me from going to sleep because I know I am going to have horrible dreams, increased blood pressure, weight gain, no emotions ( I literally could not cry no matter what while on the drug) now that I am coming off I could cry about anything, horrible brain zaps. These are only the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> that I can feel now, what about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> side effects from this medication that we have no idea about?
I am fine on that dose, have much fewer <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> than I did on 150mg and am happy to continue <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span>. Everyone is different but I definitely found the gradual reduction approach MUCH better than just stopping all at once. Hope that helps.
I've been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span> XR for about 5 years with excellent results and no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span>; for about 4 years prior, I went from Prozac to Zoloft, before settling on effexor for maximum results. I have not had a single day of depression since. I weaned myself down from 225 to 150mg tabs which is sufficient. I no longer see a psychiatrist for monitoring, and after an initial 18 months of cognitive therapy no longer need a therapist to cope with issues in my life. I am now 62 years old.
) is low and by how much. Wouldn't this help in RX. Are there any neg. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effexor</span> or other SSRI's? My Dr.is thinking that I may need to consider being on meds for quite a while(lifetime?). *I have a cousin who is severly bi-polar and my Mom (30 yrs ago) was quite stressed out and anxious during her 30's. During my teens, I was anorexic and then bulimic.
I just want to know, is klonopin ok to take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>long</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>term</span>? will the calming <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> go away, or will i keep having to up my dosage, i dont know if i'll need it forever, but my anxiety is very high and when i'm off of it i twitch and shake. At least for now i know i need it, and it may be forever, i just want to know is it ok to take long term for the reasons i'm taking it???
No, there were no intervening events that would have increased my stress, I wasn't feeling depressed. In fact, things were going pretty well other than the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>side</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>effects</span> of Paxil changing and increasing. I have a talk therapist, thank you, but she's lost on how to help. Sometimes you have to listen to the patient; I lived with the panic attacks for which I was put on Paxil a long time before I went on it, and I know myself well. I'm fifty six years old now, I know who I am, or was.
Time for you to change doctors, my friend. If yours doesn't know the difference between Xanax and Klonopin, he doesn't know much about it and shouldn't be prescribing either one. There's a big difference. RCA will probably come on here and articulate it better than I can, so we'll wait and see what he says. I've been on Klonopin for four months or so. If I were hardcore addicted to the stuff, I'd be having tolerance issues and would need more and more to get the same therapeutic effect.
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