Venlafaxine and xanax

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I have taken a xanax before and it did calm me down so I'm looking forward to seeing how the Xanax and Lexapro will help me out. Much thanks.
I was diagnosed with post-natal depression in December 1998 and have been struggling through on various levels of Effexor-XR (75mg, then 150) and I have now been put on 225mg. I always felt a little "edgy" on the effexor, but since my dosage was upped 2 days ago i've been practically "speeding". My doctor also prescribed a small (2.
I appreciate ur advice. Its funny u ask. I have a appt. with a psychiatrist next week.. I have been seeing a psychologist for years.. I decided to do this as I am not getting any better. Anxiety has took total control over my life. And I need to get control over it!.. I am taking xanax as needed and was on zoloft, which did nothing! I have tried a few of the anti-depressants and got no relief. I am on Blood pressure meds, stomach pills, dang I dread being put on more meds.
For my depression I took fluvoxamine 50mg, mianserin 60mg and clonazepam 2mg before sleep for 10 years, after failing single drug therapy. I found Prozac, Citalopram, Sertaline, Paroxetine, Venlafaxine, Mirtazapine, and Monclobemide could not replace Fluvoxamine. It indicates that different SSRIs has different effect on a particular individual. I deny failing prozac and Celexa means the rest of the SSRIs is contraindicated.
Talk about messing with your brain..yikes! I am slowly tapering xanax..and though I am not having the more severe side effects of withdrawal...depersonalization, derealization..burning, tinnitis..depression, anxiety..the list goes on. Benzos have their purpose; which is short term..no more than a week..highly addictive. Try Yogi Relaxation Teas instead. Jus' sayin'... It's that old expression; "if I knew then what I know now..." I'd never have fiilled a script.
Has anyone else experienced weight gain AFTER reducing their Effexor dosage? I stared taking Xanax about a year ago, as well. And I'm diabetic. My sugar levels stay in the mid- 300's( not good). Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
I lay awake with my head feeling buzzed and dizzy, with all of these thoughts going on all at once. They are loud and random, and I constantly have a song in my head. It is the oddest thing, I feel like I'm losing it! I may attribute this to my OCD... I am diagnosed with OCD and GAD and have a history of some pretty nasty panic attacks. I also have been very nauseous, and have gained weight... weird symptoms just all over the map! Does anyone else deal with this?
The patient recovered in 2 hours after receiving prochlorperazine and lorazepam in the emergency department. Venlafaxine was discontinued, and she was discharged home. Two weeks later, the patient started to receive fluoxetine 20 mg/d and reported no adverse adverse effects during follow-up clinic visits. DISCUSSION: The clinical manifestations of this case meet Sternbach's criteria of serotonin syndrome.
This pain would intensify which would cause me to wince in pain and then release and then repeat all over again every 5-10 seconds for about a minute. This pain did not radiate anywhere but only within a specific point. Then this same stabbing sensation occurred half way up to the first knuckle of my right middle finger about 30 minutes later. Then immediately following this finger pain I felt pain in my right foot at the joint of my middle toe.
hi, to me it all sounds like anxiety and because your worrying about it your making yourself feel worse I went through it all in 2008 and started on effexor xr venlafaxine and it did wonders after a few weeks.And then a few months down the line fell pregnant and stopped taking it but then when i had my baby i should of started taking it again because i'm bk on it now and on my 7th day having the early side effects from it like all anitdepressents do.
Well if you knew my story you would know I hate the drug venlafaxine (effexor) and have no interest in taking anything remotely related to the company that made it, or any other brand of drugs that mess with the brain. Long story short, I was on it 11 years for CFS. My cardiologist told me to get off it asap, and since going off it I have severe vision and balance issues.
Right now, my pdoc and I decided that it might be beneficial to try a med washout period. So, I have been trying to get off Effexor for the last few weeks. I had been on 75mg since November. I started by alternating 75mg one day with 37.5mg the next, then 37.5mg for one week, then 37.5mg every other day. I didn't make it a week with 37.5mg every other day because the withdrawal was so bad. So now I am taking 25mg generic immediate-release venlafaxine for one week, then 12.
I am also prescribed 2mg of xanax. The first 2 weeks I started weaning off the effexor (lower dose and new anti depressant), was great. The fogginess in my head went away and I felt like I was part of the living again. But now I am completely off effexor and I am a nervous wreck. I have lost my job and I cry a lot. I am still taking the new anti depressant (bupropin) and bumping it up with abilify. Right now I don't know what to do...I get these weird feeling in my head...
BUT my problem is that im always having trouble taking in a deep breath, every minute or so, my body takes a deep breath and a deep sigh, and everyone notices this and theyre like, ARE you OK? and i tell them my issue and they say, go see a doctor, which has become worthless of course.
All what you are feeling is what I am going through right now and out of all the meds I have been through Efexor xl is the best so far and works well quick its also known as Venlafaxine. Prozac is ****, the above is an anti depressant and anxiety drug all in one. Propananol as an anxiety drug works if you take it daily and diazipan but that is addictive and very rarely handed out unfortunately.
Then switched to trazadone(200-100) for sleep. Then I went over to celexa(60) and (100) trazadone. I felt too doped and sleepy. We switched to bupropion (100), 20 celexa and 50 trazadone. Still fuzzy headed so today I'm now on brupropion 150, 20 celexa and 100 trazadone. Maybe I can find myself. I'm starting to go back to see a therapist to see if talking will help. One day . . . Thanks for listening.
I continued the Venlafaxine for another two days, but my brain felt very odd and I felt nauseous so I stopped taking it on a Tuesday, just to see if the Venlafaxine was the culprit. Wednesday night, I started to lose my vision in and out, sweating, heart palpitations, brain zaps, and the worst hot flashes I've ever felt. I also had an extreme sense of doom and need to escape. I went to the ER, who told me I was having adverse effects from my Venlafaxine.
I wanted to try pyridostigmine this time, but he did not want me to try it since he does not have much experience with it, and did not want to refer me to a MD that is familiar using it, that could follow me. So I'm off Venlafaxine and Desmopressin, leaving me only with the Midodrine - And now he added some low dose Bisoprolol even if a while back he did not want me to be on BBs because of my low BP; go figure!? For my gov.
I couldn't bare it any longer and went back to my doctor after a month and he has changed my meds to Effexor XR (Venlafaxine) 75mg (extended release) and I have to say I am now on them over a year and have none of the side effects that I got from Lexapro. In fact events in my life took a turn for the worse - (major family problems in December) and I ended up on 3mgs of Xanax and sleeping pills as well along with the Effexor just to get through the day.
Attacks could last minutes or hours and any combination of symptoms would happen. And in between attacks, my heart would regularly do many strange things - tachy, brady, irregular rhythm, extremely forceful beats, 'flip-flopping' feelings, etc. I also sometimes experienced a sensation of the heart stopping and restarting - immediately after the restart I would feel a MASSIVE, uncomfortable surge of adrenaline and the heart would beat very fast for a little while.
Hi everyone I went to my doctor and she took me off the zoloft and put me on pristiq to help with my panic and anxiety. Has it helped anyone? Also she told me to not taper off the zoloft and it's safe to just start the pristiq.
I'm 23 and had been taking teva-venlafaxine for about a year and a half for anxiety and depression. I've been doing great the past year (partially due to the meds but also due to my lifestyle change and selecting positive people to surround myself with), so I thought about going off my meds, but ended up losing my pills somehow. It was about 2 weeks before I could get in to see my doctor, so by then the venlafaxine was pretty much out of my system.
during second stage my BP rost to 170/100 from 140/90 and My HR went to 117. I had a flip in my heart and the doc stopped tread mill and said I have VT and refer me to a cardiologist. Did Angio and Echo all being normal. Had an event monitor for one week: The summary of Event monitor is HR varies from 40 to 140 with a sinus pause of 1.37 secs. No VT,VF with one or two pvcs. The events trigred by me or the machine finds possible VT or SVT, sinus tachy, or sinus brady.
Are you on anything for your panic attacks? Drugs like Paroxitine (Paxil), or Venlafaxine (Effexor), and Alprazolam (Xanax) along with psychological counciling can work miracles for anxiety neurosis.
I spoke with my doctor (not the one who perscribed either med to me) about this and she agreed and said the generic Prozac is not as effective. Hope this helps.
I'm pretty sure he was talking about bipolar, for which "BP" is an abbreviation. Depakote and lithium are both commonly used for bipolar, and given which forum this is on, I'm pretty sure he wasn't talking about blood pressure.
Just for clarification - I have been slowly, under medical and cultural supervision, decreasing the Xanax I have been taking. A few years ago, my shrink prescribed Clonazepam (one or two of the orange pills). She told me they might not have the fast-acting impact of Xanax but would "let me sleep". I confess I do not always take them because they seem to put me in a nasty mood. The shrink knows this and is not concerned.
) I have been taking venlafaxine 150 mg for about 7 years now and i went to see my gp the other day and had a bit of a break down in there. she seems to think maybe venlafaxine aren't the right pills to be on so im now reducing them and im starting on some new ones called Lustral. Ive read the leaflet on these and they seem to be targeted at people with OCD and panic disorders and social anxiety disorders as well as depression.
Great list. Thanks. I was surprised to see Xanax heading the list. It is highly addictive and outlawed in the UK. I had to take it briefly, on an as-needed basis, for panic attacks caused by an inhaled steroid. I was very, very careful with that drug. That said, it worked like a charm.
I don't feel depressed but feel very anxious and I also don't sleep. I've taken small amounts of unprescribed xanax, 1/4 mg at a time maybe twice a day a few times and it works great but they wont prescribe it for me 'cause I'm an addict. By the way it's the same clinic that houses the meth. clinic. The biggest bunch of quacks I've ever come across. They seem not to really care. Just go throught the motions to get their state and federal funding.
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