Venlafaxine xr 150 mg

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i am on 150 mg effexor xr and these r the classical side effects of effexor dont worry they will end up soon
Thank you for the valuable information. I was on 75 mg of venlafaxine and probably the smallest dose of mirtazapine. i have been off cold turkey for two weeks, found some helpful vitamins from a website called Neuro Genetic Solutions so hopefully they will help with the anxiety. I was doing ok until this weekend and now am riddled with tremors and extreme panicky feelings. I just got the vitamins so I will start taking them asap. I have been on SSRI's since I was 16 years old and am now 29.
I've been put on effexor xr 75 mg for a week now. I know this is a powerfull drug... Does this problem need to be fixed with such a hard drug? How long should I take it? Is it possible to get off it without pain or painfull symptoms? I really need your help.
After 30 days on 75 mg. I began to get depressed again so I started on 150 mg. Looking back, this is when all my problems began. Here's a list of what has happen to me over the last 3 years. These things built up slowly so I did not realize it was the effexor for a long time. Extreme hostility-everyone and every thing that doesn't go my way sets me off, (I have never ever been this kind of person); gained 60 lbs.
In 2005 I shifted to Efexor XR, 150 mg and realized I would be on these the rest of my life. This is ok because they work perfectly for me and have done so for the last 8 years. 2012 and 2013 I (very) unfortunately became addicted to Tramadol - I used every weekend and sometimes the days between.16 days ago I took my last 8 tramadols - I decided it should stop and I would return to "normal".
I understand that you have been given directions to discontinue in exchange for something else? I honestly think you should call your physician back about this to check if the meaning was that you cease the use of effexor gradually before you start on the other. Only you and your physician knows the reasons for change, and how your depression works. A pity it's Saturday... Call first thing Monday morning! Please check back with updates on this! I'm with you!
That makes a huge difference, as well as the effexor dose. 37.5, 75, or 150? And is the Ultram XR, or regular. If you're uncomfortable, your doctor could also check once a month - on your levels. They're both good drugs, so I hope you can get good guidance from your physician and pharmacist.
I have been on effexor XR 225 mg daily for about 2 weeks, and been on effexor a total of about a month and a half. I just found out that I'm pregnant. I know this is a category C drug, but I'm afraid to go off of it, due to the fact that after skipping one dose, I was ready to commit suicide. My doctor is looking into the situation. Until then, can you tell me what might possibly happen to my baby?
However, recently the pharmacy had changed the branding of venlafaxine quite regularly. It has gone from 37.5 mg effexor to Teva and now to Viepax. These are the standard release tablets not XL or XR. I sometimes feel that it makes a difference when I do change but could be more psycho sematic. Are these brands the same tablet or does it make a difference?
i suffered a major breakdown/suicide attempt and hospitalization last year at this time for that reason and was diagnosed with mdd w/psychotic features and started on effexor xr - 150 mg per day once a day. i have since been in very effective programs for bpd (dialectical behavioral therapy), and have been taking much better care of myself and doing much better mentally and emotionally.
Hello everyone. Has anyone got anything positive to say about effexor? I have been on effexor XR 175 mg bumping up to 220 mg once a month to help with severe PMS symptoms that were causing me severe panic attacks and depression making my life sheer hell. I have been on effexor now for about 4 years and feel absolutely marvellous, and have become the person I always wanted to be.
I am on day two of quitting effexor xr 150 mg cold turkey and i feel like im going insane, i am feeling very dizzy, tired all the time, seeing shadowy things for a second and then they dissappear, irrattic behaviour and insecurity and feeling depressed in terms of anxiety and thinking what am i going to do if...... this happened or that. scared of being alone . and headaches all the time. i dont want to go back on effexor as my friends told me all this bad stuff about it and what it does to you.
I've been on 75 mg. of effexor XR for about 4 years now. I do realize that this is a very small dose to be on in comparison to some people. A year before that (when I was first diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety/Panic Attacks), my dr. prescribed me Paxil. While on that, I gained upwards of 30 lbs. in only 1 year!? It worked for my attacks, but after a while, it's effectiveness wore off and my body seemed to have plateaued. The weight-gain was out of control, so I asked my dr. what I should do.
If I had to do it again, I would suck it up and get to the Therapeutic dose sooner (150 mg) I was told that 150 mg and below of effexor only give you serotonin lift. It takes above that for the other 2 chemicals to kick in. I was on effexor for bout a 18 months and did pretty well. Well enough to want to come off it. If you go super slow, the withdrawal isn't so bad. Try to deal with anx/depress using natural stuff, HTP-5, fish oil, Vitamins, etc. Didn't work so well.
I am currently at 150 mg. So next month (July 09), under supervision of my doctor, I will go down to 50 mg twice daily for 2 weeks. Then after 2 weeks I'll go down to 75 mg once daily. After two weeks I'm going to continue with the 75 of effexor and add the supplement called SAMe. I have done some research and have gotten the ok from my doctor to try taking SAMe along with the effexor XR.
She started me out on 75mg for 3 days and then 150 mgs for the next 3 days and then leveling out at 3 75mg pills at once. I know some of you can tell me some things about effexor XR. Thanks in advance for the information.
My history with the meds is, I went from the intro pack to 37.5 mg. to 75 mg up to 150 mg. over 6 months. I only went to 150 because I wanted to continue my weight loss when I thought I hit a plateau. (and I did) I did drop back to 75 mg without much of a problem. No brain sparks or anything like that. The only time I had a huge issue is once when I traveled. I took a day trip from Detroit to Phoenix. I packed 1 pill incase of problems. WELL,,, there were problems.
It seemed that within a couple of months of starting to take effexor XR (150 mg per day) my stomach (which had been very flat most of my life) developed a little pooch that has made my clothes tighter around the waist. No exercise seems to help. The rest of my body seems steady in it's weight. Have you heard of this happening?
Treatment with either drug at doses that did not cause maternal toxicity (fluoxetine 8 mg/kg/d and venlafaxine 40 mg/kg/d) led to a reduction in birth weight. By weaning at postnatal day 25, body weight was the same in all treated and control groups. The presence in amniotic fluid of venlafaxine and its active metabolite O-desmethylvenlafaxine was demonstrated in a small study (n = 27) (8).
In June I started tapering off from 225 mg. to 187 mg. to 150 mg. to 75. mg. to 37.5 mg, a four-week period. After stopping at 37.5 mg. I had dizziness, vision problems and headache. I resumed the medication at 18.5 mg. and am now to 10.5 mg. At this level I still have some dizziness in the afternoon. Next week I'll go 4 mg. It's tough breaking those capsules into so many parts. Hopefully at that point I can stop. I wish I had been told what this medication does.
I have been on effexor XR 225 mg. daily for 8 years. While it has effectively reduced my depression, I am experiencing severe mental fog. I cannot concentrate, my short and long term memory are seriously affected. I know I am getting worse every day and it is affecting my marriage. Is anyone else having the same problems?
I'm glad someone else is experiencing the same thing as me. I was on 150 mg effexor XR (it worked for me) and then went off for about 5 months. I then went back on and it has been 7 weeks. I felt good at first, but now I am having morning anxiety/bad mood. I feel better as the day goes on. I too am wondering if I need to increase my dose, but 150 mg worked for me before. It's strange.
Venlafaxine seems to cause a slight gain in weight initially in a lot of people, although this should stabilise fairly quickly. In a few individuals, it seems to decrease appetite. There's quite a strong case for wondering whether it's the listlessness, carbohydrate cravings and general matabolic slowdown that are part-and-parcel of depression that are the primary cause of any increase in weight, as JJ11 suggests.
Once for nearly 3 years, starting with 300 mg and ending with 600 mg, and recently 150 mg on its way to 450 mg but I stopped. I wholeheartedly agree with every word that Erin (ihatemedication) has written. Other than that, once you are on venlafaxine, if you would like more information which your doctor hasn't given you, I will be glad to share anything which I have learned with you. 2.
There is a generic effexor XR avalible in the United States. It's basically just Venlafaxine with an extended release action. Much less expensive than name brand.
I did as my MD sugessted and alternated 225 to 150 mg x 8 days before begining Pristiq at 50 mg. About 6 to 7 days after making the switch, I had maniac like symptoms (hyperalert, sexual,with a "tingling/buzzing" feeling.) The symptom were disconcerting, but not all together unpleasant. I wondered if this is how "normal people" felt as I had been the walking dead for so long.
Currently (& subject to change) Zoloft 250 mg Ativan 1-4 mg daily topamax 300 mg Zoplicone 15 mg Lithium 300 mg Multi vitiamin with B12 Advair 500 Anti inflamatory as necessary Flovent (dry nasal passages due to meds)
I have been on effexor XR 150 mg for a year and am currently going through the withdrawal process. While I was on effexor, I felt wonderful. I do honestly think it's a drug that does what it states it will do. The only problem I have with it is the withdrawal symptoms. It's been 4 days since I've introduced any effexor to my system and I feel like death!
i am almost off of effexor after taking it for ten years. (150 mg effexor XR.) I didn't add any other medication as I decreased the effexor. I used a method I found online which made sense to me (http://www.clinical-depression.co.uk/anti-depressants-withdrawal/introduction/). It also addresses the issue of the half life of the drug in your system which is significant if you've been on the time-released, apparently since it builds up to a greater level. Anyway. I hope the information helps you.
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