Difference between effexor xr and effexor

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Avatar n tn What is the difference between Effexor and Effexor XR? Are the dosages usually the same for both meds?
Avatar f tn Hi, I have GAD and took lexapro and generic lexapro for almost 9 years before it stopped working for me. My doc put me on effexor xr on May 5 and I feel as though my anxiety has gotten worse. She has recommended we double the dose to 150 mgs . I am looking for advice as to whether I should continue on this path. I want so much for this to work ! Any thoughts? Thank you so much! Anyone has this experience and then had improvement? Looking for any and all positive feedback!
Avatar f tn I am currently doing research for an upcoming book which deals with the side effects and withdrawals people have experienced from Effexor XR and other (like) anti-depressants. I am interested in receiving any information current or former users would like to share concerning their experiences with these drugs. Please email me @: beach-***@**** and thanks!
376940 tn?1241685607 Hello iam new here I am taking tramadol 50 mgs,neurontin 300mg,hydrocodon-acetaminoph,a pain patch of 25mcg/hr and cymbalta 90 mg. And my Dr. Wants me to take effexor xr 75mg in lu of cymbalta (the cymbalta was given to me by a shrink for pain control) but I am told that effexor xr n tramadol don't mix.
Avatar n tn I've been on Effexor XR for many years and have had great success, but I was concerned because I would like to start having a family. Recently my doctor recommended that I switch to Zoloft because it would be safer during pregancy. I'm really hesitant to switch, especially that whole transitional part between going off the Effexor and going on Zoloft.
Avatar f tn i wanna switch to cymbalta,is there any difference between the two of them.i ran out of effexor and have some cymbalta and really need to take something.withdraws are kicking in.Any suggestion.i would really appreciate it.
Avatar n tn I've been off of my effexor xr for about 5 days now and after talking to my pharmacist and doing some of my own research, ginger seems to help greatly with dizziness and nausea. Here is a link for the effects of ginger and how to take it. I've been chewing a 1/4" piece of peeled, fresh ginger every 4 hours and it is working miracles. Here is the link <a href=http://www.umm.edu/altmed/ConsHerbs/Gingerch.
Avatar n tn YIKES!! I've been on effexor xr for approx 2 yrs. I had no clue there was such a withdrawal effect. Reading all of your comments is eye opening!!! While vacationing this summer I had enough effexor xr for all but 1 day. I attributed the crying to lack of sleep from vacationing, perhaps too much partying etc. But, it sounds like I was having the same symptons you all were describing about withdrawal. YIKES!!!!! Plus......the weight gain while on the med is NOT GOOD!!
Avatar m tn I have recently stopped Effexor XR (150mg) and started Emsam (6mg). I have been off the effexor for 5 days and I am having "brain zaps." My question is, how long will these "brain Zaps last?" I go to school, and need to be able to function. Please email me at ***@**** for any insight.
151951 tn?1267991945 I have gained nearly 70 pounds since beginning Effexor XR and if the only solution is to go on a 975 calorie diet, then I guess I'l just stay oeverweight. As a teacher, I doubt that I could get through the day at school on that few calories, not to mention my work at home, or any hobbies or exercise!! I do take sublingual B12, and I do not drink caffiene. "They" obviously know that anybody who eats fewer than 1000 calories a day will lose weight.
Avatar n tn About this same time I had decided to start weaning myself off of Effexor for several different reasons. I was taking both Wellbutrin XL and Effexor XR and was just tired of taking so many medications ( I am also on hormone replacement therapy). The side effects I had from Effexor were not that totally bad; sweating and being hot when nobody else was, decreased sexual feelings, not as intense orgasms. I had quit about a year ago but don't remember feeling like this at all.
Avatar m tn This 2nd doctor looked it up, and said there was little difference in the cost, and would I like to go back on Effexor XL? I said yes. That was a year ago, and I am still on 150mg Effexor XL. I feel really well. All my anxieties and panics have gone, along with the depression. I know not everybody gets the same benefit as me from Effexor. I also do not know if there is much difference in the original, and the generic form. I may have felt just as well on the generic.
Avatar f tn I was at one point on 450mg per day of Effexor XR (along with several other powerful meds, several of which I have eliminated) and I am now down to 37.5mg per day every other day. I have 4 pills left but feel I might just be delaying the inevitable for another week. It has gotten much more difficult since getting down to 75mg per day and I want to cut the cord now.
Avatar n tn Maybe you really need just an adjustment in the effexor up or down ? I've tried Paxil, Zoloft, and Prozac, and I know effexor is tough to start, and tough to stop, but maybe you need it. My daughter had problems cutting back on zoloft when she was pregnant, but she was able to take a lower dose all the way to the last two weeks, and both her and baby are fine. I hope you feel better, if you need to talk, I'm here to listen.
Avatar n tn I just recently was taken off Wellbutrin and am now on my 4th day of Effexor XR at 37-1/2 mg. which I'm supposed to take for a week. Then, I am to take 75 mg. for a week and then go to 150 mg. I started the Wellbutrin about 3 weeks ago. I felt nauseated almost all the time and did lose some weight, but mostly because I felt so lousy. I also experienced the electrical "shocks" feeling all over my body.
Avatar n tn I have read many, many posts about Effexor XR and the hellish experience people have on this medication. My doctor just put me on it after several months of so-so performance by Lexapro. Here is the question...is there anybody out there, any one, who would say "Effexor XR is awesome, it has been a great medication and I am grateful to be on it?" If so, I would love to hear what you have to say, what your experience has been, dosage, etc. My script has been for GAD/depression.
Avatar f tn 00 for 30 day supply, I can only imagine how much the Effexor XR is and/or Lithium. No. Not happening. I believe in myself and I will get off this medication and start living my life drug free! I lost my faith in the Lord at some point in this entire process, but the Christian woman in me is back and I have given it all to the Lord. I will survive! And so can you if you are in a similar situation as me. Any help out there? Please?
Avatar n tn i have been using effexor xr for 6 or 7 years and now that i in menopause i have gained some unwanted weight and i read that wellbutrin or zyban will help with the weight issure....would this be an ok trade???
1378325 tn?1285350225 I was told my my pharmacist that Effexor XR and the generic is made my the same manufacture. The price is the same to me under my medicare plan except less money is applied toward the medicare "gap" so I choose the generic. Insurance is such a scam. If it were you or me we would be up on racketeering charges. Pharmaceuticals have big bank accounts and politicians have deep pockets.
Avatar f tn It seems like I've been suffering with night sweats for ever. Some times are worst than others. I can relate to the REM correlation. The longer I sleep the worse the sweating is. If I just sleep a couple of hours a hardly sweat at all. But if I sleep more than 8 hours I can guarantee My sheets will be soaking wet. I mention this to my psychiatrist and see said I should have my thyroid function check. My general practitioner checked it 2 months ago and increase my Synthroid.
Avatar n tn Does Effexor come in 100 mg. SR? If so, has anyone noticed any difference between regular 100 mg. Effexor and the 100 mg. SR? Thanks for any help and insight you might have.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been on Effexor XR for 3 years and I have gained about 40-50pounds, most when my dose was increased to 225, now I am on 75mg b/c I'm getting ready to wean off the medicine in a couple of weeks,and I haven't lost anything yet. My eating habits have not changed and I exercise. I have always been underweight and I could eat whatever I wanted...I'm only 26 years old...I know my metabolism has changed some, but not enough to pack on 40 pounds.
Avatar n tn Pills, shots, diet exercise, and not much food. And water, lots of water. I am still on effexor and probably will be for a while yet. This diet , is at least motivating me to really keep working at it and hopefully be able to get off the diet meds, and the effexor sometime,too.
Avatar f tn Can anyone tell me whats the difference between Efexor xr and Efexor xl (venlafaxine) Thankyou
Avatar m tn 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?
Avatar f tn I just noticed my last script was changed to 300 mg of Effexor ER. Is there a difference between XR and ER?
1110049 tn?1409405744 There is no difference between XL and XR they both mean extended release. Just like you i use a SNRI and it's duloxetine (Cymbalta). Depression and anxiety gone but i decided to go for this AD because it's an analgesic too that is making my occipital neuralgia less painful since it really help for neuropathic pains.
Avatar n tn WENT TO THE PILL PUSHER AND HE GAVE A CHOICE OF SOME MEDS AND TOOK EFFEXOR XR. I TOOK THE PILLS FROM TUES TO SAT. THIS STUFF IS HORRIBLE! WORSE THAN THE SURGERY IT SELF! DIZZY,WEAK,HOT,FEEL LIKE I WILL PASS OUT IF I STAND TO LONG!EVEN MIND PROBLEMS! I FEEL IT IS WEIRD TO HAVE THESE PROBLEMS AFTER ONLY 5 PILLS! I"VE BEEN OFF THEM ONLY 5 DAYS AND EVEN WENT TO THE HOSPITAL WITH NO HELP!(AS SOON AS THEY SEE YOUR MEDS, THEY THINK YOUR CRAZY!
Avatar f tn I know many people still on it and they report that they had a much better response to the name brand Effexor XR than with the Geneic Effexor XR. If it were me and I could afford it, I would go with the name brand.
1072787 tn?1255728071 A different doctor took me off that and put me on Effexor XR 225 mg/day. I was on that for the last year. I did not want to have to rely on medication for the rest of my life so I decided to wean myself off; certain aspects of my life have changed and I have learned how to get though and deal with things in my past. I just tapered myself off of Effexor XR 2 days ago. I started about two weeks ago. Mon the 28th of SEP I lowered my dose to 150 mg/day for a week.