Effexor and xanax

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Avatar f tn hi,My DR,switched me from ativan to xanax on this past Thurs,I feel kinda more depressed and nausted,He also gave me Effexor 75 mg to take i took it on Friday and i dont know if it was the mixture of meds but my blood pressure dropped as well as my heart rate dropped,usually when i was on ativan heart ratewas in 90s it is in the 60s now,Im so afraid i havent taking another effexor,,,,i take the xanax because my anxiety is bad but i feel so emotionless has anyone taking the combination and how di
Avatar f tn yes it could be from the xanax and it's not a good idea to take it much. Effexor can help with depression but also made me feel detached and impotenet so I no longer take it and take welbutrin instead. I'm not sure if it's helping but at least I won't have that problem.
Avatar n tn You might ask your doctor about klonopin because it is longer acting and less problematic than xanax. The combination of klonopin and Effexor should do the job quickly, given the timetable you mentioned, you should be feeling much better within days going forward.
Avatar m tn 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.
596143 tn?1226651654 I take Effexor and xanax. Should I take the xanax as needed or by the directions 1 tab 3 times a day. My doc said whatever works best for me. What do you do?
Avatar f tn My doctor gave me a Rx for Xanax to help with my Effexor withdrawal. I also started taking Buspar today. I'm definitely having major anxiety today and I'm scared to take a Xanax. Will it make me feel hungover in the morning. It's a 0.25 mg tab.
Avatar f tn Effexor works for anxiety too. I was on it myself for several years. But, it can take weeks for it to start working.
Avatar n tn The doctor has mentioned graves disease and some side effects to this is anxiety. I have been prescribed .75mg of Effexor xr and Xanax Xr .5. At first my systoms taking the Effexor Xr by itself was shaking, nerve pain like trembling, and insomnia. So he gave me xanax to counter out some of the side effects. Every anti depressant i have taken over the past couple of years i have the same symptoms. I feel real good just taking the low dose xanax xr.
696997 tn?1232319513 As for the rest of your question, changing from one mg of Xanax per day to one every other day wouldn't probably cause a seizure-- unless the person took all 14 tabs of Xanax in the first three days and then stopped completely-- which is not at all uncommon.
Avatar f tn Two of the main side effects of Effexor are insomnia and anxiety. So they toss in some Xanax until the Effexor kicks in. You say it never did. Could it be because you were never depressed? If you take an aspirin when you don't have a headache, nothing happens. When you take a powerful antidepressant and you're not depressed, you feel all sorts of not very nice things. Perhaps even an increase in your anxiety and insomnia levels. Well then, up your Xanax dose............
311051 tn?1193419806 Now they took me off klonopin an put me back on xanax. I am now taking 4mg a day 1 and a half pills every 4 hous. I am still very shaky and lightheaded at times, my pulse is always at 98 or higher, Why? Why me?
Avatar m tn Zoloft,Celexa,Effexor,Paxil..each individual has 2 find out what will work for them!and no xanax!i see it create a lotta hell for recovering folks!
Avatar n tn I went to the ER and they said it was a panic attack and gave me xanax to take .5 3x daily. I continued the lexapro and my anxiety increased as my appetite decreased..i had another panic attack and went to the ER. They tested me for liver, kidney probs, did an EKG and tested for hyperthyroidism. Everything came back normal, although I blacked out for the very first time in my life when they drew the blood. (scariest experience of my life!!
Avatar n tn Does anyone out there take effexor xr for aniexty and depression? I am on paxil right now but I am thinking of going on effexor xr. Any insight will help.
Avatar n tn I switched to lexapro (10mg), It worked for the panic, but agian i didnt like the side effects, I was on it for a few years and gained alot of weight, was lethagic, unemotional, and easly angered. I went of it in Feb. I was given Xanax to take for panic flair ups. Got through the withdrawal fairly well. Was doing really well, even had a hard test when I fell and broke both my elbows. (One required surgery). I only took a few of the Xanax up to this point, as I had a few minor panic episodes.
Avatar n tn You wouldn't want to pass on to a child what you're suffering right now. If you can't get off the Effexor and stay off it (and all other drugs) for the duration of a pregnancy, then give up the idea of pregnancy for now. You have a beautiful, healthy little girl. I think you should thank God for what he's given you already - a healthy, happy child. Try yoga, meditation, biofeedback, etc.
Avatar f tn I was taking Buspar (45 mg) per day for anxiety and still experiencing tightness in my chest. My Dr. had me wean off the Buspar and start taking Effexor XR. Started with 37.5 mg per day for the first week and then to 75 mg per day (only on day 11). My problem is the tightness in my chest is back and worse then ever. I’m sleeping better and I feel calmer, it’s just the chest tightness that only goes away if I take a Xanax.
Avatar m tn I decided to put the boat in the water to do some fishing and I couldn't even concentrate! Has anyone taken Seroquel and Effexor at the same time, and if so what were the feelings youo experienced your first time. Any inputs are greatly appreciated!
Avatar f tn I was wondering if anyone has ever had negative side effects from drinking beer while on Effexor XR. I recently went on vacation and drank beer for 11 days straight. A few times I got pretty drunk. Since then, I have been depressed and feel like my medication is not even working. I believe the beer nullified the effects of my Effexor XR. It has been 2 weeks now since I have drank anything and still feel that depressive, blue, unable to concentrate or make decisions feeling.
Avatar m tn because of severe moods swings , irritability,hostility and anxiety, my doc also prescribed xanax .5, and most recently, b/c of obsessive thoughts about suicide, he prescribed serequel 50/100/ workng up to 150. today was my first day on 100, and i felt drunk for the first half of the day, even though i took the pill the previous night and slept for 12 hours since it knocks you out.
Avatar m tn I was just diagnosed with anxiety issues and they put me on xanax for the panic attacks that I can't control and also Citalopram for the daily use to keep me mello. They say I won't feel the full effect for a couple of weeks but I can feel like it's doing something because I don't have any attacks until about an half hour before I need to take my pill. So anyway I hope this helps, good luck.
Avatar n tn I used to never take any meds, but then had the big surgery and went from 0 to about 6 different pills, Nexium, Toprol, Effexor, aspirin, Xanax, Lipitor. I have decided to get off all of them. The Lipitor and Xanax weren't that hard, no major side effects. But I was totally not prepared for the hell getting off Effexor. I applaud each and every one of you for trying to quit this thing.
Avatar n tn I have been on Effexor for about 1 year for depression and anxiety. I take 75 mg. per day, which has worked wonderfully for me. I went from living life on a rollercoaster of emotions and at sometimes not even wanting to go on, to being able to deal with life's ups and downs as a healthy, normal person. Just in the past couple of weeks I have noticed small tinges of the old depression (nothing major), but I'm wondering if my body has gotten used to the 75 mg.
Avatar n tn But I'm requesting to be tapered off klonopin as I'm not a fan of bezos even with my flashbacks and panic attacks. I tried to convince my doc not to give me xanax but she refused and got upset when I was only taken half her prescription. I've always refused bezos. I just don't like them for some reason. Maybe it's a psychological reason..but nonetheless I'd rather deal with my panic on my own as I always have and if I'm in crisis then use one or two. But daily...it's just not for me.
Avatar n tn Please let others know what I have said. Seek other forums discussing Effexor and specifically the discontinuation of Effexor. This is a drug that has no business being legally prescribed to people who are already suffering and looking for relief. There is no relief with this, only additional pain. But I will get through it. I made a promise to myself to be strong and overcome the withdrawals. Wish me good luck please.
Avatar n tn It's been the only daily drug that's helped me control my panic, and thankfully my doctor says it's okay to take during pregnancy. I'm 11 weeks and I'm down to 75 mg of Effexor and only .25 mg of Xanax only as needed (which is about less than once a week). Good luck, girl!!! Hang in there!!!
Avatar m tn I am working full time and a mommy a wife when I get home.. Life used to be so easy before Effexor. I went from 75MG..to 37.5 MG and now I’ve broke pen the capsule and I’m taking 45 pellet of the 105 that are in the capsule … I went to my Doctor who said I should be able to quit it by now and I went two days with out it and I feel like I’m going to die. He gave me Zofran for the nausea but I’m afraid to take it because I don’t trust him now. Will Zofran help? Has anyone else taken it?