Effexor xr and ritalin

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1100837 tn?1267672275 Hey all, The Psychiatrist said he was willing to treat the symptoms that I'm experiencing from the RA and FMS with Provigil (for fatigue) and Effexor XR (for pain). What do you all think?
Avatar n tn We recently took our 10 year old son off of Ritalin because he didn't like to take it (upset stomach and he felt what he called "shy" around the other boys). He has been off Ritalin for about a month and while he is doing well academically and doing alright behaviorally, he still exhibits the signs of hyperactivity which are bound to get him into trouble sooner or later.
Avatar n tn Then he says to quit taking it and prescribed Effexor XR and wanted me to work up to 300mg per day, which I did. I felt better but ran into a problem--my company insurance changed in Jan. 06 and the cost of this medication with my new "insurance" was in orbit. So, I say it was prescribed to help me through this difficult time and things are getting much better so I quit cold turkey. BIG MISTAKE!! I was O.
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.
1100837 tn?1267672275 Hey all, The Psychiatrist said he was willing to treat the symptoms that I'm experiencing from the RA and FMS with Provigil (for fatigue) and Effexor XR (for pain). What do you all think?
Avatar f tn The Doc's have had me on a variety of AD meds over the past 3 years and had me on Effexor XR 150mgs/day plus Ritalin 5-10mgs/day for the past six months. I've experienced little benefit from the meds I've been on and Effexor is no different. On the Effexor I experienced bloating; not weight gain but more a retention of fluids, excessive perspiration and nausea. The nausea was the worst for me. The Effexor/Ritalin combo also increased my blood pressure which was already borderline.
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 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 he is now doing wonderfully on Adderall XR. His brother has been on Focalin XR for 2 years and does well on it. Neither has any side effects.
172715 tn?1285498090 I started prozac at age 15 and it worked great for me for 7 years, then wellbutrin for 5 years, now I am on a combo of cymbalta and ritalin. The combo of Cymbalta and Ritalin has been amazing for me! It really helped to lift me out of the funk I was in or I always seem to be in. The only thing is it can really augment the antidepressant. So you will have more of the side effects that maybe the antidepressant carries?
334998 tn?1197948353 Hi everyone, I would appreciate a response from anyone who can help. I too take Wellbutrin and Focalin XR (Ritalin). I just started taking Abilify and it worked fantastic and very quickly on my depression symptoms for about a week. Now, I'm back to my usual depressed, irritable, angry self. I am so discouraged and sick of trying all these meds. Why would my doc have me on all these stimulants??? He doesn't want to try me on Adderall because I am a recovering alcoholic.
151263 tn?1243377877 So I asked my doctor to try something else, and he prescribed Effexor XR. Anyone have any experience with this drug? Getting a little antsy from what I've been reading about its withdrawal profile. Hope I'm not unwittingly signing up to hellish withdrawal experience down the road. My problems aren't severe enough to warrant a serious risk like that, so I was hoping to gain some insight from those of you who've used the drug.
Avatar m tn I'm slowely tapering paxil at the same time I'm increasing effexor. When I decreased paxil to 30mg and increased effexor XR to 150mg, I started feeling really sick. I feel nausea, hot flashes, sweating, dizzy and some depression (although anxiety is primary). Can anyone identify with me and explain what's going on? Am I going crazy or I need to hang on and expect the symptoms to subside? I started effexor XR about a month ago and therefore not sure if it really kicked in completely.
Avatar f tn My doc gave me Ritalin for ADD and Effexor for depression but this last one gave me too many side effects and I stopped taking it. Now he switched me to Wellbutrin (150 mg once a day) and 30 mg Ritalin. I have felt sick but am not sure if it is the withdrawal effects from stopping Effexor or the mixture of Wellbutrin and Ritalin. I feel brain spasms, especially in the back of my head. Today I did not take the Ritalin and felt no spasms.
Avatar n tn I have been on Effexor XR 225 mg./night since last August. For six months, it worked really well. Beginning in late February, the beneficial sleep effects stopped working and I began to get less than 5 hours sleep per night. I am in therapy and have taken Oxazepam. Yesterday my physician added Risperdal (15 mg.) and suggested that I try aderal. Have read on the web that these drugs are very addicting and there may be difficulty in withdrawal. But I really need a good night's sleep.
Avatar n tn I am on alot of meds to tx sides and cannot wait to get off of them all!! I take effexor xr 75 mg, synthroid 125mcg,copeg 1000mg,darvocette n100 3 times a day,xanax 1 longie, ritalin 2mg twice a day sr's.,lunesta 3 mg,and benadryl.I just finished up zpack antibiotics,and have a rescue inhaler albuterol for asthma which I try not to use! used the purple disc Advair before but quit when started tx. that worked well but is steroid. gotta go look at he snow.
Avatar n tn Hello, I am an adult add and have been diagnosed with a frontal lobe problem. I am on ritalin and was on Depakote. I experienced bad side effects, depression, anger, hopeless thoughts. I am looking for a good combination to stabilize me.
Avatar n tn I am ADHD /anxiety and it already seems to help with concentration. I was on effexor last six mos and gained 15lbs so i ask my doc if i could try something else. I am concerned about the possibility of seizures. Does anyone know if the there is a greater risk when you first start to take wellbutrin or does that matter? Can you suddenly have one even after months or years ..
Avatar f tn I have major depression which is very bad right now For years effexor xr worked well at 300mg This stopped working. prior to the effexor, prozac and zoloft each worked for awhile before pooping out. My current psyhiatrist thinks that traditional depression meds will no longer help so we tried amphetime. It worked like a charm but I couldn't take as directed as I am a recovered alcoholic/addict, and had to stop. I think it is the dopamine that I need, and that is why I take too much.
Avatar n tn I have been taking effexor xr, 150mg for a long time now to treat my anxiety and depression. I also take ritalin and xanax. I had not had any significant side effects ever. Recently, my doctor put me on Wellbutrin and increased my effexor to 225mg per day. I have been on them for two weeks now and have noticed some side effects and don't know if its normal or if it is coming from the wellbutrin or increase in effexor.
Avatar n tn Hi, I posted earlier about my lack of success with Zoloft and Effexor XR. I think I am going to give Prozac a try (if my doctor allows it) and that will probly be all I try for medication. Is ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) and option for me? I'm under 18, so I'm not sure if that would affect the possibility of me being able to have it, and I'm not even sure if my doctor or my parents would allow it.
Avatar n tn Celexa, Wellbutrin, Lithium, Zoloft, Effexor XR, Ritalin, Prozac, Klonopin, and others I can't even remember. Many of these meds went through periods of increases, decreases, and had other meds added. I've had no success and I try to take the meds for long periods to be sure that they have had time to start working and still nothing. I'm currently taking Prozac and Klonopin and have been on them for almost 2 months, I've just scheduled a med review with my psch.
Avatar n tn Troubling, especially since I don't drink alcohol, or smoke, or take anything except Effexor XR (antidepressant) and Ritalin (for ADD). What could cause those levels to be so high? I feel fine, nothing wrong that I know of GI wise.
1506515 tn?1303713887 Effexor XR 150 mg Dipiperon (antipsychotic) 20mg I use Ritalin too, I'm prescripted 3 x 10 mg, but I'm addicted to it and I take 250 mg a day ... I abuse codeine also to 100 mg a day. Sometimes I take a zolpidem (stilnoct) to sleep but never more than 10 mg. I also take magnesium tablets and fishoil capsules. Is this combination gonna give me problems? Please help me?
Avatar n tn its like i have no choice. im like a walking zombie on all this medication and it makes me dizzy and blurry eyed and tired and not able to function.
Avatar f tn I was on Effexor XR for a few years, for what I thought, and was told by my prior Psych was Depression (apparently not), along with either Xannax or Ativan for Panic Disorder which I also have. I have a question about Bipolar Meds. Currently I am taking Welbutrin XL 150 mg a day, Lexapro 10 mg a day, Seroquel 50-100 mg a night, and also Klonopin 1 mg in the day and 1 mg at night.
Avatar n tn My son was diagnosed with ADHD, is in counseling 2x per month, is being tutored 2x per week and is taking 15 mg of Adderall XR daily. He is getting all the help and support we can possibly provide to him, but it doesn't seem to be enough. His most serious issue is his night fears/inability to sleep through the night. He sleeps with the hall light on, a nightlight and a radio on low all night long.
880242 tn?1241286605 I opted out of the regular Adderall specifically because of that reason because I work really long days and was afraid I might pop an extra pill here and there. I have found the XR when I take in the morning at a higher dose works through most of the day and then the Wellbutrin brings me down slower and lasts the remained of the day. Mind you I work 10 hour days ending at 11pm and am a single mom and get up no later than 7am. So my day is very long.
Avatar f tn I was on Effexor XR for a few years, for what I thought, and was told by my prior Psych was Depression (apparently not), along with either Xannax or Ativan for Panic Disorder which I also have. I have a question about Bipolar Meds. Currently I am taking Welbutrin XL 150 mg a day, Lexapro 10 mg a day, Seroquel 50-100 mg a night when I need it, and also Klonopin 1/2 mg in the day and 1 mg at night.
Avatar n tn I hate being helpless against this chemical in my brain that controls my life. I'm taking Effexor XR 300mg at bedtime Depakote 2000mg at bedtime....thats right 2000mg, I started on 250mg per day Trazadone 50mg at bedtime Risperadol 10mg if needed for anxiety seroquil 50mg if needed for anxiety Your email address was blocked so here is where we will have to meet and talk.