Effexor xr pregnancy

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Avatar n tn I'm a stay at home Mom of a 3 year old and since deciding to try for #2, my husband and I thought it would be safest to be med free during my pregnancy, since the effects of Effexor in pregnancy has not really been studied. I took 75mg of Effexor XR for a little over a year for general anxiety. I have been weaning for almost 3 months as gradually as I could. My last weaning was for almost a month at 18.5mg.
Avatar n tn I would like to hear from someone who took Effexor xr before and during pregnancy. I have suffered from GAD and severe Depression for several years, But have had success with the Effexor xr. I tried to decrease my dose from 3 75mgs. to 1 75mgs. I am feeling depressed and find myself not being able to handle situations that didn't seem to bother me when I was on my full dose. My husband and I are wanting to try to have a baby, but are afraid that the Effexor will harm the baby.
173732 tn?1226762294 According to the manufacturer of Effexor, there are no available reports on the use of Effexor during human pregnancy. Effexor should be used in pregnancy only where the benefit to the mother clearly outweighs any potential risk to the fetus. Alternative agents should/may be considered. If the doctor and patient decide to continue venlafaxine during pregnancy, discontinuation symptoms should be considered in the newborn at birth.
Avatar n tn I was on Effexor XR at 225 mg for about 3 years. When I found out I was pregnant, my doctor took me to 150mg for 7 days, 75mg for 7 days then 37.5mg for 7 days. Now, to add to the pregnancy symptoms, I am having dizziness, ringing ears, just start crying for no reason what so ever. Its hard to tell if the crying is from the pregnant or the depression but its not the bad part. I cant stand this anymore but all the doctor said is rest and this can take quite awhile to go away.
Avatar n tn Hi im currently trying to wean off of Effexor xr 150mg a day, im taking 113.5mg a day at the moment and have been for about a week. Im 26 weeks pregnant and wanted to be weaned off due to breastfeeding concerns. I have been having the worst headaches and im wondering if there is anything i can do and if it is caused by the weaning? also should i be concerned about any further side effects from withdrawl?
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 n tn I have been taking Effexor XR for a total of about three months including the transition from 37.5 miligrams up to 150 miligrams but am weening myself back off of it. I still had some 75 miligrams left so I started taking them about a week ago. I felt a little agitated yesterday morning at work and I almost snapped at someone which just doesn't happen normally or if ever in the 20 years I have been there. Then I forgot to take a pill yesterday.
Avatar n tn It has been 5 days now and I have been off of Effexor XR. I have been having headaches and feeling dizzy every time I move. What can I take to stop this? I don't want to get back on it. I could be pregnant and that is why I got off of it in the first place. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Avatar n tn First, my heart goes out to all who have posted their stories of horrible withdrawal symptoms as a result of discontinuing usage of Effexor XR. I started on Effexor XR about ten months ago due to severe depression and anxiety. Just over two weeks ago, I started to wean myself off of my maximum daily dosage of 112.5 mg. For 8 days, I took 75 mg per day, and then lowered it to 37.5 mg for another 8 days.
468784 tn?1207160705 I just finished getting off Effexor XR after a year and a half. I started reducing March 11, stopped taking Effexor totally 10 days later (doc assisted, too). If you aren't pregnant, I took a dose of SAM-E to help with those withdrawal feelings. I took it every day for 3 days, then every other day for 4 days after stopping the Effexor and that seemed to help with the icky feelings. Only took it after that if the feelings were really strong (and occassionally they were).
Avatar n tn I have read the closed forum headed "Withdrawal Symptons from Effexor XR" to see if other's are/have experiences when stopping Effexor. I have gone 'cold turkey" which I know I should not have after only taking a small dose of 75mg in the morning along with 2 Ritalin for about 2 years (before that taking 150mg). I had forgotten to get my script and I thought I should try to see if I could do without the Effexor.
Avatar n tn I am 33 years old that would like to have a family. Has anyone gone through a pregnancy that was on Effexor XR prior and/or during the pregnancy?
2036568 tn?1330486358 I am wondering if anyone else out there has been on Effexor XR 75 mg before and had to be taken off of it. My OB doctor switched my med's recently because my anxiety in this pregnancy has been way too extreme and I am wondering if some of the feelings I have been having could be from changing the med's. I have been dizzy and light headed .. sometimes feel like the world is spinning and I am getting headaches. I am looking for anyone else who has been on this med and taken off of it before.
Avatar n tn Also, I just want to let you know that I stayed on my Effexor XR at 75 mg's throught my entire pregnancy. Taking the Effexor outweighed the cons while I was pregnant and I had a healthy 7 lb, 14 oz. baby boy. He is now 8 months old and healthy as can be. I would talk to your OB/GYN and see what he/she recommends. Everyone is different and Doctors have different opinions, but it wouldn't hurt to consult another Dr. That is just my opinion, of course.
Avatar n tn I have been taking Effexor XR 150 mg for 2-3 years and now I have been switched to lexapro 10mg . How do I go about tappering off the effexor and when do I start the lexapro????
Avatar f tn I have been taking Effexor XR 300 mg. daily coupled with Wellbutrin 200 mg. daily since August 2006 when I became nonfunctional and deeply depressed. Over the last five months I have been feeling extremely hostile, angry and this is the part that is really difficult for me to admit, but I almost feel homicidal. I am so scared right now.
Avatar n tn Comming of of Effexor,,Effexor XR needs to be done slowly,,I myself just stopped and had symptoms for a little over a weak,,the dizziness,,this wierd buzzing in my head all the time,,,just really wierd things happening. Tell your doc you owuld like some help comming off of this med,,is he the one who put you on it in the first place.
Avatar n tn I need help, advice, anything. I am currently on 150mg of Effexor XR dropped down from 187.5mg, have been for a year now. My husband and I would like to become pregnant again but I fear coming off this medicine. My DO says to stay on the medicine and have Faith that the baby will be okay but my OB says to come off of the medicine. I have a beautiful little girl who thankfully was born prior to the panic attacks, which were so bad I wanted to check myself into the hospital.
Avatar n tn I would like to know what the best procedure would be to follow, changing from Effexor XR (75mg) to Cipramil. (Do I first have to ween off the Effexor completely before starting the Cipramil?) I have tried weening off Effexor with the help of homeopathic remedies, but after a very traumatic period, I had to go back onto the Effexor everyday. I would really like to have a baby, but am not convinced that it is safe enough while on Effexor. Please help!!
Avatar f tn Congratulations on your pregnancy. I understand you wanting to get off the Effexor quickly as you are pregnant, but if you do not withdraw slowly, you will get withdrawals, as you are experiencing. I was on 150mg for years, but I am lucky and could withdraw slowly, so it took 10 months, and I was fine with no withdrawals. You do not have that option. I did go cold turkey off Effexor once before, and was bad for 2 weeks, and then fine until depression returned.
Avatar m tn I have been on effexor xr for nearly 6 years............I too am going through many of the withdrawals as everyone else has. The insomnia, the electric zap feelings in my head, tremors, anxiety, crying for no reason. I was wondering if anyone had anything good to say about going off it, how they felt, how long it took, etc.
Avatar m tn I nursed on Effexor XR too. My son never had any withdrawal. I don't advise taking the effexor if you can stop it before you become pregnant, but for my situation it was the right thing to do. Best of luck and I hope others find answers here as well. TELL your doctor that you want a plan that involves medicines for the withdrawal stage. You shouldn't have to suffer through it. BEWARE there are terrible withdrawal symptoms for Lyrica as well.
Avatar f tn I've been on Effexor XR (not the generic.. the generic *****) for about 5-6 years now. I was a lot different 5 years ago though. It was great for the 1st few years, I didn't get down, I was happy however, like a numb happy. I wanted to be numb then though. I now want to feel and have a mind that isn't blah. I feel like Effexor has almost stolen my creativity. The withdrawl from Effexor I hear is terrible. Brain shakes, nausea, episodes of crying, paranoia, anxiety X10.
Avatar n tn My name is Micah and I've been on Effexor XR 150mg for about a year. I'm having some side effects from it and want to get off of it. I was put on it after my divorce, but no longer believe I need it as I've now found someone who makes me very happy and my life is much better. My last does was on Thursday morning and today is Monday. I have been sick since yesterday afternoon.
Avatar f tn I have been on Effexor XR 37.5 mg. for about 3 months now and just found out 3 days ago that i am pregnant. I have called my obgyn and they have suggested to get off the medication completaly with no weaning off. I have a child that is 14 months so i know what pregnancy is like, it's not like this so i beleive it is the side-effects of getting off of Effexor. I'm so dizzy i can not drive, and also having peircing headaches and i am very weak.
Avatar n tn Hello, A while ago I posted a question about weaning off Effexor XR with the hope of trying for a pregnancy. I successfully weaned off it and advised everyone to do this very slowly to minimise the withdrawl symptoms. Then I broke up with my fiance and the return of depression forced me to seek help from a psychiatrist to go back on an antidepressant. The new psychiatrist put me on a new antidepressant ARIMA 300, because he said it was in a different category.