Hydrocodone and effexor

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Avatar n tn My wife, a 46 year old stay at home mom, has taken antidepressants times 15 years (Effexor now), and about 6 years ago started taking hydrocodone every day for back pain. She has told me that the hydrocodone sometimes makes her feel "out of control" and anxious. Also makes it hard to focus and depresses her sex drive. She has gotten very emotional, angry and tearful when she used up her prescription and had to wait a couple days to refill it.
Avatar f tn I am at a lost as to what to do but I can tell you all that I feel the Hydrocodone is a very nasty toxic dependent drug and hard to take and deal with life. I also know it affects my moods and depression.
Avatar f tn but when i went to dr asking for xanax he gave me a depression test and thats how i found that out...i started out on effexor (diff anti) and i felt so normal that i didnt use for about 6 months...and then i thought i could feel even better so i fell back in the opiate trap..the oxys drove me nuts tho i couldnt stand being without them,much worse than the vics,,but i went on celexa after awhile instead of the effexor...that was making me kind of numb so i wanted a better anti for me..
Avatar m tn So vicoden 5/325 would be 5 mgs of hydrocodone and 325 mgs of tylenol. You should be able to find hydrocodone in India. The alternative would be Percocet which is oxycodone instead of hydrocodone. They both are very similar but the oxycodone is a bit stronger. From what I have read, a 5 mg percocet is equal to a 7.5 mg vicodin.
Avatar m tn I was originally prescribed hydrocodone 10 twice a day for lower back pain 4 years ago. My pain is now pretty well controlled with Alieve. I continue to use hydrocodone/ib 7.5 in the AM and half that pill in the late afternoon but not for pain. My question refers to a moderate depression I've had for years that only 5mg Xanax relieved. My doctor advised against Xanax use except for emergencies. No anti-depressant worked or had severe side effects.
Avatar n tn Thank you for the feedback. I am getting more and more suspicious of tramadol, and inclined to ask my doc about effexor. I am on Cymbalta and welbutrin, and I am afraid that the welbutrin is contributing to this horrid anxiety that is going along with the depression.
Avatar f tn Immediately after surgery, I was on Dilaudid for several weeks. The Dr then put me on hydrocodone and I was on that for several months. The next step was Tramadol. I have been on Tramadol now for a year and a half. I used to take between 300 and 400 mg daily. I loved the energy and the well-being I felt with this drug. I now understand that the drug acts upon the brain much as a Effexor does. My decrease in dosage of Effexor over the last year was being compensated by the T.
Avatar f tn So I have been taking venlafaxine (effexor) 150mg for 3 years now and bupropion (wellbutrin) 150mg for 3 months now and I recently had to go to surgery.I had an ovarian cyst that needed to be drained and my appendix taken out in the same operation. Anyways the doctors prescribed me with hydrocodone (vicodin) 5-325TB , ibuprofen 600mg and Doc-q-lace 100mg and I've taking the hydrocodone, ibuprofen,and doc-q-lace only about four times or less since my surgery on Monday (today is Sunday haha).
Avatar m tn Anybody know why I would have the worst reaction of all reactions after taken just 1 Effexor XL. It was the first day and all. Never on them before. Had to pop an Xanax a few hours later and when I did all hell broke loose inside my whole body. You name it and it seemed to have happened over a 24 hour period. I didn't know where I was. To make matters worse I had no choice but to skip the next 2 Xanax times ( I take 3 a day ) because I was sick as a pig.
Avatar f tn My GP took over and had me on 5 and 10 mg (40 mg a day by mistake) for 3 weeks and then I instantly went back to 5 mg - 3 times a day.. I was horrible changing that fast.. I stayed on that for just a little bit but felt terrible after surgery and needed to get off it.. So I started decreasing and finally went to my GP to finish..It didn't help on the pain..I have been off for 4 days now..But, also I was taking and have been for 20+ years Effexor Xr 150 (l a day) and Xanax (1.
1636357 tn?1300254494 Is it possible that I may have brain zaps indefinitely? They are seriously driving me mad and I am at my wits end...I don't know what to do. I don't want to be a slave to this medication. The only thing I've found that helps is hydrocodone (which I was initially prescribed after falling off of a ladder). Have I traded one evil for another? Is it dangerous to take hydrocodone indefinitely? (I don't exceed the instructed dosage.
190673 tn?1259203266 I have been taking Effexor XR 450mg and Buproprion 450mg for a couple of years. I'm weaning off the Effexor, going onto Pristiq and continuing the Buproprion.
Avatar m tn would not take lexapro and effexor together. for effexor withdrawal i take omega3 fish oil caps twice a day//benadryl as needed for dizzyness\\ b12 sublingualtwice a day\\st. johns wort twice a day// vitamin d3 twice a day ---ibuprofen(motrin) as needed for muscle pain. as far as i am concerned, i will never take a prescription rx. for anxiety and depression again. i also have ptsd. i am sticking to st. johns wort and omega 3 fish oil caps. both will treat depression.
Avatar n tn I switched from effexor to wellbutrin. I had to be on both medications at the same time for a long time because of the effexor withdrawal... it was so hard to come off the effexor, I was at the lowest dose for a very long time, 25mg, because I couldn't get off of it the withdrawal symptoms were too bad for me.
Avatar f tn I take Effexor for depression and forgot to bring it with me on a 3 day getaway with my 2 young boys. My girlfriend who was also there offered me a Xanax for the 8 hr. drive home just in case I lose it (my mind that is). I only took half and it seemed to work great. The drive was a breeze. Today however, I took my usual dosage of Effexor and now I'm feeling extremely detached. Like I just don't care about anything that is happening - good or bad.
Avatar n tn My doctor has suggested that I come off effexor (which i have been on for over 2 years) and start taking Wellbutrin XL. I was to take both of them for 1 week and then stop the effexor and take Wellbutrin only. I have not been feeling very good very tense, anxious, lightheaded and chest pains. I spoke to a pharmasist who suggested stopping the effexor straight away and continuing with the Wellbutrin.
Avatar m tn Hi, I'm 27 yrs old, and have been addicted to hydrocodone and tramadol for the better part of 5 years. It first started with shoulder surgery and continued on recreationally. I had a prescription for tramadol for over 3 years, and it has now run out. I still have access to hydrocodone and tramadol, without a prescription. I'm basically fed up with my whole life and routine revolving around medication. Not to mention, the financial drain due to the addiction.
Avatar m tn I have been weaning of 37.5 mg of Effexor for a week and a half taking it every other day. When can I start taking 25-50mg of 5Htp. Will this be safe to do? The Effexor is driving me crazy (sweating, fatigue, nausea..etc)..
Avatar f tn Do you think the PN was always this bad and reducing the Effexor is allowing the pain and numbness to come through, or do you think the additional issues are side-effects of reducing the Effexor?
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
190673 tn?1259203266 I am quitting effexor (slowly but surely) and am down to 50 mg from 150. The only problem I have is depressed mood which my shrink says is a withdrawal symptom. I plan to be med free as long as I can and if I have to get back on meds ever again (been on them for 11 years continuously) it will be lexapro first because I used to take celexa and it was working better than others. My doctor said if I get too depressed to start lexapro right away. He gave me samples.
1118884 tn?1338592850 It worked really well to stabilise my mood and did not increase my acne. Rosacea and acne are not listed as side effects for Effexor, but are reported by 1% of patients. It is difficult to prove a causal link since acne and rosacea are so common in the general population -the increase in patients using Effexor is not statistically significant. I would recommend Effexor for people suffering from major depression or anxiety.
940358 tn?1245207998 I also was on Effexor and had a incident that my eye got a bump behind the lid and turned purple (The lid ) I also had dark circles under my eyes a few days before this. How much do they really know about the effects of this drug on the general population.Each individual is different. Thanks for any responses. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/519427'>Blindness & Effexor</a>.
Avatar m tn Hm, I dunno. I am going to make an appointment with an endo, because I am coming off the effexor and feeling agitated. But I don't know if that is because I am stopping effexor or becoming hyperthyroid?
Avatar n tn wants me to take Effexor 37.5mg twice daily to help with the hot flashes and mood swings. My concern is that I was previously on Zoloft 50mg. and it gave me real bad headaches raised my blood pressure and sent me on a emergent run to the hsp. emergency room,,I am concerned about starting this medicience that it will cause the same problems or worse. My O.B. says they are different and that I should try the effexor. What does everyone else think?
Avatar f tn s to come off Effexor and see how he goes. As a nurse, I know that many anti-depressants seriously affect libido and sexual function, but haven't wanted to tell him in case it comes across as me not being satisfied with our sex life thus putting more pressure on him.