Prozac vs effexor xr

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Avatar f tn Not working again anaway!
1325908 tn?1274861128 t really say I ran across it I crashed into it, any body on the anti-depressant Effexor XR PLEASE go to www.fda.gov Put in Effexor XR in the search engine there. Information is there about Effexor XR. I found a pdf on a warning letter. This may not mean anything to you but it tells me that Wyeth tryed to pass this med off as a good medication and now those of us that are on it are having a hell of a time getting off of it.
Avatar m tn If you want to know why it this works, a big part of it is the half-life of the medicine (Effexor is 3 hours vs. Prozac 70 hours....short half life means far worse withdrawal). Second is the receptors that Prozac hits vs Effexor which ends up reversing the withdrawal effect. Then when you finally get off Prozac it just slowly fades away over a 7 day period out of your body without any withdrawal.
Avatar m tn The first time I quit Effexor XR , I did not taper, the doctor switched me to Prozac the next day. I did pretty good,..no real side effects. The second time I went off Effexor w/o being under a doctor's care, I just quit cold turkey...do not try this, it was a really bad experience and I would never do this again. You did not mention how many Mgs. of Effexor you are taking.
Avatar n tn Never rush coming of psych. meds. I'm on Effexor, as Citalopram didn't help.Am on it for life, as I've relapsed several times, only to end up in Psych. Hospital. Consultant insisted that it is in my best interest to remain on Effexor 150 mg as a 'maint. dose. Along with 3.75 mg. of Zopiclone (sleeping tablet) Since I've not quitted Effexor I can't answer your question. Take longer than you are tempted to before you quit.
Avatar n tn I have been on effexor xr 75 for 4 weeks and stopped abruptly. I am now taking prozac 5mg to start and ativan. I am feeling gassy dizzy and have diarrea. this is my second day off and I want to know if there is anything I can take to lessen symptoms. Also very nauseated. took pepto for that. any info would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn I have been on effexor xr for more tha 2 years. Before that I had been on prozac for about 8 years. I have PMS (hormonal) issues that is why they started me on prozac. Anyway, I went from 150 mg 2 months ago to 75 mg because I felt the 150mg was making me have insomnia, I noticed if forgot to take the effor I would sleep better. It has taken me a while to figure this out because I usally take my meds everyday. My question is can you develope side effects after being on effexor xr this long.
Avatar n tn In the past I have found Effexor XR (not venlafaxine) it has no sustained release mechanism like the Effexor XR. Effexor is a more "evergizing" type AD med than many others. Prozac is probaably the most energizing SSRI. You combine Effexor XR and Prozac and your fatuge may lessen a lot. Can't hurt to get a Vitamin B12 shot also. They can do wonders for Cronic fatuge syndrome.
Avatar n tn She put me on Effexor XR. I have been on it two days and I feel very groggy all day. I feel that I am not sleeping well either. Will this go away after I have been on this a couple weeks? I was also conerned about weight gain, I do not want to gain weight on this, I've read that some people have gained weight on Effexor. I used to be on Prozac too but never gained weight on that or Wellbutrin.
Avatar n tn There really is nothing that needs being done about it. It's no secret that SNRI drugs such as Effexor, Pristiq, and Cymbalta do have a higher risk of what is called Discontinuation Syndrome. SSRI's can also be nasty buggers to discontinue. Paxil being one of many. I hear a lot of people complain about antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome, but I never hear then speak of the flip side. I used to take Effexor XR at 300Mgs a day for about 4 years.
Avatar f tn I then took Effexor and later ther Effexor XR. Effexor XR allowed me to live a reasonably normal life raising a child and having a career. For at least 3 years my depression has slowly gotten progressively worse. My counselor and I believe it is time to add an additional medication, possibly welbutrin or change to a different antidepressant. Currently I take 300mg of effexor XR. This is the same level I have taken for the entire time I've used effexor. I would like input and advice.
Avatar f tn I have been on Effexor XR for 5 1/2 years and about 14 days ago I started weaning off them....
Avatar n tn I have been put on 10 mg of prozac to try to get off my 75 mg of Effexor XR. I started the prozac which in the same week I decreased to 37.5 mg to Effexor. The second week I stopped the Effexor and am only taking the 10 mg of prozac. I am having a terrible time with vertigo, ocular symtoms that seem similar to what Nystagmus would be like, I am extremely emotionalm my eyes ache, and I am more unstable than usual (I have limb girdle muscular dystrophy).
Avatar n tn m wondering if maybe Effexor XR is too strong for me and maybe just the regular Effexor would be more suitable? I like the fact that I'm wired and on task all day, but the headaches aren't fun. My therapist says that if cutting my dose down on the Effexor XR resolves the headaches then she has to take me off of it altogether. Do you have any insight on this med, or perhaps suggest something else. I am afraid of staring a med that makes me feel lethargic, I have to be on task.
Avatar m tn I mentioned about switching from Effexor Xr 225mg (which on my own I lowered to 150mg) He said that Effexor XR affects two different areas of the body whereas Zoloft only affects one area. Now he mentioned NOTHING about keep taking the Effexor Xr in lower does while I make hte switch to Zoloft. Am I supposed to just switch right over to Zoloft and discontinue the Effexor Xr??
Avatar n tn Only main problem I see with that switch is that Zoloft only effects Serotonin in the brain, wheras Effexor effects both Serotonin and Norephineperine. Try it, but this lack of norephinepherine from the Zoloft may not be as effective. You do know that they now make a generic form of Effexor XR that is much less expensive than the name brand? Perhaps that would be a more wise choice.
Avatar n tn I have been on Effexor XR 150 mg for 4 years and due to the cost and effect on my libido, I have started withdrawal, first tapered to 75 mg for 30 days, now on 37.5 for 15 days, then everyother day, and to continue till I'm done. Well in talking to my pharmacist she said she has seen violent reactions when people stop suddenly. My mood swings are terrible and I'm suprised my husband hasn't locked me up. I get angry, moody, incredibally sad.
Avatar n tn I just stopped the Effexor XR 37.5mg which I've taken for about 8 months. This is the last anti-depressant I've been taking during the last year. I recently (over a month ago) quit taking Prozac with no problem. What is the best way to withdraw from this drug. I know that if I have depression re-occurance, going back on the med is indicated. My doctor has not suggested I stop the medication although he thought I would have problems from getting off Prozac and did not.
532848 tn?1214345168 t write much, because I recently switched from Effexor XR to Cymbalta and I can barely function. One Pschiatrist (not mine...I'm suffering..
Avatar n tn Not sure but I can tell you that Effexor XR is a wonderful antidepressant, it could be going thru Proazac withdrawal too. Hope you adjust soon.
Avatar n tn I had originally been on Prozac for about two years and it seemed to stop working for me, so my dr. started me on effexor. I started taking low doses of effexor while still on prozac. My dr. increased my effexor dose while tapering off of the prozac. Eventually the prozac was stopped completely and now for the past 18 months, I have been only on effexor(225 mg). I have done well with the effexor. The side effects haven't been that bad on the effexor.
Avatar f tn and At the present time I am on Effexor xr 150mg, Prozac 40 mg as the Dr. was trying to wean me from 225 of the effexor xr and add the prozac. 1 mg of xanax 4 x’s a day, seroquel 150 mg at night. So this was my new medication line up after switching psych drs. after 10 years. need a new beginning. not feeling good. So this is what she added in. I am a homembody and fear the everyday so it was hard to get to some appts. what she was aware of in the beginning and after i missed 3 appt.
Avatar n tn I am trying to come off my meds (wellbutrin xl 150 and effexor xr 75) as I would like to become pregnant this year. All my Dr.s say I need to come off the meds. My DR. has me taking my wellbutrin 150 mg once every 3 days and had me take 1 37.5 mg of the effexor for 5 days and no more effexor just wellbutrin. I am feeling tired, nausea and headaches I asume due to no effexor. Should I have been prescribed the effexor diffrently?
Avatar m tn THE REASON HE GAVE THE PROZAC TO OFFSET THE EFFEXOR SIDE EFFECTS IS BECAUSE PROZAC HAS A MUCH LONGER HALF LIFE THAN EFFEXOR. THE SEROTONIN IN YOUR BRAIN STAYS MORE STABLE WITH THE PROZAC IN YOUR SYSTEM, AS THE DRUGS GRADUALLY COMES OFF YOU ARE ABLE TO SLOWLY WEAN OFF. I HOPE THIS HELPED, PLEASE SPEAD THE WORD TO OTHER PEOPLE TAKING EFFEXOR TO TAKE THE 10MG OF PROZAC IT ACTUALLY HELPED.
Avatar n tn I was taking effexor xr for about 4 months getting all the way up to 300mg a day. I just found out I am pregnant and me being the anxious person I am, refuse to take anything while pregnant. I stopped effexor cold turkey 3 days ago and the withdrawal is HORRIBLE. Like nothing I have ever experienced. I am crying, jittery, dizzy, my equilibrium is off, etc. Does anyone know how long this withdrawal will last before I start to feel like myself again?