Venlafaxine and ocd

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Avatar m tn What medication are you taking and what is the dosage (how much are you taking per day)? There are a number of different medications that can help with OCD and because everyone is different, some medications are more effective for some people than others. What country are you from? Did you get your medication from a regular doctor or from a psychiatrist (a mental disorder specialist)? Part of getting over OCD is having someone you can talk to about it.
1056851 tn?1318724578 Hi Mustang, I was on a course of this 7 years ago for depression and anxiety-related issues (I have had OCD since I can remember and it gets more intense if I become depressed). It was very effective after some time but I remember that the side-effect for me of nausea and vertigo a short while after taking the tablet was horrific as it lasted up to an hour at a time. However, the positive was that it kept improving and it went all together after 3 weeks or so.
Avatar m tn okay, So i just got my prescription for vanlafaxine, i'm nervous about taking it though. I've always been afraid to take new medicines, and this one is an SNRI as opposed to a SSRI which I was taking I believe. whats the difference? should I worry? and is it safe to take the vanlafaxine so soon after stopping the citalapram? i just took my last citalapram yesterday around this time. Anyways, i'm nervous, any advice?
Avatar n tn He put me on Venlafaxine (Effexor) 37.5 mg and increased to 75 mg. But this didn't help and I still woke up tired. I also got dreams in the night which didn't help. Then I saw another doctor who tried out SSRI's but didn't work. Then I was put onto Amitriptyline (Elavil). This helped my sleep. It was wonderful. then I developed OCD symptoms. Earlier I had mild OCD but now it became pronounced.
Avatar n tn He put me on Venlafaxine (Effexor) 37.5 mg and increased to 75 mg. But this didn't help and I still woke up tired. I also got dreams in the night which didn't help. Then I saw another doctor who tried out SSRI's but didn't work. Then I was put onto Amitriptyline (Elavil). This helped my sleep. It was wonderful. then I developed OCD symptoms. Earlier I had mild OCD but now it became pronounced.
Avatar f tn I have a diagnosis of OCD due to a history of obsessions, and countinual counting in my head, and touching things. Mostly my OCD is 'internal', so people don't notice unless I'm somewhere that makes me very anxious. However, the numbers/counting/touching are now 'externalising' more, and people are noticing. I feel I need to touch and count my elbows a lot, and sometimes have massive urges to touch other peoples (which i try my best not to do unless I know them very well!
Avatar m tn Hello and thank you for your time. I have a long history of OCD/Depression. It all started when I started college, back in 2004. I had so much expectations from my family... that I would be the best student and would get a great job and so on... Well, I decided (or maybe my father decided) that I would go for a Computer Science degree. I live in Brazil, and here the best universities are public. They are also the hardest to enter and you have to do a long test to be approved.
2102085 tn?1350870245 I may attribute this to my OCD... I am diagnosed with OCD and GAD and have a history of some pretty nasty panic attacks. I also have been very nauseous, and have gained weight... weird symptoms just all over the map! Does anyone else deal with this? I don't know what to do about this, I am at my wits end! I start my clinicals for nursing in 3 weeks and need to get better! I am currently on 10mg of Lexapro and Portia birth control.
Avatar n tn I found out many years later that my mom actually has mild OCD (the obsessions only) and her aunt had severe OCD. So I hope you don't feel alone in your OCD and I hope there is someone else out there who, if they have it, responds. It really isn't all that uncommon. Good luck to you.
6207205 tn?1389776918 And ask your dr. about trying a therapuetic level of Paxil since you apparently haven't yet, so no wonder you worry if it isn't helping. And it goes without saying that you must take the full dosages and not just off and on for it to have a positive effect.
Avatar f tn So I am reading this really interesting book called Surviving Suboxone treatment and Withdrawals: Personal Experiences & Stories. One of the patients in the book spoke to a Doctor (not a sub Dr.) and was told that she was not going through Suboxone withdrawal alone, but 3 disorders at once, because of the Suboxone w/d The first disorder he spoke of is Depersonalization Disorder, below is the definition: Depersonalization Disorder is said to be a side effect of the Naloxone in Suboxone.
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 f tn These medications are also used to treat Trichotillomania and OCD and include clomipramine, fluoxetine (prozac), sertraline, paroxetine, fluvoxamine, citalopram, escitalopram, nefazodone and venlafaxine. These new generation antidepressants - the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors - are really safe. I'm on them myself. You can also try some behaviour therapy like habit reversal training and with Exposure and Response Prevention which some nail biters find helpful. Hope that helps!
Avatar n tn This pain would intensify which would cause me to wince in pain and then release and then repeat all over again every 5-10 seconds for about a minute. This pain did not radiate anywhere but only within a specific point. Then this same stabbing sensation occurred half way up to the first knuckle of my right middle finger about 30 minutes later. Then immediately following this finger pain I felt pain in my right foot at the joint of my middle toe.
19261846 tn?1474821783 Grass House Dust CONSISTENT PILLS Sertraline and then changed to Venlafaxine due to the sweating, nightmares and excessive weight gain Disapaigm [panic attacks as needed] Probiotics Birth Control - Celeste *It's important to note that I loop my pills, only getting my period once every 4 - 6 months. Some doctors think it's Cushing's Syndrome and I'm currently being tested. Open to all suggestions / ideas!
401095 tn?1351395370 The antidepressants clomipramine (Anafranil) and venlafaxine (Effexor) also help obsessions. The FDA approved Prozac, Luvox and Anafranil as medications beneficial for OCD. The anti-obsessional benefits of any of these medications may not be fully apparent until 5 to 10 weeks after treatment starts. Imipramine, and alprazolam and the mild tranquilizer buspirone (BuSpar) also show some indications of being useful for certain individuals.
Avatar f tn My name is Devon and I've been diagnosed with Bi polar 2, panic and anxiety disorder and ocd. I've been doing great lately until abouta week ago when I woke up one morning ( still feeling fine ) and had 4 cups of coffee throughout the morning. I ate and then decided to do a work out... During the workout I was feeling really weak so I stopped half way through and called it a day for that. I took a bath and my feelings of my body being weak just got worse.
1565754 tn?1295482382 Ive read the leaflet on these and they seem to be targeted at people with OCD and panic disorders and social anxiety disorders as well as depression. so im hoping that when these new pills start to kick in i will feel a tad more hopeful. i agree with you mammo that im not really accomplishing much with this therapist, my doctor also said this the other day. My next step is to go to a self help group where i can meet other anxiety sufferers.
Avatar m tn I'll just make this as accurate as possible. I am very nervous and anxious of having schizophrenia. My father was diagnosed with the disorder and it appears to have come from Post-Traumatic stress disorder from the his experiences during war. I personally believe I may have started to develop schizophrenia through PTSD as I have experienced sexual abuse during my childhood and saw my father be violent to my mother (I am 19, soon 20). The symptoms I feel myself are very odd.
Avatar f tn Hi Insidescoop1, Thanks for your comment - it was very interesting to read about your experience. I definitely do have anxiety issues (and OCD) and can get extremely worried on top of my frequent periods of generalised/background anxiety, but the symptoms rarely if ever happen when I'm consciously anxious, so my thinking has been, "If it doesn't happen when I'm extremely worked up, but does happen apparently randomly, how can it be caused by anxiety?" But I don't know.
Avatar m tn I have OCD and I take it and it works well. Yes my doctor was wondering if it would work for me and it does. From how-stuff works: Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI) These drugs were introduced in the mid-1990s and block the reuptake of both serotonin and norepinephrine by binding to the transporters of these neurotransmitters on the presynaptic cell.
Avatar f tn Hi. I have taken Effexor (Venlafaxine) for depression caused by acne and I have also recovered from an eating disorder. I highly recommend this medicine for relieving depression, obsessive behavior and suicidal thoughts. It is not a good idea to stop taking anti-depressants suddenly as this will often result in the problems returning. It is not a good idea for you to take Accutane at the moment.
2102085 tn?1350870245 I continued the Venlafaxine for another two days, but my brain felt very odd and I felt nauseous so I stopped taking it on a Tuesday, just to see if the Venlafaxine was the culprit. Wednesday night, I started to lose my vision in and out, sweating, heart palpitations, brain zaps, and the worst hot flashes I've ever felt. I also had an extreme sense of doom and need to escape. I went to the ER, who told me I was having adverse effects from my Venlafaxine.
Avatar f tn She has a tendency to get upset over minor things, and create rifts between herself and others. The most recent and ongoing episode has been my request to be called by a different name and set of pronouns because of my gender identity. She took this as a personal attack and stated that she had to protect her children from me and my problem. More than being offended, I hurt for her. Our mom has tried to reason with her, which has resulted in my sister unfriending and blocking my mom on Facebook.
Avatar f tn As for educating family members and friends and society at large as to what the experience is like and helping to reduce stigma and discrimination groups like NAMI are very helpful in that regard.
Avatar m tn But, if this theory is correct, it is the reason behind my apparently compulsive creativity and writing. Combined with my OCD and some of the other mental disorders that I suffer from and which I have written about in this account--like PTSD--my BPD produces, results in a somewhat fanatical edge to my present life experience. My poor wife has to deal with me and it is not easy for her.
Avatar m tn This 75,000 word statement deals only tangentially with the OCD and OCPD behaviour in my life. 3.8.1 Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by either obsessions (recurrent or persistent unwanted thoughts, images or impulses) or compulsions (repetitive behaviours or mental acts often performed to relieve anxiety or distress). The obsessions and compulsions of OCD cause significant distress to the afflicted individual. In my case the distress is minimal.
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Avatar m tn The negative effects may rear their ugly heads, yet again at some future time but, for now, I can put this account to bed. I have to thank my psychiatrist for his skills and expertise and the medications and consultations that are part of modern psychopharmacology and psychiatry for this progress—in the main.
Avatar m tn The human face of disaster and the understanding of human strengths and resilience alongside the protection of, and care for, those suffering profound trauma and grief are central issues. These tests, disasters and crises will continue in the decades ahead as the tempest afflicting society continues seemingly unabated. There are now available, though, a burgeoning range of resources in today’s print and electronic media to help people understand this complex field of mental health.