Venlafaxine for depression

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Avatar f tn Hi, I have been taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>venlafaxine</span> for the past 2 years. The worst of the anxiety side effects occurred in the first week when I was started on a dose of 37.5 mg. You have to start on this dose and then work your way up until you and your doc find the right dose for you. I now take 75mg. Once I got started on the 75mg the second week, the anxiety began to decrease and I began to progessively have some better times of day, then days, and then weeks, etc.
Avatar n tn My doctor has prescribed venlafaxine for depression \.
Avatar n tn i am on 450 mgs <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>venlafaxine</span>, 150mg quatipine at night and have prn 3x .25 quatipine during the day. venlafaxine isn't working anymore. I have been given 2 options.. option 1. taper very slowly over a very long period of time and take other meds to stablize me, option 2. go back to the psych ward and under supervision come off venlafaxine which then is going to be replaced by another anti dep.
Avatar f tn I wouldn't recomend Effexor for someone that is suffering only Anxiety dissorder without moderate to severe depression, but Effexor while primarily for depression also helps a lot for people that have generalized anxiety with depression. I took Effexor for 4 years before it stopped working for me, but during those for years it did a very good job of controling my Depression as well as my Anxiety and panic attacks. So for me it worked when other meds like Zoloft stopped working.
Avatar f tn Effexor, or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>venlafaxine</span> is supposed to be for both anxiety and depression. For me, I'll say it did help with anxiety, but did absolutely nothing for depression, and as I said before it made me sweat like crazy. And withdrawal was awful. If I were you, I would speak to your doctor and see what other options you have. If he says "none" he is a money grubber and you should find someone else.
Avatar f tn venlafaxine is usually given for anxiety and panic disorders, social phobias and for depression. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>venlafaxine</span> actually increases ocular pressure. In your case it may have been prescribed to combat the neurpathic pain. However, if you are on venlafaxine, then ocular pressure needs to be constantly monitored. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
Avatar f tn I just found out a friend has been on the medicine <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>venlafaxine</span> for the highest dosage and his psychiatrist put him on abilify too recently. What does this imply? He has schizophrenia? He's a psycho? Any thought would be appreciated!
Avatar n tn Nevertheless, some continue to need drugs, since psycotherapy can't do miracles. for those that think depression is something for life and that AD medication is the solution open your eyes. Stop. Think. React. still depressed? try to subject yourself to vagal nerve electrostimulation.
Avatar f tn Besides the two meds you've mentioned, have you ever taken anything else for your depression? Ever tried an SSRI AD, like Zoloft, Lexapro, Prozac? If so, what did you take, for how long, and what kind of experience did you have? Did you have any success? I wouldn't get too stuck on asking your doctor about a particular med, because everyone is different, what works for one person may not work for the next.
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 n tn I was on 150mg for 14 years and had tried several times to come off this antidepressant, without success. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>venlafaxine</span> really helped my depression and anxiety, however it has some nasty side effects and is VERY difficult to get off. Although I've been off the drug for a couple of months, I still feel pretty rough most days. I feel exhausted much of the time and have very little motivation and drive. Does anyone know if this might be due to withdrawal from venlafaxine?
929549 tn?1266444620 i have been on 225mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>venlafaxine</span> for nearly 3yrs now. I dont find that the tablets help my depression at all and i would like to try someting else. However i have already tried most anti-depressants and anxiety tablets with little results. Is there any new medications that i could try? Also for the last few weeks i have started to get withdrawal symptoms although i have taken the correct dosage everyday. I have in the past ran out of my meds and been very ill as a result.
Avatar f tn I am 73 years old and have been on anti depressants for 20+ years, and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>venlafaxine</span> twice. Once for 5 years, but I was silly and stopped it cold turkey. I was fine after 2 weeks, but depression came back after 1 year. So I went back on it again for 4 years, and as I say, have just withdrawn from it. This time, because I did it really, really slowly, I have been fine. I think your problem is you withdrew too fast.
Avatar n tn I took in in the beginning for postpartum depression(14yrs ago) and then anxiety..
Avatar m tn Hello, i wanted some advice on withdrawal from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>venlafaxine</span> and if you can recommend and way that is useful to minimise the withdrawal symptoms other than the obvious slow reduction in dose. I am currently taking 75mg modified release down from 150mg and i am not experiencing the withdrawal however i fear that when i go down to 37.5mg i will .
Avatar n tn After suffering from depression for about 9 years, I recently had another episode and my medication of 2 years at the time (Seroxat) stopped working. I was then put on Citalopram (another SSRI) and Propranolol. Citalopram dissagreed with my stomach causing abdominal pains and diahorrea. They switched the Citalopram ro Zispin (Mirtazapine) which zombified me completely, and I had to come of off these after only three days.
Avatar f tn This is meant for people whose primary problem is depression. Now, that doesn't mean it never works for anxiety, but ssris or tricyclics would normally be tried first for this problem, not snris.
Avatar f tn Saw neurologist today who said there was a small palsy there probably brought in by fatigue. He said steriods wouldn't be useful and prescribed me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>venlafaxine</span> for the fatigue. Upon reading dosage, instructions etc it looks like it is precribed for anxiety and deepression. Has anyone else been prescribed this for any other reason? I am not depressed or anxious but very fatigued...... Sharon.
20184324 tn?1499260045 I've been taking Vanlafaxine for several months now for my anxiety and depression, it's working ok, but I've noticed a considerable weight gain. I've always been a slender person and gaining weight has actually been difficult for me, so I'm surprised that I'm suddenly a couple of dress sizes bigger.
Avatar f tn I have MS and I'm on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>venlafaxine</span>, but for pre-existing depression. I can't really speak to it in the context it's been prescribed for you, but I do recommend a slow titration of the dose. I remember starting out and getting pretty nauseous on 75mg. The reduced me to 37.5mg and then slowly raised it to the 112.5mg I've been on for a few years now.
Avatar f tn I have had globus and chronic pharyngitis for about a year, I don't smoke, have a relatively healthy diet and I had a barium swallow everything came back fine, the only thing that has changed in that year is my medication I am taking venlafaxine. Could my globus and chronic pharyngitis be a side effect of my medication..?
Avatar f tn For the month of June I was on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>venlafaxine</span> for my anxiety and depression, if any one has taken it before they will understand why I couldn't deal with it and was taken off it. Since then I have not been on any medication, but my anxiety hasn't been around like it used to. It used to be so bad it would interfere with my life, now it seems to have been replaced by depersonalization. I understand depersonalization is a side effect of venlafaxine, but can it cause it?
Avatar f tn Hi- I am on 225 mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>venlafaxine</span> for POTS. I haven't noticed any reduction of my POTS symptoms, but I haven't had any obvious side effects so I have stayed on it in hopes that I will find an addition drug/supplement that may work with the venlafaxine to reduce my fatigue and other POTS symptoms. I want to warn you, though, that getting on venlafaxine is not too hard, but getting off of it is very difficult.
Avatar f tn i have been taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>venlafaxine</span> for several months. i went off of it two weeks ago because i've been having severe nausea. the nausea is still there but i rarely sleep more than 4 hours a night. i'm supposed to call my doctor this coming tuesday to have another anti-depressant prescibed. i don't know what to do. the nausea is intollerable, but i'm exhausted sleeping so little. i'd appreciate any suggestions.
Avatar m tn Hi I really feel for you I was on effexor 150 mg's for 9 years. If you want my honest opinion no ammount of meds will give you back your personality i lost I years of my life on these meds I lost the bubbly fun me too. I came off cold turkey off effexor and i wouldn't advise it, it was the dr's fault but do you know what i look upon it as divine intervention, I'm sure my dad would have a part to play.
Avatar f tn i so hoping by Friday I feel some relief iv had my last 100mg of sertraline today as it's been hell for me on it I just hope the 37.
540093 tn?1279825434 I am on 150mg of Effexor (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>venlafaxine</span>) and have been for a number of years. I take one tablet with my breakfast. My sleep is not too bad. Perhaps it would be better if you took your medication all in one in the morning, and see how you go.
Avatar m tn I am 16, and I have been suffering depression, it may have been bipolar depression for a couple years now. It really just started off as being moderately harassed ( mainly verbally ), for nonstop 2 years about the way my voice sounded, ( I had my tonsils removed which seemed to help ), my appearance, and how "retarded" I was. I soon became depressed from all of that and then started to question myself at around age 14-15.
Avatar m tn Thank you for the valuable information. I was on 75 mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>venlafaxine</span> and probably the smallest dose of mirtazapine. i have been off cold turkey for two weeks, found some helpful vitamins from a website called Neuro Genetic Solutions so hopefully they will help with the anxiety. I was doing ok until this weekend and now am riddled with tremors and extreme panicky feelings. I just got the vitamins so I will start taking them asap. I have been on SSRI's since I was 16 years old and am now 29.