Venlafaxine not working

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Avatar n tn 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. i chose option 2 as i will be able to get meds faster if i tip out completly, i'll let ya know how it goes like in another couple months.
Avatar n tn ) But my doctor says as long as I don't miss to often he wants to keep me on it because he has had so many good results with it. When I take it like I should, everyday not missing, I am pretty good about not being depressed, but my doctor just recently re-diagnosed (spelling) me as Bipolar - manic depressive. Now he has added Depakote 150mg to see if that helps with the mania I have been having. I have only been taking it for 2 weeks, I still have mild side effects.
1056851 tn?1318724578 not many taking this I see
Avatar n tn came off venlalic / venlafaxine xl a few days ago after droping down to 37.5mg. I am starting to get really bad headaches that are like migranes and whenever i move my eyes i get an odd sensation throughout my body. I was wondering if there was anything i can do to stop this and if not how long will it last ?
Avatar f tn Evidently Amatriptaline can contribute to high pressure in eyes. Was put on Venlafaxine. I do not have depression issues, was strictly put on these meds for my headaches. Has anyone used this drug for this purpose and how is it working? I worry about getting my headaches back as they were so severe I could not function anymore with them.
Avatar f tn I withdrew from Venlafaxine last year over 10 months so I did not get any withdrawals. Has to be done very, very slowly. There are a lot of posts on this subject as most people find it a difficult anti depressant to withdraw from. I did do it cold turkey once before, and experienced what you are feeling now. It will get better. Lots of people have different ways of dealing with the withdrawal symptoms. Hopefully you will gradually feel better.
Avatar m tn Since the prozac 'pooped out' on me then i've been on somewhat of the meds roundabout with nothing working like it & seroxat once did, meanwhile time goes on and i become increasingly removed from friends etc owing to myself not having 'my spark' which i think made me good company to be around without blowing my own trumpet!
Avatar f tn I can't remember the last time I've gone a whole day without having a panic attack. My doctor recently put me on 75mg Venlafaxine and I now wake up in the middle of the night (I tak my meds in the morning) in a panic. I'd like to know if this is normal? And if Venlafaxine really helps with anxiety? I've been on other antidepressant that claim to help with anxiety as well and they just made me feel numb.
Avatar m tn Hi, been on Venlafaxine 75mg timed release tablets for about two years. I have waited til the spring to try to come off as it's sunnier and better time of year to do it. Had mild depression for two years and then had some nasty panic attacks when I moved house two years ago. In the UK we have the normal tablet and then the timed release tablet. I am trying to come off by using the 37.5mg timed release in the morning then the 37.5mg normal tablet with 10% (7.
Avatar m tn I stopped taking Venlafaxine and Mirtazipine on Tuesday, almost a week ago. Because these drugs are not helping me and actually enhancing my ADD issues and i am trying to go through law school. I have suffered from the withdrawal effects of rapid bodily temperature change, adrenaline rushes affecting mood, sobbing at the end of the day, nausea, shaking, body aches, rapid mood changes, random anger outbursts, and random itching everywhere as if my whole body was on fire.
948486 tn?1245941580 I've been on EFFEXOR for about 6 yrs now I guess. I still take the low dose, I'm very senistive to meds and didn't want to incre. to higher dose. At first I got alittle dizzy but not bad. For me it seems to work good, keeps my mood level and my pain is barable for the most part. I was also told by another works good for menopauls.Hope it helps you if I can help in anyway please feelfree to send me a note.
Avatar f tn Don't settle for Venlafaxine! It's NOT the same as Effexor, and not helpful. My experience is exactly the same as yours. I just have to tell my doctor to include "No Substitution" on the prescription to get the name brand. If , your insurance is the issue, ask him or her to write an exception letter -- you could write it for them -- they just have to verify that the Venlafaxine isn't working, exactly why, and they will usually authorize the exception for a year or more.
1267303 tn?1270635340 Normally they say it takes a week to start working but not for me it didn't, it actually started working about 20 minutes after taking my first dose. I haven't felt this good in ages, My mind is clear, no intrusive or distracting thoughts, I'm more Alert, & my senses have increased, increased sense of sound/volume, increased sense of smell & taste, increased sense of touch & awareness, and the best of all I'm more confident in what I say & do.
Avatar f tn Augment your Prozac with another medication It sounds as though the Prozac is having an effect - just not the effect that you wanted. What you describe as the reduction in agitation and irritability and a sense of apathy sounds like the effect that is characteristic of increased serotonin activity.
Avatar f tn I find I am okay with these meds, although not sure if we do need to tweak them or not, I was diagnosed 18 months ago with Bipolar II, and although given the diagnosis and meds to go on (I had been trying for years to figure out what the problem was, and had been on many medications for depression), I was never really told anything about bipolar, or what to expect, what things may happen etc. So This forum is great!
Avatar m tn TEVA is currently under its second investigation by the FDA after reports of their generic for Wellbutrin XL "not working properly." I didn't know Effexor had a generic already. I was taking this until December 2009, and I was getting the brand name only- for 37.5, 75, and 150 mg capsules. You really would have to try both to see if one truly works best for you.
Avatar m tn All my anxieties and panics have gone, along with the depression. I know not everybody gets the same benefit as me from Effexor. I also do not know if there is much difference in the original, and the generic form. I may have felt just as well on the generic. I do know that because I have been well on Effexor in the past, I am relieved I am on it now.
Avatar n tn I have been taking Effexor XR and Wellbutrin at max doses for a year, and my depression and anxiety are not controlled. I was put on Serequil for a couple of months and did not like the effects at all and I am now off of the Serequil. ANY SUGGESTIONS? I am not doing good at all.
Avatar f tn My primary doctor said it is nothing to worry about since it isn't too high... it is not a fever... but it is really annoying and uncomfortable and I can't possibly be the only one who has this problem??? Clearly something is differnt than before or not functioning as well... what could it be???
2107676 tn?1388977459 Today I am still battling my addiction and while I haven't let my friends back in, I am working on my family. I have spent a year with the help of my doctor trying to find non narcotic pain relief for my fibromyalgia. Lyrica, gabapentin, some names I can't remember but it involved going off my AD's, tapering off Lyrica and then adding new pills. All the while, feeling so sick from the withdrawal from each and every new med that I tried.
Avatar m tn After several months of the generic Venlafaxine, I started back on the name brand Effexor XR. In the morning all the anxiety I've been feeling for weeks just melted away. The muscle tension in my neck, shoulders, and chest went away. We'll see if my BP goes back down. This afternoon I feel a little more anxious than this morning, but it is not terrible.
242516 tn?1368227505 A fascinating research study was published today by Irving Kirsch of the University of Hull, questioning whether or not 4 popular antidepressants are any better than placebo, and found that they weren't any better. Here's the study:
Avatar f tn q6 has not helped with high HR on waking up and/or high HR during the morning. I had my highest HR so far (seated, 141), so not really working. Since my BPs have been much higher since I started the Venlafaxine, and I want to give it a go, will resume the old dosage 10mg 3X day.
Avatar m tn It may take 6 to 8 weeks or longer for you to feel the full benefit of this medication. Continue to take venlafaxine even if you feel well. Do not stop taking venlafaxine without talking to your doctor. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually.
Avatar n tn I live in ohio so it gets very icy in the winter and i prefer not to take my son out more than i have to. I did explain to him that I did not think that the meds were working as well...., which is when he went off on his little tirade about how i must be out and blah blah blah... honestly im just sick of doctors. Anyone who takes medication on a regular basis and who has severe pain gets their meds filled atleast a day before they are going to run out.
401095 tn?1351395370 she coulda possibly been on the floor for many hours..I am worried she will not live was a wake up call..even thos she is my friend she is not honest with me about her drug use..nor is she with her dtr we were at a loss to say what she took..and she has been dwelling on suicide as of late......they think it was an SSRI overdose as she had zoloft...but there were still some left..she is a nurse and often ssris will not kill u only make u a vegetable..
1180944 tn?1270825336 He doubled my dose of celexa... and due to me being pissed at him, and the meds not working, then next week i ended up quitting and taking effexor again (venlafaxine) I was on it all last year and felt amazing. i quit it because i thought i was cured. since quitting he's put me on welbutrin, and celexa... both which made me feel insane. Im done with my doctor. self subscribed meds are fine with me. i have enough 75MG for a couple months at least.
524224 tn?1271971368 Does anyone know for sure if Valium interrupts REM cycles or does anything unexpected of a basic benzodiazepine? (I'm aware it's an antianxiety med and not a sleeping tablet).
Avatar n tn Many people taking Venlafaxine (Effexor, Efexor) experience none of these side effects. Please consult a physician about any unusual symptoms.
Avatar n tn Sudden withdrawal from venlafaxine can lead to the withdrawal symptoms you describe. It should not be discontinued suddenly, instead he should go down to 37.5mg for a time before coming off it. Or, his doctor might consider changing him to a different anti-depressant without as many withdrawal symptoms,(Prozac, citalopram ?) then coming off that. Venlafaxine (Exeffor) is usually prescribed for major depression, in emergencies, or when other anti-depressants have been ineffective.