29 posts tagged with effexor.
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is there such thing as physical side effects from therapy?

Whenever I have a breakthrough in therapy, it seems like it causes weird side effects and I'm not sure if they're serious or not. Please help! [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Dec 1, 2016 - 14 answers

Effexor and sleepiness

Will Effexor XR continue to make me this tired? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Jul 13, 2015 - 8 answers

Do you deal with major depression without drugs?

I've been off Effexor cold turkey for about five days. I think the worst of the withdrawal is over. My doctor's office is not calling me back about refills. Should I keep trying to get some more or should I try to go it alone? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2013 - 22 answers

Managing missed dose of Effexor?

Does anyone have any strategies or OTC medications for dealing with the day after missing a dose of Effexor? [more inside]
posted by en forme de poire on Oct 7, 2013 - 11 answers

CBT headshrinkers in Pittsburgh

Can you offer any recommendations for CBT-centered therapists in and around the Pittsburgh area, ideally east end? I'm looking for a CBT psychologist to provide therapy in conjunction with meds. [more inside]
posted by woolly on May 14, 2013 - 1 answer

Just say yes?

Has anyone used marijuana and experienced its more pleasant effects after many years of staying away from the stuff due to the more unpleasant stuff? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2012 - 19 answers

Can I go back to Effexor?

I was on Effexor (venlafaxine) at a low dose of 50mgs/daily for 6 years. It worked for years until I started to have extreme symptoms of fatigue, short term memory loss, and concentration problems. But I was happier on it, I am very anxious and depressed in winter. I have been off Effexor for 2 years. If I went back, would it work again without the worst side effects?
posted by ElisaOS on Sep 30, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me get to the root of the problem

I'm a man in my early 40s with a full head of hair. In its natural state, my hair is completely gray. So why is it turning orange all of a sudden? [more inside]
posted by Ratio on Jul 20, 2012 - 16 answers

AD withdrawal fun

I abruptly stopped Risperidone, Effexor XR, and Epival all at once and now I'm feeling like garbage. Is there anything I can do to mitigate the feeling like arse? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Oct 20, 2011 - 23 answers

Changed my mind about meds--now what?

My doctor prescribed Effexor, and after filling the prescription--I'm chickening out. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2011 - 26 answers

Love on other drugs?

Is it possible to feel love on antidepressants? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2011 - 38 answers

Help me help myself through college

This weekend I spent time in the hospital for suicidal ideation, anxiety and depression. I wasn't able to make an appointment to see my regular doctor until Thursday. In the meantime I'm still on the (ineffective medication) as well as Ativan. This is not a medical question, rather I need some guidance on how to handle school. [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on Oct 12, 2010 - 20 answers

Given short shrift at visit to the doctor

My husband recently had an appointment with a new doctor, primarily to discuss issues of mild depression and a mystery nodule in his inguinal region. Depression is not chronic or severe, and husband has never sought treatment for it before, but doctor (a) prescribed Effexor + Xanax right off the bat; (b) did not discuss "discontinuation syndrome" or other potential side effects; (c) did not look at the nodule at all. What would you do? [more inside]
posted by SomeTrickPony on Aug 11, 2010 - 16 answers

Please tell me about Effexor.

Please tell me about Effexor. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2010 - 43 answers

Is it okay to take Effexor without its capsule?

Is there any particular reason that Effexor comes in gelatin capsules? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2009 - 10 answers

Blue Pill Blues

Does anyone know any inexpensive methods to obtain Viagra (or an equivalent)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2009 - 21 answers

how do I recover my medication mess...?

I'm supposed to be taking 300mg Effexor XR every day. Except I've been so grumblingly ill this last week and a half that I've not bothered. What's the best way to get myself back up to speed? Impact load or slow tapering? And how slow...?
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2008 - 13 answers

Should I stay or should I go, etc.

As I increase Effexor dosage should I notice increased effectiveness or do we each have a threshold we have to pass before we start to feel anything? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Aug 25, 2008 - 11 answers

Nobody told me when I went on antidepressants that my brain might asplode.

I am getting Brain Zaps from my SNRI (effexor at 150mg) meds and am headachey and I want to get off the meds. Help me figure out how best to proceed... [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Jul 12, 2008 - 21 answers

What are the implications of long-term antidepressant use?

Can anyone share or point me towards anecdotal or scientific information regarding the implications of long-term antidepressant use? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2007 - 10 answers

Will going off of Paxil help me lose the weight I gained while on Paxil?

I gained a lot of weight after going on birth control pills & antidepressants. Will going off these make it easier to lose this weight? [more inside]
posted by dumbledore69 on Oct 13, 2007 - 14 answers

Anti-depressants: alternatives to bupropion (Wellbutrin)?

I'm starting out on anti-depressants. My doctor has prescribed me venlafaxine (Effexor XR), an SNRI. I strongly suspect a dopamine reuptake inhibitor would be better suited for my condition and personality, but sadly, bupropion (Wellbutrin) isn't available as an anti-depressant in my country: only under the name Zyban (as a smoking cessation aid), which is not covered by insurance and hence very expensive. Are there any alternatives I should look into? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2006 - 8 answers

looking for mr. psychopharmaceutical

how do you know when you're on the right antidepressant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 27, 2006 - 27 answers

From Lexapro to Effexor -> Well?

Does anyone on Mefi have anything positive or good to say about the SSRI Effexor?!? [more inside]
posted by punkrockrat on Jun 2, 2006 - 27 answers

Help me! I think I'm losing my mind (literally!)

My dreams and memory loss are starting to get out of control and I'm scared. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2006 - 22 answers

Can getting off my SSRI cause weight gain?

Can going off an SSRI (in this case, EffexorXR) cause me to have an enormous increase in appetite? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 2, 2006 - 13 answers

Tapering off EffexorXR

I've been taking Effexor for at least 5 years. Twice my doctor has tried to wean me off of it, but only horrible side effects happen- I cry, shiver, feel like I'm floating, become irritated, etc. The lowest dose is 37.5 mg. For about a month I was opening it up, dumping about half of the "sand" out, and swallowing the rest like my doctor suggested. I just got worse and worse. Has anyone successfully stopped taking Effexor?
posted by madmath on Jun 18, 2005 - 19 answers

Where do you go from here?

I'm 33. I'm attractive. I earn a good salary. I live in a beautiful apartment. I drive a convertible. I'm intelligent. I've read tons of books. I've travelled a great deal. Women like me. I'm good in bed. I've driven fast cars. I've been an alcoholic. I've abused drugs. I've smoked 20 a day. I've seen shrinks at various points in my life. But still... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2005 - 45 answers

Effexor Alternatives

Does anyone know of an alternative to Effexor (Venlafaxine)? It is not a tricyclic, MAO or a SSRI. (MI) [more inside]
posted by arse_hat on Nov 30, 2004 - 16 answers

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