Effexor Side Effects

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  1. link Oyster
    Effexor intense panic attacks, traumatic stress disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, post traumatic stress, anger issues
    I was scripted this med today, along with Lamotrigine and Seroquel, in an attempt to overcome intense panic attacks, insomnia and anger issues associated with post traumatic stress disorder. I took all three, as prescribed, around 1pm today, and imme - 72% more...
    Oyster- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor
  2. link Skyler
    They should make these doctors take the pills they hand out. They make a lot of $ from the drug companys to hand out these death pills. And I am not exagerrating.
    Skyler- over a year ago
  3. link Quesa45
    Effexor sleep, stages of sleep, muscle fibers, sleep study, pulmonologist
    I have been on Effexor for at least 4 years and am now taking 225mg per day. I was not aware that it is addictive until checking on line. My doctor never told me and I wonder if he was aware. What should I expect when I begin to go off Effexor. It se - 53% more...
    Quesa45- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor
  4. link Ihateeffexor
    I had been on a high dose (300 mgs )of Effexor XR for 11 months. During those 11 months I slept nearly 20 hrs / day. It was not until I started researching Effexor withdrawal did I fully realize the addictiveness and damage this drug was doing to my - 92% more...
    Ihateeffexor- over a year ago
  5. link Lynip
    Effexor function of the brain, serotonin function, drugs work, welbutrin, sex life
    As a retired RN, left me share that effexor literally saved my life, I had tried numerous antidepressants ( prozac nearly killed me after just a few days) and finally I got onto effexor. It is a great drug but you must understand it well, it must be - 77% more...
    Lynip- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor
  6. link Ozgur
    hi people, im on effexor for a year and a half and it really brought me to my old self, but sometimes it gives me ups and downs :(, when i planned to get off effexor it made me so depressed and became more sad and isolated. my social life and my sexu - 33% more...
    Ozgur- over a year ago
  7. link Cartermai
    Effexor sexual side effects, depression index, night sweats, chronic depression, anti depressant
    I've been on Effexor for a year and a half and it's been the best anti-depressant I've ever been on. I have had chronic depression all my life and it's the only one with which I've ever scored a zero whentaking the BEck depression index (and sustaine - 70% more...
    Cartermai- over a year ago - in Effexor
  8. link Joycelee1946_
    when should this be taken
    I was wondering when the best time would be to take this medication. AM or PM. I have only been on it a couple of days. I feel really sleepy and tired after I take it (in the morning) I think I should take this at night, the only thing is that I have - 24% more...
    Joycelee1946_- over a year ago - in Effexor
  9. link Justhappy
    Effexor letting go and letting god, effexor xr, zoloft, meds, prozac
    I was on effexor xr for a few years can't remember how many, didn't have any thing but bad headaches and sweats really bad sweats which I can't stand, until 2008, and thats when I had a stroke that the doctors said could have been caused by the effex - 79% more...
    Justhappy- over a year ago - 3 Replies - in Effexor
  10. link Trinity5seven
    WATCH this video trailer about Big Drug Co.. and find out more for yourself this website will give you some links. http://theeffexoractivist.org/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMX2Z5oy_Zs
    Trinity5seven- over a year ago
  11. link Trinity5seven
    it takes careful time to wean off effexor- and once your off you may experience physical pain and then your doctor will want to give you Lyrica... (unexplainable body pain...?) its a trade off. Lyrica and neurontin have similar components in them, an - 78% more...
    Trinity5seven- over a year ago
  12. link Gretta
    This is what I am hoping for , I have been on effexor for maybe 5 yrs, but had been through many other. , Until my grandaughter was diagnosed with an immune disorder, it was just ok(effexor) but after a year and a half of her very sick and still very - 74% more...
    Gretta- over a year ago
  13. link Mamamay144
    Effexor cold turkey, nutritional supplements, dizziness, nausea, prayers
    Good morning to all, After reading so many of your comments against this drug I decided to go off of it cold turkey while staying on my Nutritional supplements this is day 2 and I am experiencing some dizziness and some nausea but I will not give up - 58% more...
    Mamamay144- over a year ago - in Effexor
  14. link Clpatterson
    Effexor brain shivers, night mares, night sweats, unbelievable night, law suit
    I think it's time we organize a class action law suit against the manufacturer of Effexor. It is highly additive and the side effects are horrendous. I have attempted to get off Effexor several times, but the brain shivers, dizziness, nausea, diarrhe - 66% more...
    Clpatterson- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Effexor
  15. link Trinity5seven
    SO TRUE- they gave me this stuff in 1996 and I stopped being and artist or person.... and my full time hobby was "Thinking" about suicide.. boring, and it gets old your friends drop off one at a time or in droves.... My best friend working - 79% more...
    Trinity5seven- over a year ago
  16. link Gretta
    I understand, I am going through that now, If I can pull through I am never ever taking any meds again . IT SUCKS
    Gretta- over a year ago
  17. link Doug288
    Effexor wyeth, joke folks, time and money, own time, real people
    My life was ruined by Effexor and Wyeth should be held responsible. I need people who are as mad as I am. I went through hell. I'm spending my own time and money on my website to get what will be justice in the end. I am just getting started. Please - 53% more...
    Doug288- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor
  18. link Shewolf
    Hello! Are you still looking to gather people against Effexor? Please get back to me if you are! My life is destroyed too! The long term damage is obvious to me now, and I want to take action! annkelly11@sky.com
    Shewolf- over a year ago
  19. link Aka1947
    Efexor - 37.5mg tablets
    I live in the UK and understand that 37.5mg tablets are to be discontinued thereby reducing dosage flexibility. Have I been misinformed by my local pharmacy? I've been on a satisfactory dose of 112.5mg for some time and would prefer not to go up to 1 - 2% more...
    Aka1947- over a year ago - in Effexor
  20. link 2cu
    Effexor sexual appetite, second guess, memory problems, trouble sleeping, good experience
    I was put on Effexor about 5 years ago at the strength of 75mg and that seemed to be fine, or at least I did not notice any negative side effects, but about 8 months ago I spoke with my doctor and we decided to up it to 150mg... Well, just after that - 87% more...
    2cu- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor
  21. link Melinda7
    I, too, have been on effexor for four years, I went to my onocologist, yesterday complaining of feeling jittery, I have been taking ambein four four years to be able to sleep, as well, feeling manic deppressive, crying so easily the past month. He re - 41% more...
    Melinda7- over a year ago
  22. link Christiancrissy
    PSYCHOTIC REACTIONS
    cAN EFFEXOR OR WELLBUTRIN CAUSE PSYCHOTIC EPISODES OR RECTIONS ESPECIALLY IF NOT TOOK RIGHT , i WAS SOMETIMES TAKING 3 OR 4 A DAY TRYING TO FEEL HAPPY AND HAD A VERY SCARY PSYCHOTIC EPISODE LAST YEAR, TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHICH DRUG CAUSED THIS ALSO - 11% more...
    Christiancrissy- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor
  23. link Peoplegetpeople
    what dosage of effexor and ambien were you taking? i'd say if you were prescribed one a day and you took four, i think it could have some strange reactions.
    Peoplegetpeople- over a year ago
  24. link Peoplegetpeople
    Effexor social anxiety disorder, inattentive adhd, utter despair, ghost rider, severe depression
    I take effexor tabs 150mg for severe depression, ASAD (advanced social anxiety disorder), and partly for inattentive ADHD. I take it once a day and make sure i take it just before bed. Otherwise, within an hour, the immediate side effects are seeming - 88% more...
    Peoplegetpeople- over a year ago - in Effexor
  25. link Adam.rj
    Effexor effexor xr 75mg, third world countries, withdrawal symptoms, depression, mental breakdown
    I was put on Effexor xr 75mg for depression, didnt help much, doctor upped my dose to 150mg per day & all I can say is it has saved my life, I think I must have been depressed my whole life cause I feel so great on this drug, the only side effect - 83% more...
    Adam.rj- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Effexor
  26. link Mcktae
    I know exactly how you feel. Basically everything you have written describes me and my probs to a tee. Though I once tried to come off it - slowly - and I wanted to die, I think my husband and daughters felt the same way. Efexor is helping me. I am o - 62% more...
    Mcktae- over a year ago
  27. link Gudrun8
    Effexor horrible dreams, medication, depression, sleep, antidepressant
    Effexor did work for my depression, but it did give me a lot of side effects. One for instance that was horrible is when I drank alcohol. My friends indicated to me the next day that I became a different person when I drank. The worst was that I coul - 55% more...
    Gudrun8- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Effexor
  28. link Orhankayaalp
    Just like the trance song, "I can’t get no sleep". That is how I feel every night when I get home from work. I do customer service and after 8 hours of listening to idiots scream at me; I usually go home eat watch spike tv and try to go to - 38% more...
    Orhankayaalp- over a year ago
  29. link Lsn1drlnd
    Effexor headache, nautious, medication, psycho therapist, dreams
    I have been taking Effexor for around 2 to 3 years for depression. I am currenty taking two 150 mg at night, though I was told to take one in the morning and one at night... I found it easier to take them both at night. The only side effect I am sure - 95% more...
    Lsn1drlnd- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Effexor
  30. link Stressedmom
    I was taking effexor for almost a year. When my physician increased my dose to 150mg I started experiencing nightsweats. The gradually got worse, to the point I would soak my clothes, sheets and sometimes even my husband. When I contacted my physicia - 80% more...
    Stressedmom- over a year ago
  31. link Blythe007
    Effexor brain buzz, sleep
    I have been taking effexor for about 7 years now. I take 300 mg daily. I have had a very positive experience but would like to say that it is really important to take at the same time daily. On the weekends when I tend to sleep in I have missed takin - 63% more...
    Blythe007- over a year ago - in Effexor
  32. link Vix52
    Effexor ocd symptoms, anti depressants, citilopram, sertraline, 5 months
    Hey there! I have been on Venlafaxine/Effexor for 5 months now and have steadily had my dosage increased (I now take 150mg in the morning and 75mg at night) and I can say that out of all the other antidepressants that I've taken (Prozac, citalopram, - 79% more...
    Vix52- over a year ago - in Effexor