Venlafexine ( Effexor )

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Sashaxx
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   Posted 7/26/2010 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I saw my doctor today, I stopped my Citalopram last week,.... my decision.  Having a trial period without meds.  However it was suggested the next one I try if I need to go back on, is Venlafexine ( Effexor ).  Anyone on this?? ... that can tell me how this helped them? Or any side effects they had. 

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   Posted 7/26/2010 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I took effexor for many years.  No side effects other than it is hard to go off of.  I take pristiq now, only because I can take one pill as apposed to five capsules.  I thought it was a good med.  And even better when I started abilify as a mood stabilizer.  It makes the anti depressants work better. 
 
Good luck if you start effexor.  I hope that it works for you.  Make sure to let us know. 
 
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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 7/26/2010 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
good for depression and anxiety. long shelf life before it poops. mildly sedating. no s/e for me. was on it a real long time, it pooped otherwise a good med. take care, jamie.
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Sashaxx
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   Posted 7/26/2010 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Karen, and Jamie for that. And how are you doing Karen? You have always been so kind in your replys to my posts, Ive never asked how things are with you.... Im sorry.
xx Sasha xx
 
Fear less hope more, whine less breathe more, talk less say more, hate less love more.....and all good things are yours.


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   Posted 7/27/2010 2:26 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah hi ya karen, and sasha, jamie.
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REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.


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   Posted 7/27/2010 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sasha,
 
Thanks for asking.  I had been having a hard time with the heat and humidity.  Hopefully today it wont be bad.  I hope...  The humidity gets to my fibromyalgia.  It makes me very sluggish.  And tired.  But one day at a time.  That is what i tell everybody else, so I am taking my own advice. 
 
I hope you are having a good day today.
 
You too Jamie.
 
Hugs, Karen
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Sashaxx
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   Posted 7/27/2010 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Karen,
I know exactly what you mean.  I have days where I feel sluggish and tired, and just drained!  With me, I don't know if its from my depression or my heart procedure I had a few months ago, making me so tired, but yes one day at a time. And yes, it can be a lot worse in the heat.  It's winter here, I will send you over some of our cool weather :)
And you have a good day too.
 

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   Posted 7/27/2010 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
hang in there karen!! luv, jamie.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.


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   Posted 7/28/2010 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys,
 
We had a thunderstorm last night and it has really cooled off.  I am glad.  Still a little on the humid side, maybe we will get more rain.  I hate complaining about this heat we have had, because I will be wanting it back when winter comes.  We get a lot of snow and cold weather.  One extreme to the other I guess.  But thanks again.  You both are great.
 
Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 7/31/2010 12:56 AM (GMT -7)   
scool  AND SO ARE YOU!!! scool
 
-jamie
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.
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