My husband has been on paxil for years now but recently the doc suggested that he try effexor to get a "better bang for the buck!". He took it for a month, initially with really no side effects. Started on 37.5mg, then 2 weeks later 75mg, then 2 weeks later 150mg. Over the last 1.5 weeks he has been getting increasingly frustrated, angry, depressed, even with suicidal thoughts and really short tempered. We went to the doc and he said that he has never hear of these responses to effexor. It was horrible, anything would set him off. Yesterday we decided that maybe if we stopped the effexor that might help. I'll tell you that within 36 hrs from taking his last dose of effexor he felt 75% better!
Does anyone else have similar experiences?