effexor XL versus effexor

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   Posted 4/24/2007 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Last week I ran out of my effexor 75 mg XL capsules. I currently take 112.5mg daily (1 x 75XL capsule and 1 x 37.5 tablet. I just switched the 75 XL for 2 x 37.5 tablets. Within a day i could feel the effects. I had been very settled on my dose but suddenly became very tense and unable to relax and not coping as well as previously. After 4 days I went back onto my usual meds, am better but not completely there yet. It is frightening to think this could happen simply using different forms of the same drug! Has this happened to anyone else?

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   Posted 4/24/2007 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes I think you could notice a diference in switching from XL to mutiple dosing,

Pleae check with your P-doc and see what he/she thinks. If you preferred the XL than share this with your physician.

Good Luck getting your meds straightened out.
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   Posted 4/24/2007 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Twopeople, I am sorry you had such a response!  That is most terrible.  I take Effexor XR and am doing well on it now...dread the day I may have to change or come off of it but anyway....I really wouldnt recommend changing your dosage or the kind of caps that your taking with this medicaiton at all.  I know when I even miss a days dose I can really feel the side effects the very next day, it isnt pretty.  If your wanting to change meds or go off the medication then please do consult your prescribing physician about this and let them help you wean off safely as doing this on your own can be very dangerous.  Otherwise, you may just want to caulk this up to a learning experiance and know that you shouldnt mess with your meds like that. :-)    Take care

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