my personal effexor warning

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Drew_2007
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   Posted 7/14/2007 3:11 AM (GMT -6)   

 

I have been on effexor since memorial day .  I spent 3 years sitting in my house afraid to go anywhere and all I want to do now is go out!   

 

And I have had no negative side effects, I have had vivid dreams like I have had with Paxil and Zoloft but I don’t consider that a negative.  And I am in the best shape since I was 18, so no weight gain issue here!

 

I hope someone finds this useful!

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Drew,

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Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 7/14/2007 5:25:11 AM (GMT-6)


stkitt
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   Posted 7/14/2007 6:31 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey Drew

Good Morning and I am glad you are doing well on the Effexor. I hope you continue to do well...........and please keep posting your progress.

 


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Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/14/2007 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I troo hope you continue to do well on the effexor and that u do post your progress

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harry4
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   Posted 7/14/2007 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   

if you can find an antidepressant that works for you, and this can take a long search, it will give you a new life and work better than any other meds

keep in mind that everyone reacts differently to antidepressants


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   Posted 7/14/2007 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations. Don't forget to take advantage of this reprieve and work on how you think about life and all that stuff in general! It's a war to be fought on multiple fronts.
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Drew_2007
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   Posted 7/17/2007 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
So its still going great. For the first time in a long, long time I have a real social life. I have made about 8 new friends and am meeting two different girls out this week. LOL It’s not like a hookup thing, but its really cool I feel good being out and people seem to like hanging out with me. It’s like this whole world I have been missing out on.

And the fitness continues. I was 5'9" and 167 before talking effexor. Not I'm 154lbs!! And I’m in really good shape because I lift weight and run every day and enjoy doing it! I feel better than I have in a long time. Of course that just adds to my confidence because I feel good about the shape I'm in and the way I look. Again I don’t want this to sound arrogant but I think a lot of you that have suffered from anxiety and then gotten your life back know how good it feels.

I hope everyone that has anxiety finds a drug or treatment plan that works for them as well as effexor is working for me.

Drew

Howlyncat
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   Posted 7/18/2007 5:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad things are going good for you and you soubd very halthy and fit

I hope you continue on this road to recovery
Post in the "Success Thread " if you will please and keep us in the loop

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stkitt
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   Posted 7/18/2007 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   

Drew

Very happy that all is going well for you, yes this is a success story so please do post in that topic.

It is good to share with the members as it gives them hope and encouragement.

Keep on posting. :)


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pinkbutterfly
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   Posted 7/18/2007 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Drew, great news with your new-found-self! yeah I too, am on Effexor and it has worked well for me too...altho, I don't think quite as well as it has for you. I am not complaining one bit tho. I am finally getting out again after being secluded for what seems like a long time. I enjoy seeing my friends whom I've missed etc...but always happy to get back to the comfort of home. I still deal with the anxiety of leaving the house - but on a much lesser level now. Once I'm out, I do just fine. This is huge accomplishment!!! So my friend, I soooooooooo understand where you are coming from.
 
Congrats! and may you continue in your freedom of joy.
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