I am considering trying Effexor over the next few weeks. My husband and I are hoping to get pregnant this summer and I discussed with my maternal/fetal specialist the possibility of trying effexor to see if it would make a big difference in my pain (with the hope of me weaning down on some of my methadone and morphine). I have an SCS but am going to have to turn it off for the 1st and 2nd trimester so I am looking for other options. He said if the effexor does not make a big difference in the pain..then he would suggest me simply sticking with the methadone rather than taking both.
Sooo...just wondering, for those of you who take effexor: does it help you significantly?
Also, what types of side-effects have you experienced?
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Post Edited (Danimal) : 5/27/2009 11:56:52 AM (GMT-6)