HOLY MOLY.... 5 pills a day? Wow... I was taking one 37.5 a day and I thought I was having a hard time going off of it. How long have you been taking Effexor? How come the Dr. says you have to take it for the rest of your life? I started on Paxil, but didn't like how it made me feel so they switched me to Effexor and I've been on that for about 2 years. I'm taking it for Menopause because I get mood swings SO BAD.. my poor husband... lol.. But, the weight I've gained has been a real problem for me. I've always been thin, I'm 5'7 and usually weigh around 140 and after taking the Effexor I've gained 30 lbs. Plus, my energy level was down too, I think that was because of the Effexor AND the weight gain... sorta like a double whammy. Anyhow, I have been on Wellbutrin for 3 days and noticed the difference the first day I took it. I am finally feeling hopefull for the first time that I can get off Effexor once and for all and get my body back!
THanks for writing me back~ :)
Diagnosed with U/C January 31st, 2004, IBS on July 21st, 2006
In Remission since December 11th, 07, with no U/C meds at this time! But, I do take:
Xanax .5mg as needed - Effexor 37.5mg. - Culturelle 1x a day
Plus Now I'm on HRT.... ARGH.. menopause.. Estradiol, .5mg 1x a day