To all of my friends here at HW. Tho i'm BP2- i often post here on depression (I'm depressed more than hypomanic--& "major depression")---I have a question about Effexor XR. I've been on a very low dose 37.5 mg for about 2 months now & it has helped me a bit (i also take 50 mg of Seroquel at nite)- but here is my question.
My dear wife says I read to many "horror stories" on the computer by people who ---as she put it---probably had bad experiences---saying there are probably millions who have "good experiences". (She's probably right here---but, aside from my present illness-I've always been hypochondriac!)
OK-- here goes---I'd like to hear some experiences of people here who have been on Effexor XR (or just plain Effexor)--for an extended period of time (a year or more)---& who got off it without any terrible side effects. (Or people who are on it presently for a lengthy time.---please, i'd feel much better if i heard from some of you about this----dosage---length of treatment, etc)-----My wife & my pdoc...& pharmacist (a really nice guy, works at hospital where my wife works--)---all say---"take the med--let it do its work & help you."
Looking forward---to some reassuring words(that's what we're here for, right???? I always like when i can help others----it feels nice---hope you can do the same for me)----Blessings---Robert