my dr has put me on Buspar. I am currently on 15 mgs/day. I also take a bit of clonazapam. Effexor was awful for me, totally messed with my sleep and disgestive system, and it extremely hard to get off of. I 've been off of it since last august and am still not feeling the same. Hope it works better for you. It does work good for my hubby.
you can google Lucinda Bassett, she has a great program out that I will be starting.
dx: fibromyalgia, IBS-C,Myofacial Pain Syndrome, Chronic Headaches, hypothyroidism,anemia, insomnia,mild depression.
Clonazapam .25mgs, Oxy IR 2.5-3xs/day 5 mgs at bedtime, Synthroid, Zopiclone, flexeril or baclafen,tapering off L-tryptophan, starting Buspar :X
Supplements: Licorcise extract, Seriphos, professional vit/mineral, magnesium/malic acid, B#5, probiotic, Ester C, P5P[B6 supplement]
Daughter Jerica 17, Dx: Crohn's, Imuran 150 mgs, amitriptyline 20mgs, lactaid pills, calcium 1000 mgs/day. Forvia, waiting for first Remicade infusion
Husband with treatment resistant depression Effexor-900mgs