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what are the signs and symptoms effexor is not working

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
20 years experience in Psychiatry
Effexor (venlafaxine) Ineffective?: It depends upon: what it was prescribed for, how long you've been on it, and how big a dose you're on. If given for anxiety and depression, those diso ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Variable: There is a broad range of symptoms, usual ones being visual problems, numbness, tingling and weakness. You may consult this site for more information ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience in Neurology
Symptoms can be: Vague: painful blindness, odd sensations of the body, weakness, bowel/bladder changes, etc. However, i could make an endless list of other medical di ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pacita David
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Same symptoms: Usually, when pt experiences what appears to be a "plateau" in response to antidepressants, it could be that the medication needs adjustment. This is ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Effexor (venlafaxine): Effexor (venlafaxine) is safe up to 450 mg/day. Most people end up on about 150 mg/day. Any dose above 150 also helps with anxiety.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Seek CBT therapy: I hope you can find a good CBT therapist that you feel good with to help you as the search for an effective pill proceeds. If you find one, it will op ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Please let the: prescribing physician know about this.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
17 years experience in Psychiatry
Talk with MD: It sounds like ur involved ur dtrs care; w/ her consent, you cld schedule a meeting with her & her doc or encourage her to c her doc ASAP. Doc ne ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Effexor (venlafaxine): Withdrawal can be intense if suddenly quit from being on high dose. Can have nausea, upset stomach, diarrhea, shakes, dizziness, headache, lightheaded ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience in Pediatrics
If : If you want to quit a medication, you should call the doctor who prescribed it and discuss why. There may be solutions to the problems you are experi ... Read More

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