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How can you be productive on effexor (venlafaxine)?

How can you be productive on effexor (venlafaxine)?

Yes: Effexor (venlafaxine) is prescribed to alleviate symptoms. If the medication is doing this it should make you more productive. If not discuss this with your physician. He/she may need to change the dose or even the medication. ...Read more

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Venlafaxine (Definition)

It belong to classification of snri antidepressant also help anxiety start slow go slow its approved for depression and anxiety disorder there are some common side effects important never stop suddenly always taper slowly if you ever ...Read more


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How long do you have to be on Xanax (alprazolam) to have withdrawl symptoms?

How long do you have to be on Xanax (alprazolam) to have withdrawl symptoms?

Difficult answer: Xanax, or generic name alprazolam, is used for the treatment of generalized anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia. It comes in 0.25, 0.5, 1, and 2mg strengths. Maximum recommended dosage is 8 mg a day. Or 2mg 4 times daily. Some people use this drug intermittently, at relatively low dosages, to deal with especially stressful situations, some take it daily at higher dosages. Depends on you and dose. ...Read more

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How can it feel to be on ADHD meds?

How can  it feel to be on ADHD meds?

More focused: Your ability to concentrate is increased, and you are not as distracted. However, you may also be more jittery and anxious as well. They will work immediately rather than start working over 2-3 weeks like antidepressants. ...Read more

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Can it feel to be on ADHD meds?

Do U mean stimulants: There are several types of medications used to treat adhd. I assume that you are asking about stimulants. When given to someone who has adhd/add, stimulants have a paradoxical calming effect. They help the person to think more clearly, be able to complete tasks with less distraction and overall feel more organized. They can also have the side effect of decreasing appetite. ...Read more

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How can you condition yourself to be less reliant on medicines?

Need more info: What meds are you talking about? What conditions are they treating? Supply these answers first. ...Read more

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Once you are diagnosed with anxiety. Does it mean you will be on medications for life?

Once you are diagnosed with anxiety.  Does it mean you will be on medications for life?

No, it does not: There are many good treatments for anxiety, and the most helpful ones for you depend on the type of anxiety you're having. Psychotherapy is a cornerstone of all these treatments, and many times you can eventually wean off medications if you're on them. On your own, mindfulness practices, yoga, breathing exercises, guided visualizations, other practices all help greatly. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Effexor (venlafaxine) XR to leave your system? I have decreased to 75mg and will be put on another med as i'm allergic to effexor (venlafaxine).

How long does it take for Effexor (venlafaxine) XR to leave your system? I have decreased to 75mg and will be put on another med as i'm allergic to effexor (venlafaxine).

Effexor (venlafaxine) XR: Eliminating immediate-release Effexor (venlafaxine) takes about 3 days, but the elimination of the xr form depends on its absorption -- which can add 15 hours or so to the whole process. So, 4-5 days should be reasonable. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of depression and how can it be managed/cured?

Can you tell me the symptoms of depression and how can it be managed/cured?

Depression: Depressive sx's may include low mood, irritability, anger, ^ or v sleep, change in appetite, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness, v energy, v self-esteem, feelings of guilt. V motivation, absence of joy, v concentration, v memory ; suicidal thoughts. There are many things you can do for depression. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. ...Read more

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I am taking wellbutrin (bupropion) for depression and to help me with quitting smoking. How long does it usually take to be able to tell if its helping you?

I am taking wellbutrin (bupropion) for depression and to help me with quitting smoking. How long does it usually take to be able to tell if its helping you?

3 - 4 weeks : It can take up to 3 - 4 weeks to have a sense of whether wellbutrin (bupropion) is helping you. If you have a partial benefit at that point there may be some further benefit over the next few weeks. If you have absolutely no benefit at that point it probably won't work for you. ...Read more

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How long would you be in the hospital if you overdosed on prozac (fluoxetine)?

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How long would you be in the hospital if you overdosed on prozac (fluoxetine)?

Prozac (fluoxetine): Until u r medically cleared & no longer a danger to yourself. After that, u can decide to continue tx voluntarily. ...Read more

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Can you take flexarel and evaqule together? Could case hallusanastions and how long would they last?

Can you take flexarel and evaqule together? Could case hallusanastions and how long would they last?

Interactions Checker: I like to use interactions checker found at www.Drugs.Com to look for interactions between different medications. Not to be rude, but it's very important to spell medications properly. I assume you're asking about Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) but i couldn't figure out what you're referring to as "evaqule". Dietary supplements are not regulated as to manufacturing quality so have to be careful regarding contaminants. ...Read more

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With calmare can you be on antidepressants?

With calmare can you be on antidepressants?

Most are fine.: If you are taking a Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI) class antidepressant than you MUST have a low tyramine diet. That would mean no calamari. For excellent info on low tyramine diet http://www.chrisbojrabmd.com/downloads/files/MAOI%20Diet%20OSMU.pdf. Calamari should be fine with most other antidepressants. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long it should take to overcome hypersomnia caused my depression and medication?

Can you tell me how long it should take to overcome hypersomnia caused my depression and medication?

Hypersomnia: If good response from depression treatment usually 3 to 4 weeks, same for medication, you may build tolerance to the sedating side effects in 3 to 4 weeks usually. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you go cold turkey off cymbalta, (duloxetine) how many days does it take?

Can you tell me if you go cold turkey off cymbalta, (duloxetine) how many days does it take?

Not recommended: I would not recommend going off Cymbalta (duloxetine) "cold turkey." instead i recommend discussing with your doctor before making any changes. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to overdose on glimepiride?

Can it be possible for you to overdose on glimepiride?

It is possible: to overdose on any medications but the results of the overdose would be variable. ...Read more

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Just started Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 75mg what is the effective does to become more productive and how long will it take me to get to that dose?

Just started Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 75mg what is the effective does to become more productive and how long will it take me to get to that dose?

Effexor (venlafaxine) XR: Use sustained release; start 37.5 mg/day; increase slowly to maximum of 75 mg tid (3X per day). Takes about 3-4 weeks to get desirable effect. Effexor (venlafaxine) XR blocks the reuptake of norepinephrine, increased blood pressure is a potential problem. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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How long can I be on ssri antidepressants if I have autism?

How long can I be on ssri antidepressants if I have autism?

As Needed: As long as needed. If the side effects are monitered and you have no problems. ...Read more

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Can a person with depression be dependant for life to antidepressants? If that's the case what other threatments can be worth trying?

Can a person with depression be dependant for life to antidepressants? If that's the case what other threatments can be worth trying?

Possibly: If there is a family history of endogenous depression possibly but so much depression os exogenous that is caused by something many people can dosomethig to help themselves through change of job, couseling, medications, new friends, relationships etc many times change helps give a new perspective on life. ...Read more

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Hi there Doc . How long would it take to wean off 1mg abilify (aripiprazole) and how would this be done . Have you had any patients successfully come off abilify (aripiprazole).Tha?

It depends: Upon why you’re taking it, and why you need to wean off of it. Tapering off 1 MG abilify (aripiprazole) should not pose a problem, provided there is an alternative medication that can take its place that will control your symptoms if needed, and with minimal side effects. Please discuss with your prescriber. Good luck! ...Read more

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Effexor (Definition)

Venlafaxine is a non-tricyclic which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more