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Paroxtine Vs Venlafaxine
First, it's not a happy pill. It should not change your personality. At low doses, it helps with anxiety, rumination, and just letting go of problems more easily. At medium doses, it may help with energy. At higher doses, it can help someone enjoy things more and concentrate better.
Remember, it takes weeks to work though! ...Read more
Best to be tapered off Effexor (venlafaxine) with supervision of a health provider. When almost to end dosing, often use brief Prozac bridge which helps you transition slowly off completely and avoid any obnoxious side effects at all.
You may notice nausea, dizziness, brain zaps, shivers, headaches, lack of focus, and flu like symptoms. Daily dose cut back 10% weekly-some take out granules and re-close! ...Read more
Of course!: Venlafaxine (effexor) is an antidepressant/anti anxiety medication that is non-addictive and not habit-forming. Thus, it is absolutely possible to stop taking it. However, I have had many patients suffer "withdraw" symptoms (mild headaches, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue) for a few days to several weeks after stopping it. Therefore, it's advisable to taper off instead--the slower the better. ...Read more
(212) 673-3000: That is the number for the Samaritans suicide hotline. That amount of venlafaxine, or any of the newer antidepressants is highly unlikely to kill you, but it could hurt you and do a number of other harms. You are on this medication for depression, but are you in any form of psychotherapy? If not, you NEED to be! Please contact your doctor ASAP ...Read more
Depression/anxiety: Venlafaxine (effexor) is an snri (serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) that is used for the treatment of depression; depression & anxiety; generalized anxiety disorder; & social anxiety. Effexor (venlafaxine) xr is sometimes used for panic disorders. It can cause nausea, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, drowsiness. & hypertension. Seizures have been reported. Be careful not to discontinue it suddenly. ...Read more
4 weeks: I like to do it gradually in order not to get discontinuation syndrome, I tapper velalafaxine by 37, 5 mg weekly. ..! that way it take by me 4 weeks. ...Read more
Rare but possible: It is a rare side effect, but certainly a possibility. If you are sensitive to the sun, it would be best to wear sunscreen & reapply regularly. Also wear a hat and long, loose clothing. ...Read more
Reduce depression: Some people with high tolerance to medications in general may need higher doses of a med. Such as Effexor (venlafaxine) to effectively manage their depression. In people such as those, raising the dose of Effexor (venlafaxine) from 150 mg. To 225 mg. Could mean the difference between still being somewhat depressed to having depression totally lifted. ...Read more
Yes but. . .: Your question was previously addressed here: https://www. Healthtap. Com/#user_questions/1487916-can-i-have-grapefruit-with-effexor. While grapefruit is known to affect liver's breakdown of many drugs, I found no mention of interaction at http://www. Drugs. Com/food-interactions/venlafaxine.html. Drug-drug & drug-food question are best answered by your prescribing physician & dispensing pharmacist. ...Read more
AM: It is always am medication. But there are few person take at night time if they feel tired or drowsy during day time. ...Read more
It needs to be: Slowly tapered under medical supervision. If you are starting another antidepressant - the two meds can often be cross titrated. ...Read more
Appetite and effexor (venlafaxine):
You mean you have stopped taking Affexor?
While you were discontinuing the medication were you under medical supervision?
Or you did on your own, just one day decided to stop it jut like that.?
First option is OK, Second is VERY wrong.
I need to know your height and your weight, before passing a comment. I do not know the cause.
But may be good for you ...Read more
Effexor (venlafaxine): Depends on dose you're on & how long you were on it. Roughly 7-10 days. ...Read more
With your Docs help!: Ideally this should be done in conjunction with the prescribing physician. Stopping an antidepressant on your own is not a good idea. About 1/5 individuals experience discontinuation symptoms when coming off a snri. Effexor (venlafaxine) has a relatively short 1/2 life meaning it clears from the system fairly quickly. Generally the dose would be decreased gradually to the lowest possible dose before stopping. ...Read more
Effexor (venlafaxine): 12 hours if regular, 24 hours if Effexor-XR. ...Read more