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Currently taking 200mg Zoloft. Effexor XR started 07/01/14. Since Effexor Iam losing weight.went from 297 to 280. Is this a cause for concern?
No: losing weight is possible on these medications but you need to check with your provider to see if you should be on two drugs in the same family which could cause some problems like serontonin syndrome Please check with provider but I do see weight loss with some antidepressants (sometimes they gain weight) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 xr is sometimes used for panic disorders. It can cause nausea, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, drowsiness. & hypertension. Seizures have been reported. Be careful not ...Read more
I have clinical depression with concentration/memory problems("I dont-remember why I came here" severe). Will zoloft/effexor improve conc/memory a lot?
Yes: Zoloft is serotonergic in nature. Effexor in low doses is also. At higher doses effexor's noradrenergic. Zoloft has fewer significant side effects - Effexor has more including at times severe withdrawal effects compared to zoloft. Studies show Effexor to be more effective in severe depression than other antidepressants. With its dual nature Effexor doesn't seem to lose effectiveness like zoloft. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from generalized anxiety with dep Through the years zoloft,lexapro and effexor(because of BP) lost efficacy.Is there anything else I can take?
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i drink and/or smoke marijuana while on effexor? I switched from 200mg Zoloft to 75mg Effexor just yesterday for anxiety cuz Zoloft wasnt working
Which one has fewer side effects profile regarding: weight gain,Fatigue and Sleeping much,Motivated and Erection dysfunction: ZOLOFT or EFFEXOR XR ?
Antidepressant Meds: I understand your concern for side effects. Treatment of depression is more effective when it is combined with Therapy to deal with stresses of life which at age 38 can be marriage, separation, divorce, relationships, parenting, and work. Side effects depend upon dose, metabolism, use of alcohol, and drugs, See Psychiatrist for need, benefits, side effects of Zoloft and Effexor XR, and Therapy ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Was on 75mg of Effexor for last 7 weeks and have been upped to 150mg for the last week or so. Feel worse than what i was when i was on Zoloft.
Let treating dr know: It is common for some medications to work well and others may not work as well. You need to let your treating Dr. know and medications may need to be adjusted or switched until the right one or combination of them works best for you. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Zoloft: Yes it is. Dopamin reuptake inhibition increases as dose increase. ...Read more
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