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Effexor Reviews

(Venlafaxine)

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  • Be prepared for bad headaches, stinky sweating and muscle twitches when you first take it (different for everyone of course but my doc didn't tell me about these things).
    Age: 38
    Gender: Woman
    Duration taken: Two years or more
  • Only side effects: mild nausea & sleepiness; disappears with use. Ran out once; withdrawl IS TERRIBLE
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  • Used to take 75mg morning and night, now just take 75mg in morning for depression and anxiety. Worked better than prozac. Citalopram had a bad effect on me. Have stopped using alcohol and feel much less depressed and anxious now.
    Age: 57
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Depression
    Duration taken: Two years or more
  • If I ever took it late, I would get a terrible stomach ache that would last all day, no matter what I did. Only thing that helped was trying to sleep it off. Also killed my sex drive. Made me me more emotionally stable, but it felt flat.
    Age: 29
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Depression
    Duration taken: Two years or more
  • I only get nauseous if I miss a dose by more than a couple hours. Missing a day means very deep depression. Worked better for me than Citalopram
    Age: 23
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Depression
    Duration taken: A year or so
  • Take it in the night if you can, it will make you sleepy. Always take with food at first, the nausea was really bad for the first few weeks
    Age: 21
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Depression
    Duration taken: A few months
  • Started Venlafaxine as a substitute for Prozac which I had taken for 10+ years. It works well for me.
    Taken for: Depression
    Duration taken: Two years or more
  • Wonderful drug, just don't miss a dose and you'll be good to go! Great for depression, general anxiety, social anxiety and just helps you feel better about life
    Age: 19
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Depression
  • Take it around the same time every day. Do NOT miss a dose.
    Age: 32
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Depression
  • Tried taking it in the evening, didn't sleep well. Says to take in morning. Still too soon to notice a improvement.
    Age: 50
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Depression