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Cipralex

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Other Names: Lexapro   Escitalopram   Sipralexa

Effexor

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Other Names: Effexor XR   Venlafaxine
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Rating: 4 out of 5
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Escitalopram (trade names Anxiset E(India) Lexapro, Cipralex, Seroplex, Lexamil, Lexam) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is approved by the Food and Drug Administratio... Read more on Wikipedia
Venlafaxine (brand name: Effexor or Efexor) is an antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) class. First introduced by Wyeth in 1993, now marketed by Pfizer, it is licensed for the treatment of major depressive ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Fabs
December 1, 2013
Fabs wrote
Cipralex vs Effexor
I was treated for depression with Effexor and it worked very well. Subsequently , I developed a really bad insomnia. After many unsuccessful attempts with various drugs, my doctor gave me Cipralex and my life was instantly changed. I have been taking Cipralex for the last 3 years ( I am on 5 mg a day now) and I will never stop taking it. My doctor says some people simply do not produce enough serotonin ( like some people do not produce enough insulin ) which causes many problems. Now I sleep like a log, I am not carried away by my emotions and rages which I could not control before. I work much better. I am happy. My doctor says this is how I would be and feel if I naturally produced my serotonin.
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I was first treated with Cipralex, for Depression NOS, but it made me numb/depressed after 3 weeks. I eventually self-diagnosed with cylothymic disorder and my new pdoc has me on Effexor. It has almost instantly knocked out my ptsd. There are usually a couple days of exhaustion and restlessness when raising dosage. Despairing thoughts no longer frequent the mind. Course of treatment -1 year.
Spudz  |  July 5, 2014
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By Emine
September 16, 2014
Emine wrote
Cipralex
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By kprigotzke
August 25, 2014
kprigotzke wrote
Cipralex day one side effects
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By Warren
August 8, 2014
Warren wrote
Question?
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By Lass
December 26, 2013
Lass wrote
strattera and cipralex
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By Dawni
November 18, 2013
Dawni wrote
Cipralex VS. Remeron
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By eracer
November 3, 2013
eracer wrote
dry skin
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By eracer
October 29, 2013
eracer wrote
pain
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By dirk cunnington
September 10, 2013
dirk cunnington wrote
In praise of Effexor - wonder of wonders
This drug is horrible. It gave me a headache everyday for 6 weeks. I went off of it, and was extremely ill. I couldn't even get out of bed one of the days....sharp head pains, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea. DO NOT take this medication until you learn the withdrawal symptoms. Easing off of it slowly just prolongs the agony.
Sue  |  October 15, 2014
I concur wholeheartedly! "SO, don’t criticize Effexor because it didn’t give you what you were looking to get – embrace it because it takes you to a better place that you never knew existed. But you have to want to go there, to find your true self." Well said. By-the-by; I was recently rx'd a serotonin making drug called amyltriptaline- poof; brain favors it truly. Utopia might be some Mu receptors and Celebrex; then no unnecessary toil on my brain nor being nor spirit. Ah, but such is lif
dutchfish  |  June 13, 2014
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By Elizabeth
September 6, 2013
Elizabeth wrote
Effexor & Swollen Feet
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By judy
September 1, 2013
judy wrote
i have lost my mind completely
Does takeing covesyl lesson the effect of efexor
diane  |  August 26, 2014
wish you did too
August 20, 2014
I was on high dose effexor and also "lost" several years. I simply STOPPED taking this drug, and with the help/love/understanding of my wonderful lady, I have (so far) been able to function without it. For the first time in a long while, I am aware of what I am doing. It has been five LONG months, but..... I CAN DO IT!!
Russ  |  August 20, 2014
I can totally empathise with you I feel exactly the same - I am suffering from Anxiety & Depression have been taking venlafaxine and flupentixol for years and although I am much worse without the meds I still manage to embarrass myself on a regular basis to the point my eldest son is ashamed of me and doesn't care about me anymore. I worry constantly that the rest of my family will soon decide I am not good enough for them also and they will start to look down at me and decide to disown me, too
Diane  |  July 26, 2014
I understand what you are saying and how you feel. I think my son cares as well as a few other people but they are just tired of hearing it. I know I am and I'll bet you are too. I don't have any magic words. I wish I did.
Bonnie  |  March 27, 2014
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What patients are saying about Cipralex vs. Effexor

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no side effects when I was on the Cipralex either. I...
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once too and immediately gained 20 lbs in a month,now I...
...Cipralex once too and immediately gained 20 lbs in a month,now I am on Effexor and gained weight again. ...stick with Effexor for now...
any experience switching from effexor to cipralex? I've...
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recently switched from effexor to cipralex and I've noticed...
Cipralex I recently switched from effexor to cipralex and I've noticed a HUGE difference in my social anxiety, the effexor helped with my general anxiety symptoms but did nothing for...
tried efexor, cymbalta and cipralex, neither worked well, i...
i have tried efexor, cymbalta and cipralex, neither worked well, i had to many sideeffects and i felt numb. now i am on wellbutrin retard, and they work. I dont feel numb anymore, i still have...
When I was switched from Cipralex to Effexor I had one...
...continuity rather than a gap. When I was switched from Cipralex to Effexor I had one tapered down and went immediately on to the other one, thus always having...
for me, for depression and anxiety. Cipralex worked so so....
Effexor worked great for me, for depression and anxiety. Cipralex worked so so. Both put me into a manic...
cipralex and they went away...but that didn't work for my...
...switched me to cipralex and they went away...but that didn't work for my anxiety ...work for me. I am back on e...
Cipralex (Lexapro) now and the sexual side effects went away...
...sweat like I was in sauna while trying to have the orgasm that would never be. I'm on Cipralex (Lexapro) now and the sexual side...
I changed to cipralex and it's been better ever since...
...five years, i've had some major anxiety/depression problems too. like ...last year i was on heavy doses of effexor and it made me more anxious I changed to cipralex and it's been better ever si...
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