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Effexor

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Other Names: Effexor XR   Venlafaxine

Lamictal

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/ 145,970 posts
Other Names: Lamotrigine   Lamictal XR
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 196,125 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 145,970 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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
Lamotrigine, marketed in the US as Lamictal by GlaxoSmithKline, is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It is also used as an adjunct in treating depression, though this is considered off-label usage. Fo... Read more on Wikipedia
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By gemma louise
March 23, 2014
gemma louise wrote
euthoria happier feeling lamictal and abilify
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By kcmetric
December 13, 2013
kcmetric wrote
Incontinence with Lamictal
I've experienced the same. I was on 250 mg and now am down to 50. Trying to get off for various reasons.
JJ  |  March 8, 2014
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By uhhhhhm
December 5, 2013
uhhhhhm wrote
Lamictal side effects
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By Fabs
December 1, 2013
Fabs wrote
Cipralex vs Effexor
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By straczyk
November 29, 2013
straczyk wrote
Lamictal and Fatigue
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By gemma roberts
November 17, 2013
gemma roberts wrote
moition sickness
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By MikeG333
September 26, 2013
MikeG333 wrote
Memory loss-Lamictal
I think it's from bipolar too because before I ever started on any meds I still couldn't remember much before I was about 10 also. I read somewhere that taking L-Histidine helped improve memory loss when taking anti psychotics. Guess it's worth a try
mmistycat  |  April 18, 2014
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By dirk cunnington
September 10, 2013
dirk cunnington wrote
In praise of Effexor - wonder of wonders
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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
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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By mitch
August 9, 2013
mitch wrote
lamictal and 3 years of dry heaves.....almost daily
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What patients are saying about Effexor vs. Lamictal

5,327 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
on Lamictal Wellbutrin. While it gives me extra energy...
...Lamictal Wellbutrin. ...on Effexor, I could easily lose 2-4lbs a week but then the medication wasn't helping me so much with my depression, if anything it made me felt worst. Before they switc...
taking Lamictal about three weeks ago after taking Effexor...
...Effexor and other SSRIs for a while (which seemed to have stopped working for me). I am definitely feeling better. My energy level is up and I am less sad and anxious. I am nervous about long-term ...
(50mg but going up to 100mg) Trazodone (100mg)...
...wont interfere with the meds. Right now I'm taking Effexor (150mg), Lamictal (50mg but going up to 100mg) Trazodone (100mg) Any thoughts would be ever so helpful!...
Effexor for years, then I was switched to Lamictal, Geodon,...
I was on Effexor for years, then I was switched to Lamictal, Geodon, and Seroquel and was on all 3 for years. I had to make some changes because it was difficult to work full time and I was paying a...
is helping this-or that I have started taking my Effexor...
...baby, and before I knew it-it was morning. I wonder if starting back on the Lamictal is helping this-or that I have started taking my Effexor at night? It is great-I need my sleep! LOL...
40 pounds or so in the last year since switching to Lamict...
...well. What a battle! Lamictal has been great for me in ...I have lost all my Effexor weight and am down 40 pounds or so in the last year since switching to Lamictal. Obviously, it doesn't w...
Switched me to prozak, dropped the Lamictal and here...
...you. Doctor took me off effexor becasue it was making me really anngry. Switched me to prozak, dropped the Lamictal and here goes with...
Changed to Pristiq 50 mg from 150mg of Effexor. It seems to...
...to Pristiq 50 mg from 150mg of Effexor. It seems to ...of moodiness. The Dr. prescribed 25mg of Lamictal at bedtime for moodiness. I am doing great...
awhile now. He went from effexor to Wellbutrin which also...
...has been off the effexor for awhile now. He went from effexor to ...back on Zoloft (which did not help before although no bad reactions) and we were finally going to try Lamictal. This happene...
...  Stopping Effexor ; Starting Lithium ; and taking...
...of this in the description  Lamictal Rage.    I have never used ...fudge factors here   ...  Stopping Effexor ; Starting Lithium ; and taking Lamictal. Any single drug may be...
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