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Effexor

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Other Names: Effexor XR   Venlafaxine

Luvox CR

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Other Names: Luvox   Fluvoxamine
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 200,078 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 513 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
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By Fabs
December 1, 2013
Fabs wrote
Cipralex vs Effexor
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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 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 Effexor vs. Luvox CR

9 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
of effexor than switched me to luvox CR at 200mg in my...
...had me on 150mg of effexor than switched me to luvox CR at 200mg in my personal...
record for Luvox CR and Social Anxiety relief? It was the...
Luvox CR for social anxiety What is the track record for Luvox CR and Social Anxiety relief? It was the latest ...(After Paxil, Zoloft, and Effexor). Does the extended rele...
head zaps. I then took Luvox CR a couple of months later,...
...as drug history, I took effexor for about a month and ...head zaps. I then took Luvox CR a couple of months later, ...dose is when I started Wellbutrin, and the Zoloft was...
I started taking 100mg of Luvox CR a week ago....
...Effexor XR/day. I started taking 100mg of Luvox CR a week ago. I didn't feel nauseaus on Effexor,but have been nauseous for ...rid of the Luvox? I have to take it because it works well fo...
regular luvox (generic yes) really different from Luvox CR?...
...pristiq is effexor technically how are they different? So then is regular luvox (generic yes) really different from Luvox CR? See...
cr, lexapro, perphenazine amitriptyline.... It's like...
...only worse feelings. From Prozac,Paxil,Luvox cr, lexapro, perphenazine amitriptyline.... It's ...no help. I mentioned Effexor to him because I ...mental symptoms and if Effexor helped you th...
immediate released Effexor, the effect was horrible !!!!...
...once tried, the immediate released Effexor, the effect was horrible !!!! ...why, here, they don't have things, such as, Paxil-CR, Luvox-CR, Xanax-CR...etc ) Exactly !... At one stage, I ...
to request Luvox CR (the extended release variety that...
...doctor tomorrow to request Luvox CR (the extended release variety ...seem any pharmacies have Luvox CR yet, but they'll special ...all (Prozac, Lexapro, Serzone, Effexor, Buspar, Cymbalta, Am...
I couldn't handle Effexor or Cymbalta. But I have a friend...
I couldn't handle Effexor or Cymbalta.  But I have a ...of this morning I started Luvox CR.  She gave me no resistance to ...but she seemed to think Luvox CR was going to work better...
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