Effexor

Last Update February 10, 2016
Effexor (generic name: venlafaxine) is a popular antidepressant that increases serotonin and noradrenaline. It is mostly used for depression and anxiety disorders. As with most ant...
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Effexor for Bipolar Disorder

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o treat my Bipolar disorder. It worked wonderfully b...
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" Effexor XR Bipolar disorder, effexor, bipolar Was prescribed Effexor to treat my Bipolar disorder.... "

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a BP med as the Effexor worked so well and I had trialed...
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" ...180/120 when I got put on Effexor. We added a BP med as the Effexor worked so well and I had trialed ...retrospect it made me hypomanic and that was mistaken for a good response. My pdoc... "

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started on effexor last October for bipolar 2 and GAD. It...
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" I started on effexor last October for bipolar 2 and GAD. It took 12 weeks ...a higher dosage of effexor made my blood pressure too high. But for me it has made a huge difference in my day to... "

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effexor 150mg xr for 7yrs my b.p. is now 158 / 108 getting...
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" ...150mg xr for 7yrs my b.p. is now 158 / 108 getting very high i like the drug to much. it has really helped me so i am hopeing the right thing to do is lowering b.p. with a dieretic.i am seeing dr... "

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effexor is for her Bi-Polar, but that is a life saver(cont....
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" ...mother is also on seroquel, effexor, and klonapin. She is in the middle of a nervous breakdown. These meds. tend to make her not have to think about everything as much. The effexor is for her... "

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hough so I went on bp medication which took care of t...
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" I was on effexor 300 mg for several years and it worked great for me. It did increase my blood pressure... "

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meds for Bipolar which are working well (finally). But I...
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" ...help me at all. I found effexor helpful (some side effects though) and now I am on a mix of Welbtrin and Cymbalta with some other meds for Bipolar which are working well (finally). But I think... "

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phase of Bipolar 2 which the Effexor helped with at one...
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" ...the depressive phase of Bipolar 2 which the Effexor helped with at one time. Now not so much. You are so lucky that you do not experience any anxiety or depression at a nice dose of 75 mg. I have... "

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effexor works for my manic/bi-polar problems. By taking it...
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" I have been on Depakote Er 500mg 5x's a day for as long as I can remember. I love this drug but I find it is better to take 1 or 2 in the morning and the rest at bedtime. I have also been put back on... "

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ase of Bipolar 2 which the Effexor helped with at on...
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" ...experience the depressive phase of Bipolar 2 which the Effexor helped with at one time. Now not so much. You are so lucky that you do not experience any anxiety or depression at a nice dose of 75... "

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Effexor
247,925 discussions
Taken for: Depression, Anxiety, Pain*, Bipolar Disorder, Hot Flashes, Panic Attacks, Panic, OCD*, GAD, Migraines*, Mood Swings*, Social Anxiety, Fibromyalgia*, ADHD*, Major Depression, ADD*, Night Sweats*
Other names: Effexor XR, Venlafaxine, Efectin
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
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Other names: Paroxetine, Paxil CR, Seroxat, Paroxetine HCl, Aroxat
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Prescribing mode: Rx
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