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Condition: Depression
7/29/2008 4:59:49 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took Effexor XR for 5 years with no problem except for the cost. I had my dr switch me to this generic since I wouldn't have a co-pay on it. Well, I've been taking it for about 4 months and I am so nauseated every single day and dizzy and generally feel like something is bad wrong with me physically even tho my doctor says I'm fine. I know it's this medication because if I go a d ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
7/18/2008 7:09:47 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Effexor was the first anti-depressant I used and it worked miraculously. When I lost my insurance, I thought that venlafaxine would work just as well but it had not. I'm susposed to start weaning off this week but I'm really scared. I have a 1 year old and even when I've been late taking my pill, I've gotten very ill. When I did take it, I got very tired and dizzy.

Condition: Depression
7/5/2008 1:59:08 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I started taking Effexor Dec.07 really like how it worked, but caused my cycles to be very heavy. My doctor switched me to the generic brand (Venlafaxine 75mg) It seemed to increase my libido, but I yawn all the time, concentration and memory is way out of wack, and night sweats are horrible. Doctor is now trying to wean me off this med., currently taking 37.5mg, every other day but hate the dizzi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
6/23/2008 4:01:47 AM

Reviewer: ST, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have become totally dependant on 150gms per day. Tried to reduce dosage by lowest possible level (even by cutting 37.5gm tablets in half) numerous times but my brain reacts severely - within hours if alternate day reduction used or within a few days if reduction over longer than alternate days. Withdrawal is so bad that my entire body becomes unable to function at all and all I can do is sleep o ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
4/22/2008 11:00:44 PM

Reviewer: eletoes1972, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Venlafaxine ( Effexor ) is a horrible drug. I would not recommend it to anyone. The side effects are wicked. It works for some people, but for me it was a total waste of money.

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