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    Condition: Depression
    11/4/2007 7:54:42 PM

    Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    This is a typical SSRI but DON"T abruptly STOP taking Effexor. The withdrawal is awful. It must be like withdrawing from heroin. There way to stops the effects and lasts for at least 24 hours.

    Condition: Depression
    11/3/2007 8:59:12 PM

    Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I have been on this drug for many years and I have put on approx. 70 lbs even though people have told me that Effexor should have the opposite effect. Now that I am obese, I am depressed over that. I can't breath, my knees and back hurt on a daily basis... what am I to do

    Condition: Depression
    11/3/2007 7:33:31 PM

    Reviewer: Joe W, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I have been diagnosed for depression. I take 150mg Effexor with breakfast and I also take 20mg Adderall tablets 2X/day, once with breakfast and one with lunch. The Effexor by itself does an excellent job for me with depression, anxiety and nervousness. I do, however get extremely sleepy when using it alone. So the Dr. prescribed the Adderall to offset this by keeping me alert during the day an ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Depression
    11/3/2007 4:12:18 PM

    Reviewer: AmericanLadybug , 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    My depression is hard to treat. I was already taking two other anti-depressants when my doctor added Effexor XR the drug therapy. It nearly eliminated the anxiety and sadness that I have.

    Condition: Depression
    11/2/2007 7:44:22 PM

    Reviewer: flowerchild, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Now that I am on it I can not go off of it! I feel I am addicted to it.

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