Azevedoborges 2012-05-08 00:12:24
after a post natale depression with some agravations (like bad
relationships and such) i started taking antidepressants and found out
that i felt better with them then without them.
even so, i didnt take any for 7 years and started with paroxetine 4
since then i am able to have a very good relation with my lovely son,
able to cope with life, lead a happy life and have a job that is on my
level for the first time in my life ( i am 44!, 2 universities and
several low education – low pay jobs)
because of some worries about the side effects of the paroxetine i was
taking, like heart palpitations, head eaches and weight gain, i
consulted a psychiatrist in brazil (where i came from ) and asked him
to give me some lighter stuff.
so, he prescribed Ixel/ milnacipran.
back in the netherlands: this is a medicine that is not registered
here. i simply cannot get it here!
the doctor here told me to take effexor instead.
well, effexor’s nick name is ” side effexor” what does not inspire me.
someone has some nice idea?
i just started with Ixel/ milnacipran 4 days ago. i am taking it
instead of paroxetine. well, i can hardly stand up because of
i just dont know what to do now….
txs 4 any help!
No kidding! 2012-05-08 00:12:38
I am not a doctor. All medications work differently but Celexa has a good
reputation for not having many side effects.
Erik 2012-05-08 00:12:45
I’m sorry that you’re seeing the side effects. Hopefully,
they’ll get better with time.
Of the SSRI’s, I’ve found that Celexa and Lexapro to be low
on side effects and effective. YMMV.
Welcome to the group.
Loz 2012-05-08 00:13:04
I am on 150mg Efexor, venlafaxine. I have heard about its side effects but
havent really had any. When I first started taking it I got weird dreams but
they went after a while. I am told thats true for most of the side effects
of Effexor, they go after your body gets used to it. Efexor has helped me
alot and i feel much happier. Previously i was on prozac and it did nothing
for me at all :((
Pola_pink 2012-05-21 13:11:17
How exactly do you feel effexor helps you? With the thoughts? the mood? the
anxiety? or a bit of everything? I am finding it useless for the ocd..great
for the depression and the withdrawal effects are awful..
Thanks for any help you can give! 🙂
Loz 2012-05-21 13:11:24
Hi, Effexor has mainly helped me with my depression. 3 months ago I felt
terrible and today I feel more like my old self, generally feel fairly happy
:)) I think it has helped my anxiety a little but I still get quite anxiuos
at times. I dont think that it has helped with the OCD thoughts much.
Thankfully I dont get any effexor side effects now.
I think I will be sticking with this AD for the time being. It would be nice
to be able to take a pill that gets rid of the OCD but in my case, mostly
pure OCD, I dont think this will happen. I have just got to learn to control
my mind through CBT which will be quite an effort but worth it in the end.
Maybe another drug to help with my nerves/anxiety/worry might be useful, I
will be asking my pdoc next week.