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10/20/2008 06:33 PM

effexor and energy

Arual001
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can anyone share their experiences with this with me?

am wondering if it will give me some energy as the wellbutrin did. or i tink it did, it made me manicky i guess, well anyway, can you share your effexor stories

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11/26/2008 01:17 PM
jsrdrnr
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Looks like you never got a reply to this. I am looking for info for my hubbie. He just recently started on effexor and I am trying to figure out if his sleepiness is the effexor or the depression. I dont see that it has really changed but he feels like it has.

11/26/2008 01:26 PM
seabass
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i was on effexor for awhile then to pristiq which is very similar and they took away my energy.

12/04/2008 12:30 PM
Ele1
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I have lots of nervous energy it just will not channel into anything productive. I am on 300mg of effexor, 120 mg geodon. Not sure if effexor has anything to do with it or not. I wonder Arual if you are still on effexor and if your energy levels or any better. I am thinking of asking my pdoc to switch me to something new.

12/22/2008 03:06 PM
percussion62
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I take 150 mg of Effexor XR.. just GI side effect (some flatulence) so i take it late afternoon/early evening.

12/22/2008 03:11 PM
jsrdrnr
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my hubbie had no energy on it at all..slept all the time.

01/01/2009 08:40 AM
uppitywoman
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Tried effexor when first diagnosed. It made me manic and I didn't sleep for several days until I was put on lithium. Sometimes antidepressants will do that.I take some zoloft now with the other meds I take and am up, but I take mood stabilizers that keep the mania under control.
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