sun_flowerchild

229d

Starting Effexor to help Ocd ptsd depression and anxiety…what is your experience on this???

Physical, emotional, sexual side effects?

Low Mood

Doxycycline

Nausea and Vomiting

Constipation

Headache

Venlafaxine

Cyproheptadine

Alcoholic Psychoses

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  • Shadow_Dahlia

    229d

    Zero sexual effects thankfully. I didn't really have any side effects though. It definitely helped a lot for me.

    • Sadako

      229d

      it effects my libido, to which was higher than normal when I started taking it. If I skip a day, I end up horny and depressed.

      • sun_flowerchild

        228d

        oh wow! What a combination I’m excited to try it as other SSRIs have been a nightmare for me and I want to avoid more mood stabilizer since they have most intense side effects

  • Cece7

    228d

    I started a couple months ago and it’s the best antidepressant I’ve ever been on. No bad side effects at all for me and I’m seeing so much progress in my healing especially noticing that my depression basically disappears for the most part and my anxiety is lessening more each week since I’ve upped my dose. The only sexual side effect I have is that I’m less in the mood to do things but it never decreased any sensations I just feel like I have better things to do haha which is not typically how I am but I feel like that’s just what happens to me when I take antidepressants in general. The only advice I will give is to make sure you eat before you take the meds (my stomach is messed up all day if I don’t) and take them in the morning as I’ve been told they can make it hard to sleep for some people if taken at night.

  • Beelzedryl

    228d

    Def the main thing that's helped me so far. I was forced off of it, and the withdrawal was awful, but the way I felt without my meds was way worse. I have a hard time reaching climax on effexor, and after trying several things to help with it, I was put on cyproheptadine and it fixed the only negative effect I've gotten from effexor.

    • sun_flowerchild

      226d

      what are the withdrawal symptoms people are mentioning?? How many days do people miss before experiencing them??

      • VeeN89

        226d

        mine were within the day. I wasn't sure if I took mine and I didn't want to take another just in case (I had terrible vertigo when I did preciously). I had sleep paralysis. Withdrawal is manageable as long as you're weaned down with a doctor

  • VeeN89

    226d

    Physically, I was tired alot. Labido was low. When it did happen, it was hard to orgasm (for me). Withdrawal was difficult when stopping, as well as forgetting a dose.

  • sun_flowerchild

    222d

    Has anyone experienced constipation starting Effexor? I am on several other meds but it seems it has worsened in only about a week. Just not pooping every day sorry TMI LOL

    • KitKat1450

      1d

      same! It’s made me feel bloating and sluggish. Made my other stomach issues worse too.

  • packersfan95

    222d

    I’m currently on the max dose for effexor and I have a love/hate relationship 😂 It does help, but I have a lower libido and I definitely cannot miss a dose or I get brain zaps pretty bad

  • OneDurBread

    222d

    After spending close to 8 years on Effexor it stopped working. The problem was I was very addicted to it and it was one of the hardest drugs to ween myself off of.

  • Wednesday_7

    0d

    Honestly haven’t had any side affects and it’s worked really well for my ocd.

  • Elenaiel

    0d

    I've been on effexor for 19 years. I do think the withdrawals are horrible...I know within a few hours if I miss a dose. Brain zaps, nausea and headache. I don't really have side effects. It does work. And it works well imo.

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