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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Effexor oral.

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Condition: Depression
2/4/2014 3:46:20 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

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Condition: Depression
2/1/2014 8:59:38 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

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Condition: Depression
1/6/2014 1:24:28 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
It annoys me how many people come on here and bag Effexor. You have obviously turned down this path as there was no other option. I know i did, if there was another path i would have chosen it but to get me through depression Effexor has helped me more than any other anti depressant, natural medicine, yoga, exercise or any other crap that has been suggested. Everyone is different and unfortunately ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
11/2/2013 12:56:13 PM

Reviewer: Getting Better Every Day, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
After 16 years of anti-depressant use, and 5 years of Effexor, I weaned off it to see what life was like without anti-depressants. Withdrawal effects are horrendous, fever, dizziness, brain zaps, mood swings, rage, crying spells. Nevertheless, Effexor did work for me. It alleviated depression and anxiety quite well. I'm glad I took it. The worst side effect for me was the withdrawal effects th ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
10/20/2013 4:43:43 AM

Reviewer: Survivor, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Took Effexor for four years and have stopped for about 7 years now. However I've started to develop food intolerances for the first time in my life about 3 years ago, one of the worst effects being migraine from eating certain foods. Recently I experienced serious migraine from eating prawns. I googled it (as I never had issues before) and to my surprise I found that my 'allergy' ... Show Full Comment

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