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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of venlafaxine Oral.

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Condition: Depression
7/13/2009 7:22:19 PM

Reviewer: sfjberk, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am in a Chronic Pain Management program wherein the docs are dealing specifically with pain, depression, etc. Whether it was psychosomatic or not, I felt relief immediately on taking the first 25 mg tab. Then, also with rapid onset, it began to give me hot flashes (which I left behind several years ago). I realize that Venlafaxine is sometimes prescribed to relieve hot flashes, but it had ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
7/13/2009 12:49:04 AM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've been taking Venlafaxine for a few weeks now for my anxiety/depression/panic attacks. I have noticed an improvement in mood and energy level. It makes me a little nauscious and light-headed when I take it so I take it with a meal to reduce those symptoms. At this point I would say the benefits outweigh those mild side effects. One other weird thing: Huge loss of appetite. I still eat ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
7/8/2009 8:53:34 AM

Reviewer: blackhawk79, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:

Condition: Depression
7/2/2009 2:40:17 PM

Reviewer: monroe36, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I switched from Prozac to Effexor XR about 3 weeks ago. Prozac was making me feel angry and annoyed. So far, the only issues I have had with Effexor XR are trouble sleeping, feeling tired during the day and being extra sweaty. ( at night mostly ) My mood has def. improved. I don't feel annoyed like I did with Prozac. I'm not snapping at people like I was. I was reluctant to use Effexor d ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
4/19/2009 3:43:17 PM

Reviewer: SnoWa, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I began taking the brand XR form almost 10 years ago. When I missed one dose I went into a withdrawal-like ("discontinuation") syndrome. Brain zaps. anxiety, nausea, and more. I was able to reduce the dose over a long period of time, then switched to the generic immediate release. I am stuck at 50 mg am and 25 mg pm. Every time I try to cut back I go into the "discontinuation s ... Show Full Comment

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