Novo-Venlafaxine XR

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How does Novo-Venlafaxine XR work? What will it do for me? Venlafaxine belongs to the class of antidepressant medications known as serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors . via C-Health

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Randy

Halifax, Canada

#246 Apr 30, 2012
Do any of you have any changes in thought patterns.
My wife/exwife started using this drug around the same time her grampy died and she just started changing all kinds of stuff in her life. She is devoricing me , she quit her long time job and started a new one. she doesn't want to have anything to do with her dad any more. I find all of this very strange. i asked her doctor if it could be the medication she is on and she said no.
i think her doctor is wrong and just want to hear some feed back ...good or bad....thanks
Spottheidiot

Bridgwater, UK

#247 May 1, 2012
Randy wrote:
Do any of you have any changes in thought patterns.
My wife/exwife started using this drug around the same time her grampy died and she just started changing all kinds of stuff in her life. She is devoricing me , she quit her long time job and started a new one. she doesn't want to have anything to do with her dad any more. I find all of this very strange. i asked her doctor if it could be the medication she is on and she said no.
i think her doctor is wrong and just want to hear some feed back ...good or bad....thanks
Maybe not every consequence is due to the drug. Maybe it could arise from the illness for which the drug was prescribed? Just a thought.
Terri

Boise, ID

#248 May 1, 2012
Spottheidiot wrote:
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Maybe not every consequence is due to the drug. Maybe it could arise from the illness for which the drug was prescribed? Just a thought.
So you are suicidal because of your depression or is it possible you are suicidal because of the Effexor. Just a thought.
Spottheidiot

Bridgwater, UK

#249 May 1, 2012
Terri wrote:
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So you are suicidal because of your depression or is it possible you are suicidal because of the Effexor. Just a thought.
Well I was suicidal before I stated taking venlafaxine so... Sadly, as seems to be repeated in so many other places here, the drug has not eased the position.

Feeling a bit got at Terri.
Terri

Vancouver, WA

#250 May 1, 2012
If you are still suicidal, the drug is not working and can, in fact, exacerbate these feelings to the point of actually being homocidal. If you've read any of my posts on this thread you will see that my intentions are to help. Suicide is never the answer, I know this from experience. From reading your last post on the marriages destroyed by SSRIs thread it became clear to me that you are experiencing feelings of hurt, of being used, of being under appreciated, if appreciated at all. These are real feelings that have meaning but they are no reason to seek suicide as the answer. As a wife, if I let my identity be defined by my husband's actions (or lack of actions as the case may be), then I would be less than able to see my own worth. I don't allow others to define me. I've taken the time to get to know who I am and have learned to appreciate who I am. Nothing can take that joy from me. I rather like who I am. My character defines me. I suspect you have a wonderful character, too. Character = heart.

I hope you will reconsider your options and delete suicide as a viable option. I have said it before on this thread and I will say it again, suicide is a permanent solution to temporary problems. Though our problems often don't seem temporary, they most certainly are. I wish you peace.
Spottheidiot

Bridgwater, UK

#251 May 1, 2012
Thank you for your reply Terri. My husband's view of me and the issues relating to our marriage are not the reasons behind my desire to leave this world. I merely brought those up in the context of that thread as they appeared relevant. I am sure you are right about the need to find ourselves and to feel comfortable with ourselves. I am delighted that you have achieved this - I imagine it took quite a bit of soul searching.

I note your comments about suicide not being a viable option. My desire is indeed to find peace and also to help a number of others find peace themselves.
btd

Oshawa, Canada

#252 May 1, 2012
Randy wrote:
Do any of you have any changes in thought patterns.
My wife/exwife started using this drug around the same time her grampy died and she just started changing all kinds of stuff in her life. She is devoricing me , she quit her long time job and started a new one. she doesn't want to have anything to do with her dad any more. I find all of this very strange. i asked her doctor if it could be the medication she is on and she said no.
i think her doctor is wrong and just want to hear some feed back ...good or bad....thanks
Hi Randy you will see all kinds of people saying the drugs did exactly this to them or their spouses at marriages destroyed by ssri a thread here on topix. Don't be too concerned with the latest posts we have this questioning from time to time you will notice if you read from the beginning of the thread. You can also find more people and different stories at paxilprogress.org under the title of family issues... or make your own post there and others who are in the same boat will answer you same as here.
I for one can say the drugs completely changed who I was I only wish somebody had noticed before I destroyed myself. Please if you wife is going to get off the drugs read reasons to taper slowly and the effexor taper schedule both are threads you can find here at topix.
Good luck to you.
darrin

Barrie, Canada

#253 Jun 19, 2012
Well, all my life i have suffered from depression. today i went to my doctir and was prescribed teva venlafaxine xr 75mg. im so used to crying 3-4 times a week it will be interesting to see what happens. wish me luck!
btd

Oshawa, Canada

#254 Jun 20, 2012
darrin wrote:
Well, all my life i have suffered from depression. today i went to my doctir and was prescribed teva venlafaxine xr 75mg. im so used to crying 3-4 times a week it will be interesting to see what happens. wish me luck!
I would personally rather cry 3-4 times a wk. but thats just me. I wonder how long the crying lasts as withdrawal is every minute of every day and lasts for years.
How about diet and exercise or church or ....????anything else has your doctor checked you Vitamin panel B12
Thyroid there is a list of things that cause depression that are physical but most doctors don't check for them they just give you an antidepressants with horrid side effects and withdrawal rather then a vitamin you body is lacking.... look it up!!!
chrissy

Kingston Upon Thames, UK

#255 Jun 21, 2012
btd wrote:
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I would personally rather cry 3-4 times a wk. but thats just me. I wonder how long the crying lasts as withdrawal is every minute of every day and lasts for years.
How about diet and exercise or church or ....????anything else has your doctor checked you Vitamin panel B12
Thyroid there is a list of things that cause depression that are physical but most doctors don't check for them they just give you an antidepressants with horrid side effects and withdrawal rher then a vitamin you body is lacking.... look it up!!!
Hey Btd, I have recently been tested over a number of months and have b12 deficiency, don't know if I was like that before prozac nearly 5 years ago. Got to have injections twice a week.
Chris

Canada

#256 Jun 30, 2012
I have been on Venlafaxine for almost a year, I smoke pot, have done mdma and occasionally drink, this has been a savior for me. If I quit drinking and chose not to do mdma I think if feel even Better, I do mean maybe once a year, and smoke pot daily. I'm sure not a good mix but I still feel Better than I did not taking it
mona gillis

Margaree, Canada

#257 Jul 14, 2012
ghost wrote:
What would happen if I just stop taking this effexor after taking it for a few months?
i want to know what happens also
mona gillis

Margaree, Canada

#258 Jul 14, 2012
i want to know what happens when stopping this these pills
btd

Oshawa, Canada

#259 Jul 16, 2012
chrissy wrote:
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Hey Btd, I have recently been tested over a number of months and have b12 deficiency, don't know if I was like that before prozac nearly 5 years ago. Got to have injections twice a week.
B12 when it is low causes depression and I do not know if ads cause low b12 it would not surprise me as b12 can be lowered if the gut chemistry is changed I know for sure proton pump inhibitors cause low b12 they lower the acid in the stomach many people on ads get gerd are given ppi drug to treat the gerd which cause low b12 which causes depression and around and around we go.
all antidepressants change the serotonin level in the gut as do all antahistomines.
btd

Oshawa, Canada

#260 Jul 16, 2012
They never check for biological causes that are easy to fix like b12.. when looking for a cause for depression they just go right for the script pad to get he kickbacks from pharma... bastards.
there are lots of things that can be treated easily that are never looked at.. can't recall them all just now but I have listed them here before.
Robert

Bowmanville, Canada

#261 Jul 23, 2012
I have been on it for a year I feel fine I'm on150 but I have noticed if I miss a few days I get dizzy an like a shock feelin in my arm if your on it don't drink it will make it worse and talk to your doctor you may be to high or low
Sean

Kitchener, Canada

#262 Sep 1, 2012
I'm on it(novo-venvafaxine XR) 75mg, I noticed by taking a full capsule I experienced rigerous side effects like crazy mood swings and feelings that were not usual. Suicidal thoughts and feelings, once I experienced this I cut back to half a capsule a day...(Open the capsule, split the medicine, put in napkin... swallow) I found the unusual feelings and thoughts were less intense and did not last as long. After a while I began to realize the thoughts are coming from somewhere and may actually have some meaning to them, you have to understand that. Taking your own life or someone elses is not the answer. The pills work great!
Doug

Victoria, Canada

#264 May 15, 2013
I was on cetalapram for about two years - loved it. It totally stabilized me in such a positive way. The problem was I gained some weight while on this drug, so my doc switched me to novo-venlafaxine XR. I had no problem starting it... when I missed for a few days (I just forgot to take it) I started getting very dizzy.. had these dizzy 'head shocks' whenever I moved my eyes or body. No pain, no nausea.

It was the second time I went throught it... the first time i didn't piece it together. It lowers my sex dive and I have difficulty reaching orgasm. It definitely has lowered my anxiety and gives me more confidence. It also makes me a great driver, which I thought was funny. I have read that you really have to wean yourself off this drug... no cold turkey. I agree.
Sofi

Grodno, Belarus

#266 Jul 9, 2013
Dianne

Kitchener, Canada

#267 Aug 19, 2013
kylie wrote:
i do not like this drug. i've been off it for a week or so, because i overdosed on it and unable to get any. havent been able to eat because of it, makes me sick if i do eat. i feel dizy all the time and can't sleep.
I've been on it for over a year now. I do find it stabilizes my mood swings but have gained 10 pounds. I joined a gym and work out like crazy 4x a week but can't lose a single pound. I don't know what else to attribute my weight gain to. But I guess I'd rather be a little overweight than depressed...although I find the weight gain kinda depressing too.

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