My onco nurse just prescribed Effexor for me. I'm looking forward to relief from my depression and from potential hot flashes, but I'm curious about what ill side effects I might expect. Are any of you all taking Effexor?
I too did the menopausal thing. I guess everyone expects depression with that. In my case it was pure and simple pain that caused my depression. Deal with my pain and the depression and exhaustion would go away and it did. To begin with I did most anti depressants and found migrains a common problem. Watch out for.
Be good to yourself,
Holly, I have been on Effexor for about 10 months, shortly after my mastectomy, my Zoloft wasn't cutting it, I found that I was too tired, and so when I wasn't taking it, I had boundless energy, but of course the depression would catch up with me. My ONCOL prescribed effexor and said that that it was a little different, if it worked for me, it would relieve my symtoms and it also had "a little kick-ass" in it! It has seen me through the last 10 months of Chemo, Radiation, MUGA scans, Bone scans, a hysterectomy (3 weeks ago) along with the standard long list of poking and proding, while working full time! I have had NO ill side effects from it... Good Luck :)