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Effexor???

karbear
Posts: 166
Joined: Aug 2001

Hi ,just came back from onc and he put me on Effexor XR, was wondering if anyone is taking this? He thinks because of me not sleeping that its making me feel so awful during the day,the achiness, and it will help with any depression if thats what else i'm dealing with. I am hoping this helps. God Bless...Karin

24242
Posts: 1416
Joined: Mar 2001

It is true how much the body can be effected by not getting enough sleep or not reaching the spot where we are totally at rest and cells are healing. I take amitryptoline which helps me to sleep better.
Good for you, keep going,
Tara

karbear
Posts: 166
Joined: Aug 2001

Thanks again Tara for your support. I do hope this works . I am looking forward to feeling better. Thanks and God Bless, Karin

nasa2537
Posts: 317
Joined: Apr 2002

I have never taken it but know some folks who have. Just keep being mon itored so they get the dosage correct. And remember, it takes anti-depressants sometimes a week or up to 3 weeks to really start making a big difference. Please let us know how you're doing! God bless, Cyndi

karbear
Posts: 166
Joined: Aug 2001

Thanks Cyndi for your response. I am hope this helps, the onc has put me on the very lowest dose. We shall see. Thanks again. God Bless, Karin

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