I'm curious about everyone's experiences with Effexor. So far for me it makes me feel sorta normal ish but missing one day is fucking horrible. I don't think I want this in my system. I'm getting off once winter is done. Like. March. I don't want the awful mental comedown that I experience. I don't like that it fucks with me so bad. It's just so icky. I don't even know honestly. I'm just curious if anyone has had an experience and is willing to share.
My roommates been on it for about 3-4 weeks now and she absolutely loves it. She doesn't feel any side effects and it makes her feel a lot better. She's never missed a day so far though so idk about that part. I'm sorry you're having a bad experience and I hope you find the right meds soon <3
The thing about asking people about their experiences with medications is that it's rarely ever going to be a reliable source. Medication can work entirely different for each individual person. If I tell you, hey, I liked x medication but it kinda gave me headaches, that tells you nothing except how that medication works for me and my specific symptoms. (And even if we did experience the same exact symptoms, we could react differently to the same medication.) The best thing you can do when trying any new medication is to research it, be aware of any potential side effects, and keep an eye out for them.
Missing one day of most medications can lead to terrible withdrawal symptoms! This isn't abnormal. You just need to be really on top of making sure you don't miss medications. And if you DO decide to quit, make sure you cut back (your doctor can tell you how!) rather than quitting cold turkey. Like if you're on 225 mg, you may want to go down to the 150 mg, then down to 75 mg. Even then, adjusting can be rough, but it'll still be easier than just quitting.
SSRIs and SSNRIs can cause pretty horrible withdrawal effects just from missing one day, which is strange as they often take 2-4 weeks to start to work. I've never been on effexor, but I take prozac right now and it makes me feel relatively stable, even if slightly numb, but if I miss a day or two I can either crash horribly or become manic.
No experience with effexor, but I was on duloxetine (Cymbalta) for a few months. When I missed a day, I'd be too sick to function for the next 36 hours or so. However, taking it on time every day kept me feeling amazing. I still switched to a different medication, though. We'll see how this one goes.....
Take some time and think about what's going to be the best option for you! Trying other medications is sometimes an option (depending on where you live and such). However, you might end up discovering that other medications don't work as well. Just remember that finding the right medication and dosage might take a while. <3