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Thread: effexor

  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    Sep 2017


    Hi I am new to this site and am trying to find out others experience with Effexor. Everything I've read on line is horrible and due to my anxiety, I'm afraid to try it. I'm currently on celexa for many years and have generalized anxiety. any info would be appreciated

  2. #2
    Senior Member
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    Oct 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Hi Lisa,

    Effexor is very similar to all the SSRIs (including Celexa). I switched to it because my brother did (apparently it has less sexual side effects) and didn't notice much difference. It is one of the hardest to come off though.

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    Chaos isn't a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some, are given a chance to climb. They refuse, they cling to the realm or the gods or love. Illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is. —Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish, Game of Thrones

  3. #3
    Senior Member
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    Mar 2014
    Atlanta, Georgia US
    Effexor is a hard one to come off of. You have to go slowly. Why do you want to change from Celexa? Do you feel the Effexor will give you more help? It could because the chemical structure of it is a little different from the SSRI's. Has your doctor discussed increasing the Celexa if you need more help?



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