I've been on Effexor XR for about 5+ years now. Tried to wean myself off and did for a bit but ended taking it again after a year or so. Withdrawals were horrible but manageable. I'm taking 150mg/day. Sex drive is low, as with many anti-depressants. It did help with my cluster migraines though it came back after lowering my dose to half. Now I take Imitrex when a get an attack.
I can go afor about 2 days without Effexor but i'd rather not...we all know the consequences. I wonder if I'll be on this for life?
My night sweats are back and feels like it is getting worse. Those lucid weird dreams are long gone for me (I believe it only happened the first year?). As far as relationships, I've noticed I've become almost "asexual". Haven't had a girlfriend for a while. I'm only 32 but always had a relationship before this drug (now that I think about it).
Anybody else in the same situation as I am?
Published On: April 09, 2008