Generic Name: Efudex
What is Efudex?
He immeaditly wrpte me a perscription of 75mg for 4 weeks then 37. I went through about 2 weeks of withdraws after taking my last pill. Now I am back to my normal self and having no complaints. As far as the depression goes, It was suggested to me to try taking St. Johns Wort to help. So far it's been about a month now and I am feeling great!!.
I would never take Effexor again!!!!. I will go in debt with therapy before ever taking that stuff again!!!. Posted by: Kelly at May 11, 2007 7:02 AM I have been taking Effexor XR 75 MG for about 3 months, my doctor is actually wanting me to move up to 125 MG, but the way I feel now on it, I know that would be a BIG mistake.
Best of luck for you as well. Do you mean it's been 8 weeks since you started taking the effexor at all or just the higher dose. Some doctors tell me it takes 2 weeks for the stuff to work, some doctors tell me it takes 8 weeks, I don't know who to believe anymore. My feeling when I started taking it was that it took about 4 weeks to feel any improvement, but I had counselling to go with it. One doctor told me about Valium diazepam suggested it would relieve anxiety but then wouldn't give it to me because of the risk of dependence and because it is a depressant.
I asked another doctor for some or something similar but they wouldn't give me any either, instead preferring to up my dose of venlafaxine. And apparently anxiety and insomnia are common side effects of venlafaxine. I've also been told by a psychologist that there is no such thing as anti-anxiety medication and I shouldn't expect any doctor to be able to give me anything that can calm me down. Our society is so anti-drugs that they restrict useful medication from people who need it, but you can go to the supermarket and buy as much alcohol as you want.
Last edited: May 19, 2012 Marcus, May 21, 2012 4 Reputation Points: 85 Joined: Jul 23, 2010 Messages: 34 Male from Australia Hi Johnwilliam. First off, I'm sorry to hear about your less than ideal state of being. It is a good and precious doctor who understands just how traumatic that process can be.
Unfortunately, I have been given some dubious advice in the past from GPs and learned through bitter experience that you have to take care of yourself and meet your doc half-way. It's good to hear that you got some diazepam and that it helps, and I totally get you about the stupidity of restricting some things but allowing others like alcoholBUT I can also understand why your doctor was hesitant to prescribe it.
I think it's a good doctor that hesitates before handing out a script for diazepam.
How should I take Efudex?
Patti Weckerley said this on April 7, 2016 at 2:31 pm Reply This is really odd because I had started Gabapentin now that I recall when this particiular problem surfaced. I have been off for about 3 weeks and i suddenly realized i am doing much better. I have a hard time remembering things, organizing things, paperwork is overwhelming. I feel like I am always in a mental fog. Feeling like I did when I was depressed only not sad or worried.
Have become to be more reckless.
What should I avoid while taking Efudex?
Talk with your healthcare provider if there is something you do not understand or want to learn more about. EFFEXOR XR and other antidepressant medicines may cause serious side effects, including:Keep all follow-up visits with your healthcare provider and call between visits if you are worried about symptoms. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms, or call 911 if an emergency, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:Only some people are at risk for these problems.
You may want to undergo an eye examination to see if you are at risk and receive preventative treatment if you are. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms, or call 911 if an emergency. EFFEXOR XR may be associated with these serious side effects:Do not stop EFFEXOR XR without first talking to your healthcare provider.
Stopping EFFEXOR XR too quickly or changing from another antidepressant too quickly may cause serious symptoms including:EFFEXOR XR is a prescription medicine used to treat depression. It is important to talk with your healthcare provider about the risks of treating depression and also the risks of not treating it.
Efudex side effects
Is this becouse of the pill. Posted by: Jade at January 14, 2011 10:23 PM I highly recommend that you NOT take Effexor. This drug has horrible withdrawal side effects even if you innocently miss one dose. My doctor did not tell me that I couldn't just stop this medication, and I almost admitted myself to the hospital the symptoms were so bad. I'm currently "weening" myself off of this drug. I honestly feel overall like I'm dieing, and I'm not trying to be dramatic.
Common Efudex ide effects may include:
Perhaps that would have been a little gentler on you.
I took effexor for about two and a half years.
I wasted 6 years of my life on that shit.
I want everyone out there to know that, yes, you can get through Effexor withdrawal.
I have gained some weight but I lost some in the beginning. I am really happy on it and it has been great for me and my family. Sandra, mom of 3 and teacher Posted by: sandra at April 30, 2006 7:57 PM I have been taking Effexor for over 3 yrs. The first 2 weeks were terifying, but I was encouraged to "hang in there" I was impressed with the drugs' ability to supress my suicidal thoughts and to ease my ADD for the first time in my life. You see, while on this "head crack" I did things that I would have NEVER done in a million years.
Where can I get more information?
The extended release controlled release version distributes the release of the drug into the gastrointestinal tract over a longer period than normal venlafaxine.
Pros: 300mg of Effexor XR did put a stop to my panic attacks.