Is anyone taking effexor?

United States
August 26, 2010 1:41pm CST
I'm taking effexor xr. I have took effexor on and off through out the years. It has helped me a lot with my depression. I want to hear others feedback for this medication. Be it good or bad. Tell me if it worked for you or if it didn't.
2 responses
• United States
23 Feb 11
I can tell you here and now that I've taken at least five other medications for depression. Effexor XR is the only one that has helped virtually eliminate all symptoms of my clinical depression.. One side effect is dry throat. But i just pop a lozenge or drink some water and I'm good to go.
• United States
26 Aug 10
I actually just started taking effexor this last month. It wasn't quite kicked in yet but I feel like it's helping me with my sleep. I used to sleep up to 10 hours every night because of my depression. Now I'm getting down to 8 or 9 hours and not feeling overly tired. It may take a while for it to fully work but this is completely different from any other medication I've tried, so I'm hoping it will work with my situation better than those.