Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by JaneSmith, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. JaneSmith

    JaneSmith New Member

    My co-worker's daughter has FM. Her doctor placed her on Effexor. He said she can be on it for life. That it was safe. What is Effexor?

  2. Shalala

    Shalala New Member

    It falls into the anti-depressants category BUT it did help me for a long time (maybe about 15 months?). Then I went on Cymbalta (very costly) and that helped for about 8 months. I am now being weaned off that and onto Welbutrin. I also take fioricet (migraines) and skelaxin (muscle relaxer). I take those sparingly since fioricet is a narcotic and skelaxin knocks me out ... lol. I really liked the effexor BUT I seem to build up an immunity to these drugs and have to be switched to something else since I was already at the max dose. But it really helped me with chest pains/anxiety and mood.

    Search under Effexor.com (they have a very informative web site)

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