Effexor XR has been FDA approved for…
Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Social Anxiety Disorder.
Which is somewhat ironic…
…considering so many patients who attempt to stop taking Effexor report severe anxiety and panic symptoms.
Sometimes much worse anxiety and panic than before starting Effexor.
Also, both anxiety and panic are listed as side effects from taking Effexor. (Even before withdrawal is attempted.)
Does Effexor cause anxiety? I’ve been surprised by the number of people who’ve written me who argue it does.
I’ve received numerous emails from Effexor users who swear they never had anxiety or panic before taking Effexor.
I believe the anxiety or panic was simply waiting to come to the surface. Either way, the emails get a little disconcerting… as Effexor users detail the depth of pain they claim is caused by the Effexor XR they’re taking.
In fact, most of the emails I receive from patients withdrawing from Effexor xr say the anxiety is as bad or worse than the many other side effects they experience. Considering how intensely painful the physical symptoms of withdrawal can be – that’s saying something.
Anxiety and panic disorders can be quite disabling by themselves. I used to be crippled with anxiety… and the threat of another panic attack greatly influenced my lifestyle – limiting where I could go… limiting what I would allow myself to do.
So I can easily understand how someone would feel desperate enough to turn to drugs. Unfortunately, drugs don’t resolve the problem. At best, they hide the symptoms. For a while, anyway…
About half the users of Effexor – taking it for anxiety and panic disorders – receive some sort of symptomatic relief.
Effexor XR is an extremely potent mind-altering drug. (And a new derivative of it, called desvenlafaxine is said to even more potent.)
The fact that so many would resort to such a desperate measure of taking drugs demonstrate just how painful anxiety and panic disorders can be.
But there are alternatives that carry no risk at all.
You don’t have to suffer.
I almost feel guilty because my life has become so enjoyable and so easy. Especially since I remember how miserable I used to be. I was consumed with anxiety and fear every single day.
Basically it comes down to making one slight shift in what you do everyday, and you can watch in amazement as your life slowly begins to start working out in almost every way. Stop running from the fear, and instead try to bring it closer! Of course, there’s a lot more to it than that…
That’s why I’ve written a complete e-book about it. And I’d like to give you a copy for free. All you have to do is write your first name and primary email address into the space below, and you’ll be receiving a link to download the e-book right away.