I went to the doctor yesterday and thought I’d update you guys on med changes. I look forward to any feedback about your own experiences with meds.
I was on Prozac and Buspar for a year. I was taking 40 mg of Prozac in the morning, Xanax before bed to help me sleep, and 15 mg of Buspar twice a day for anxiety. It wasn’t really helping so my doctor switched me to 150mg of Effexor XR about a month ago.
I gained 17 lbs in the past month, however she said it isn’t from the Effexor; that 50% of people lose weight. She also is weaning me off of the Buspar and on Monday night I will be taking Tofranil once a day at bedtime.
She also thinks maybe I have ADHD, because I mentioned that over the past year I’ve had a lot of trouble concentrating and staying on task and it is getting progressively worse. She wants me to get tested for it.
So what do you guys think? Has anyone taken Effexor XR or Tofranil? What were your experiences with those?