Hi, I was put on generic form of Effexor, but when I saw a second doctor, he asked why I had been changed from Effexor to the generic form (forget its name). I said the doctor I usually see had put me on it, and I presumed it was cheaper.
This 2nd doctor looked it up, and said there was little difference in the cost, and would I like to go back on Effexor XL? I said yes. That was a year ago, and I am still on 150mg Effexor XL.
I feel really well. All my anxieties and panics have gone, along with the depression. I know not everybody gets the same benefit as me from Effexor. I also do not know if there is much difference in the original, and the generic form. I may have felt just as well on the generic. I do know that because I have been well on Effexor in the past, I am relieved I am on it now.
Been on Effexor XR for maybe 4yrs and recently rec. venlafaxine instead via mailorder.
I assumed Effexor XR must have just gone generic. I have been on venlafaxine for about 3 weeks and just do not feel "right". Very tired- especially around 2-3 pm and started gaining weight again. Originally gained 30lbs until added Wellbutrin 300mg to the Effexor. Also my mind is not as sharp, having more headaches, bloated stomach and crabby.