I have been taking 37.5 mg of Effexor XR to treat neurocardiogenic syncope and poor blood pressure and pulse regulation for the past three months. The results have been outstanding. I had some moderate GI disturbance for the first few days and some sleeplessness for about a month, but that was worth it in return for remarkably good control of my pulse and blood pressure. Previously I had been being paced often and had had several hospital admissions for low blood pressure, high blood pressure and heart rhythm issues.
I'm very happy for you... at this moment I stopped the effexor and the doctor gave me cortisone because I have exams and it takes about 6 weeks for the effexor to kick in.. and it would have been too long.. the cortisone helps a little bit more on short term.. but in two weeks I'm gonna start effexor again..
I can't wait now that I have seen your post.. I have the same issues.. neurocardiogenic syncope.. pacing heart... high blood pressure.. low blood pressure.. damnn.. It's like going through hell.. headaches and tiredness.. visual disturbances.. ff
but hey.. antidepressants cured me last time too.. so I'm positive I'll recover.. I wish u the best! and thank you for your post and hope.. :)
before I answer ... you should know I was a previous Effexor user. For me, and many of my colleagues stopping Effexor can be very difficult, physically and emotionally. Perhaps consider other medications such as Midrodine. That has worked for me.