I was put on Efexor tablets (venlafaxine) in 2000 to treat one dimension of M.E., that being the depression. I have tried cutting them down, but if I get a virus, I feel in mental hell. I'm on 75mg a day, and there seems no way out of taking them. They slow down metabolism and cause weight gain, I am 3 or 4 sizes bigger since being on these tablets. They also cause high blood pressure for which I'm on tablets. Another of the effects is short term memory loss, disorientation, sleep difficulties, and sporadic anxiety. Is there any hope for me?
You're kidding me right?