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#1 drmpd

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:24 AM

I tried taking Effexor but had bad side effects and stopped taking it after just a few days. The last pill I took was Sunday evening. My symptoms have been so much worse then normal and I am scared it caused permanent progression of the disease. Have you heard of a problem like this with other patients?

#2 Dr. Okun

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:36 PM

I doubt permanent damage, but call your immediately. The worst I have seen over the years is nausea and blood pressure issues, but most people tolerate well.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:28 AM

Thank you - I called my dr last week but he wasn't in. The nurse call me back to say stop taking the drug (I had said in my message that I had stopped) and they gave me an appointment for APRIL. Thankfully, You were right it took a few days but I am feeling like myself again.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:46 AM

Great, keep us posted, and stay close with your doc's office.

Michael S. Okun, M.D.

Author of Amazon Kindle, Paperback and Audio of 10 Breakthrough Therapies for Parkinson's Disease
Author of the Amazon Bestseller Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life
National Medical Director | NPF
UF Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration
Read More about Dr. Okun at: http://movementdisor...hael-s-okun-md/
or Visit Parkinson's Disease treatment and research blogs at:
NPF's What's Hot in Parkinson's disease
or his parkinsonsecrets.com blog for treatment tips





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