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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 the Amazon Bestseller Parkinson's Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life
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Read More about Dr. Okun at: http://movementdisor...hael-s-okun-md/
or Visit Parkinson's Disease treatment and research blogs at:
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or his parkinsonsecrets.com blog for treatment tips





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