Derek Posted June 25, 2012 Share Posted June 25, 2012 Hey again. I have been on Effexor XR 300 mg going on about 2 years now. It's truly been a wonderful drug for me. I am not so anxious on it and I'm glad I found it. I often feel like this is how it should have been for me.... However from time to time I get the worry demon. The "what if" And the what if right now is about the long term use of it. If one day I'm going to wake up some kind of nightmare as a result of long term use or if the Effexor poops out and I'm unable to find any other drugs to help. So just looking for some reassurances, but also be honest. What are the effects of Long Term use? I havent seen too much. I've heard the withdrawals are bad, but I'm not as worried about the wds as I've generally gotten off the majority of ADs with hardly any SEs. My PDoc swears they are safe and he's had people on them for 20+ years, but in my head I just tell myself "he's just telling me that to make me feel better" Thanks in advance. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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