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The amazing effectiveness of Effexor (medical discussion) for blushing

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Can we have a discussion regarding why this actually works?  If anyone has a medical background it would be helpful. 

Do we all have this hormone/neurotransmitter deficiency?

 

https://universityhealthnews.com/daily/depression/surprising-research-challenges-our-understanding-of-norepinephrine-deficiency/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6291328

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Well, I do not blush or have hot flashes (quite important).  

I feel more focused actually (which was not the intent when I started it).  It's easier for me to concentrate and my mind wanders less.

I'm curious to know how an SNRI (vs SSRI) can actually stop the blushing.

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So no matter how nervous you get about a situation it should stop the flushing? Or just make you less nervous? 

Im considering trying this drug since ets didn’t work well enough for me.

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It does calm my nerves a bit, but I still get nervous thinking I am going to blush and it does not happen.  I would suggest talking to your GP to give it a try.  

 

I am just curious to know why/how this works so well.  I wonder if blushing is a hormone deficiency that results in blushing when we respond to perceived stress.  I wish I started taking this when I was 11.....grrrr.

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Don't drink alcohol whilst taking effexor. You won't function the day after the night before. Due to sky high anxiety symptoms. When I was 11 a drug like this just did not exist. I suffered hideous depression due to lack of serotonin. Been on it for nearly 20 years. It lifted serotonin levels to enable me to lead a relatively normal life.

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I have tryed effexor it helped

but i would say paxil works best

 

but being an antidepressant it effe ta everybody diffrently and can take weeks to work.

i tryed beta blockers  atenolol, propranolol

 

antidepressants 

paxil paroxetine

zoloft  sertraline

effexor  venlaflaxine

and lexapro

 

all very similar far from a cure but helps very little but any help at all is at least a help.

 

the beta blockers are a complete waste time

 

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Effexor pretty much cured my blushing.  95% cured at this stage I'd say and it seems to actually become more effective as time goes on and I've been on it 5 years. Everyone's different, however if you're desperate to rid your blushing like I was, this drug is absolutely worth a try, you can always stop taking it if you don't like it. I'm now able to work as an engineer in a highly stressful environment (an environment I'm trying to get out of) but I would never be able to do this without this tablet as I used to suffer terribly with constant blushing and flushing

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I’ve not been in here for a while and that’s because Effexor has solved a lot of problems for me. I started it at the beginning of the year after reading many good reviews of it. 

I actually can’t remember the last time I blushed, maybe a few months ago and even then it was very mild compared t usual. It used to be a daily occurrence. 

I am now working on the mental side of things with CBT and correcting the thought patterns which have formed after years of suffering this. 

 

I would recommend anyone to try effexor. The only thing I find is that it makes me quite warm generally, other than that it’s been great. 

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