I had to discontinue taking effexor because of poor liver values. I also wanted to quit this medication because it had a big effect on my physical performance in sports. When playing soccer, I was exhausted earlier and was sweating heavily.
My doctor suggested taking Cipralex (Escitalopran) or Ixel. Ixel is eliminated from the body by the kidneys, Cipralex by the liver, so I have the fear, that the bad liver values will come back with cipralex.
On the other hand, I read that Ixel has a big influence on the physical performance and that it increases the pulse rate heavily.
Do you have any suggestions for me which medicament could suit me the best? Coming of the effexor I realize how much this medicament increased my quality of living, I only wish there weren't the side effects.
Thank you very much!