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Re: AT MY WITS END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by J9 on September 12, 2003, at 11:42:18

In reply to Re: AT MY WITS END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! J9, posted by soccermom on September 12, 2003, at 8:05:55

> Hi there Janine! I can't believe that today I am reading what sounds like me!! I too have the EXACT same problem with my husband. In fact, the last 2 weeks he has been just enraged that I can't just "get over it already". He too doesn't seem to understand that it is a physical problem that we can't just turn on and off. Last night he all but said he couldn't take it anymore and that he was done with me until I was a "normal" wife. He too has made the statement about having an affair because of my lack of interest. When I am making progress, he thinks it should be more and quicker and when it doesn't last he is furious and wants to know why! Does yours not believe that the doctor knows what he is doing? Mine doesn't and thinks that he is going to go with me and set him straight about how I am acting! I too have 2 kids and I do everything for them and go to everything that I have to. I haven't stopped all of that but because I am in bed when he gets home from work or in the middle of the day when he is home he feels that is all I do and I need to just get up and get moving. Yours too? I too could sleep all day just to relieve the pain. I am currently feeling so sick from going down on the pain meds to get off of it. Awful feeling!!! I know how hard it is for you and I too feel it each day too! It is good to hear that someone else out there feels the same as I do. I think that always help us to feel that we are not alone. That is why I joined this group so that I could see that I was not alone with things! I hope it will help you to know that I feel the same way and that there are probably others out there too. Please try to hang in there. You can e-mail me anytime you want if you need to talk. Or post and I will make sure that I check each day. I go to the psy. doc today and we shall see what he says this time! Please, know that there are others out there to help you!!! Anytime!!!

I am so happy to know that there are others out there like me. My husband really is not a jerk, he is actually very good to me and the kids. He is just a jerk when it comes to this situation. My hubby does not believe what the doctor was doing is right for me. He made an appointment for me to see his pdoc and he was the one who suggested that I go on Effexor. I have been on this for 4 days now. I have NO SEs, but neither have I felt and "relief". I have been on ADs for most fo my adult life, it all started with post-partum when my first was born 17 years ago. But have yet to find an AD that works for me.

I am so happy to see all the support here. I got up this morning and saw this support and I have a somewhat better outlook on life.

Thanks everyone

 

For Zinya

Posted by Music on September 12, 2003, at 12:04:12

In reply to Anyone had success on Effexor XR? , posted by jp on October 24, 1999, at 14:59:14

Z,

Thank you for your post. I know I need to take some control back in my life. I used to be so assertive, but now the depression is so bad and dark it is hard. I put on this "everything is okay face" at work, but inside I am dying. I want to reach out for help more but it is hard for me. I was the person who had the stuff together all the time. But it is hard to be perfect all the time. I am very tired. I think that is why I want to die. My poor husband tries to understand but is so clueless. I am going to therapy in about an hour so maybe I'll tell her that I am really struggling. My PsyDoc upped my Effexor XR to 300mg per day. 150mg in the AM and 150 mg at 3:00p.m. I wonder if I will ever get better and if I will have to be on meds forever. I ask my PsyDoc yesterday about the med part and she said as long as I am feeling the way I do I will have to be on meds. She said I need to get my life together with therapy and work out issues of the past to off my meds. I just started my med in June 03' and I have never been on any other med before. I always thought I was just stressed out I never knew that I was really sick with an actual illness. Anyway, please post me back. Thanks again for your post.

Music

 

For Angelina

Posted by Music on September 12, 2003, at 12:28:47

In reply to Re: AT MY WITS END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, posted by J9 on September 12, 2003, at 11:42:18

A,

Hey I am looking forward to getting a post from you when you get back. I am going to my therapist in about hour. She wanted to see me 2 times this week, because of my dark thoughts. Of course you know I not have seen her much the last 3 weeks because her mom died so she was out of the office. I hate having to go back to work after a session because usually I have an appointment after work where I can go straight home afterward. Oh well, I plan on for this weekend going and getting a massage my husband bought me a 90 minute one and I am very excited about the massage. I need it after the week I have had. Anyway, post me soon. Maybe we could exchange e-mails if you want too, just let me know.

Music

 

Re: AT MY WITS END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! J9

Posted by zinya on September 12, 2003, at 12:40:04

In reply to Re: AT MY WITS END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, posted by J9 on September 12, 2003, at 11:42:18

hi again Janine,

It's too soon to feel Effexor effects. I hope it works for you. One possibility to try if it doesn't is something i discussed in a post yesterday that has Omega-3 in the title... The new study where Omega-3 proved significant for people who had found no success with any other a-d might mean you too could find benefit...

One other thing: Since it started in postpartum, have you had a really full hormonal workup (FSH levels included, and testosterone levels too) to see if there might be something hormonal instead that needs redressing??

wishing you well,
zinya

 

Re: AT MY WITS END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! J9

Posted by zinya on September 12, 2003, at 12:48:49

In reply to Re: AT MY WITS END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, posted by J9 on September 12, 2003, at 11:42:18

Are you going to see your husband's pdoc again? If so, I would tell him/her that your husband is threatening you with having an affair. *That* is something HE needs to work on, badly.

I hear you not wanting us to overreact to him, but that is a bad-news sign you should not underestimate nor internalize into your own level of self-esteem - it's a VERY toxic thing he's doing which, if he's depressed too, is indicative of things he needs help with...

in my 2c opinion
wishing you peace of mind, j9
z.

 

Re: AT MY WITS END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by J9 on September 12, 2003, at 13:00:46

In reply to Re: AT MY WITS END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! J9, posted by zinya on September 12, 2003, at 12:40:04

Z

Had a FULL workup on Tuesday, included all hormone levels including thyroid. All were in the normal range. Sugar was up a little, I am not diabetic, and potassium was low. I have to have a fasting blood test done on Monday. Tuesday I start 75 mg.

I was also wondering when I boost up to 15 mg in two weeks, I will be taking two 75mg, should I take both capsules in the morning or 1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon?

Thanks again for everyone's support

Janine

 

Re: anyone had weight gain? cathyhil

Posted by EmmaL on September 12, 2003, at 23:52:44

In reply to Re: anyone had weight gain? cathyhil, posted by willie on September 12, 2003, at 7:07:06

Yes, yes, yes! After 2 years and 4 months on Effexor XR, I gained approximately 30 pounds. Two doctors (my primary and my new-found, thank goodness! for her!!!) cannot understand why I may have gained weight on a med that I was, supposedly, supposed to lose weight on. Go figure! Our bodies are all very different. Some doctors do not understand this, from my experience. This med just played a major game with my metabolism. I had the same reaction when I took Paxil 8 years ago (for about 6 months). I am currently going off Effexor XR (1 week on 75 mg and 1 week on 37.5 mg). It has not been bad so far. I had the white noise in my ears (gone, now), but am now at the point where I am weak and a bit disoriented. I am not hungry, at all. As a result, I have lost some weight (10 pounds), but I am eating like a bird! However, my sleeping patterns are in total disarray. I find it very difficult to get to sleep at night, or should I say, in the morning?? I am in serious danger of losing my job right now, which is probably helping me with weight loss. Just put it this way, I slept in a too few many times. Effexor is definitely not my friend. So, I am losing some of the gained weight I had on Effexor XR, but it is all due, I think, to anxiety. Take care, and let me know how you, and anyone else following this thread, are doing.
Sincerely,
EmmaL

 

Anyone Had Success on Effexor XR?Message For Music

Posted by EmmaL on September 13, 2003, at 3:22:36

In reply to For Zinya, posted by Music on September 12, 2003, at 12:04:12

Dear Music,
Since I have been following this thread for some time for information about Effexor XR, I have read your messages. I feel your sadness and hope that you will soon feel better. I am presently being weened off of Effexor and hope that I will find something better for myself. It made me way too tired, although it did take care of the anxiety. Also, I am still sweating buckets. Hopefully, this, too, shall pass. Take care! I am thinking of you and praying for you. Sincerely,
EmmaL

 

Re: Anyone Had Success on Effexor XR?Message For M

Posted by Salty_dog on September 13, 2003, at 3:53:25

In reply to Anyone Had Success on Effexor XR?Message For Music, posted by EmmaL on September 13, 2003, at 3:22:36

To All on this BB,
I am still here. Saw my Dr. today (Yesterday) and all is as planed. I am taking 600mg Effexor XR each day with Nuerontin at 1800 - 2400 and last but not least, Zyprexa 15mg avg. I have been on this dosage a little more than a week.

I have already lost everything due to my Bi-Polar: My marrige, My home, My job. My Children moved to NC from NJ putting a huge distance on my relationship with them (5 and 7 years old). I am looking for work and need to be at the top of my game. Every time I get a 'snag' I go through a 'technical interview' which is done on the phone and lasts for hours. I am not currently depressed, nor am I manic. I was awakened at this time due to a Fire alarm (which was false but loud). I fixed the Fire alarm and had a compulsion to check my e-mail. I have started to integrate Omega III into my regime. I have questions about the dosage of Omega III (the bottle say 1-2 three times a day - 1000 mg capsuls). I am trying the Omega III as a subsitute for the Effexor XR. I will be hard to compete with 600 mg of Effexor XR. I wish all of you a speedy and happy recovery.

> Dear Music,
> Since I have been following this thread for some time for information about Effexor XR, I have read your messages. I feel your sadness and hope that you will soon feel better. I am presently being weened off of Effexor and hope that I will find something better for myself. It made me way too tired, although it did take care of the anxiety. Also, I am still sweating buckets. Hopefully, this, too, shall pass. Take care! I am thinking of you and praying for you. Sincerely,
> EmmaL

 

Redirect: AT MY WITS END!

Posted by Dr. Bob on September 13, 2003, at 16:12:26

In reply to Re: AT MY WITS END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! J9, posted by zinya on September 12, 2003, at 12:48:49

> Are you going to see your husband's pdoc again? If so, I would tell him/her that your husband is threatening you with having an affair. *That* is something HE needs to work on, badly...

Sorry to interrupt, this is a good discussion, but since it doesn't have to do with medication, I'd like to redirect it to Psycho-Social-Babble. Here's a link:

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/social/20030913/msgs/259707.html

Bob

 

Excessive Sweating, and Effexor... is this normal?

Posted by ShelbyLane on September 14, 2003, at 5:21:43

In reply to Anyone Had Success on Effexor XR?Message For Music, posted by EmmaL on September 13, 2003, at 3:22:36

wow, your not kidding about the sweats! Although i am not quiting effexor, i have just started taking it!!....Is this a normal side effect? gosh i hope it goes away, lol it is a bit embarrassing! I also have a question about taking effexor.... If i started taking effexor say at 6:30 each morning, should i continue taking it at the same time? I have noticed a bit of a change but nothing drastic... how long before i notice a difference?

ShelbyLane
Ontario, Canada

 

Re: Excessive Sweating, and Effexor... is this normal?

Posted by BJL on September 14, 2003, at 8:57:59

In reply to Excessive Sweating, and Effexor... is this normal?, posted by ShelbyLane on September 14, 2003, at 5:21:43

Yeah, the doctor stressed that I take it at the same time each day...if you decide that time of day isn't going to work for you then I was told to move it an hour either direction each day until the desired time is reached. Good luck!

 

For Music

Posted by Angelina on September 14, 2003, at 14:17:11

In reply to For Angelina, posted by Music on September 12, 2003, at 12:28:47

> A,
>
> Hey I am looking forward to getting a post from you when you get back. I am going to my therapist in about hour. She wanted to see me 2 times this week, because of my dark thoughts. Of course you know I not have seen her much the last 3 weeks because her mom died so she was out of the office. I hate having to go back to work after a session because usually I have an appointment after work where I can go straight home afterward. Oh well, I plan on for this weekend going and getting a massage my husband bought me a 90 minute one and I am very excited about the massage. I need it after the week I have had. Anyway, post me soon. Maybe we could exchange e-mails if you want too, just let me know.
>
> Music

> I only have a second-running out the door to a birthday party. Since I've bendadryl'd myself off Effexor, I probably shouldn't post here anymore. Feel free to email me: abogart99@aol.com.
More later,
Angelina

 

Re: Excessive Sweating, and Effexor... is this normal? » ShelbyLane

Posted by EmmaL on September 14, 2003, at 16:45:25

In reply to Excessive Sweating, and Effexor... is this normal?, posted by ShelbyLane on September 14, 2003, at 5:21:43

Re the sweating phenomenon with Effexor: apparently some people do have excessive sweating from what I have read and heard about. For me, it never did go away or improve. C'est la vie, I guess.

 

withdrawl and anxiety from effexor Dr. Bob

Posted by soccermom on September 14, 2003, at 20:08:34

In reply to Redirect: AT MY WITS END!, posted by Dr. Bob on September 13, 2003, at 16:12:26

To all who helped with their thoughts thanks a bunch. I went to the doctor Friday and he decreased the Effexor to try to wean me off of it and added Klonopin to it and increased my Lexapro. So far as long as I take the Effexor once a day I don't have as bad withdrawls but still don't feel right and the bp is still high. The Klonopin seems to work as long as I take it enough time before I have to be somwhere that make the anxiety and panic worse. It doesn't relieve it all the way and I still feel bad. I questioned my psy doc about the side effects of withdrawl from Effexor and he said that they don't exist and that what I was feeling was just the result of high blood pressure. I told him that I had read a lot of research on it and he said no that just wasn't true. So,how do you tell him he is wrong? Well, hope all is feeling! Thanks again and hope to hear from you again! Brenda

 

Re: withdrawl and anxiety from effexor soccermom

Posted by Snorpes on September 15, 2003, at 3:08:17

In reply to withdrawl and anxiety from effexor Dr. Bob, posted by soccermom on September 14, 2003, at 20:08:34


Sometimes I think Drs. should try to switch themselves instead of reading so much of the pharmacudical literature! I just switched from Effexor to Lexapro, about a week ago. I felt awful - nausea, dizziness, a little panicky. I thought it was the Lexapro and that possibly I couldn't take it --- I'm hoping to loose some wt. that I have gained on other anti-depressants over the years. Anyway, my dr. told me that it wasn't the Lexapro side effects I was feeling, that it was coming off of the Effexor (225 mg). A week later, I feel much much better, since my body has adjusted to the Lexapro.Without getting chemical about it, my dr. says that Effexor does have more "stuff" in it that makes one hold on to weight--- so why wouldn't it have other side effects like the ones you are experiencing? I never had sweating with Effexor, however, I am really hot all the time! I just don't happen to sweat much!


> To all who helped with their thoughts thanks a bunch. I went to the doctor Friday and he decreased the Effexor to try to wean me off of it and added Klonopin to it and increased my Lexapro. So far as long as I take the Effexor once a day I don't have as bad withdrawls but still don't feel right and the bp is still high. The Klonopin seems to work as long as I take it enough time before I have to be somwhere that make the anxiety and panic worse. It doesn't relieve it all the way and I still feel bad. I questioned my psy doc about the side effects of withdrawl from Effexor and he said that they don't exist and that what I was feeling was just the result of high blood pressure. I told him that I had read a lot of research on it and he said no that just wasn't true. So,how do you tell him he is wrong? Well, hope all is feeling! Thanks again and hope to hear from you again! Brenda

 

Hi Zinya

Posted by willie on September 15, 2003, at 7:23:20

In reply to Re: hi Willie willie, posted by zinya on September 12, 2003, at 9:26:37

Hi Zinya...glad to see you again. Other than the weight gain which I believe is drawing me into a bit of depression, I'm doing well. I've emailed my doctor and explained the situation and advised we will discuss my either going off effexor or increasing the dosage at my next appointment (October). I don't want to change anything yet as my husband and I are going away with friends in early October to Florida so I want to wait until after I return.

How is the coming off of Exexor going? Are you experiencing any side effects?

Good to talk with you...Willie

 

Message for Emmal and Angelina

Posted by Music on September 15, 2003, at 9:00:35

In reply to Anyone Had Success on Effexor XR?Message For Music, posted by EmmaL on September 13, 2003, at 3:22:36

Thank you for your prayers and support. I had a pretty good weekend I guess. My husband bought me a 90 minutes massage on Saturday. That was really needed. And church went well on Sunday. Not only am I the pastor's wife but I also lead the praise singers. My PsyDoc upped my dose of Effexor XR to 300mg and I hope and pray that it helps relieve my depression. And bring me some normality back into my life. I went to the Christian Bookstore on Staurday and I bought myself a silver ring that has the word "Peace" on it this mentor that I had in my life use to tell me to do this relaxation techniqe "Breath in PEACE and breath out Distress..." It actually does help some so that is why a bought this ring to remind me of that.

P.S. Angelina I will e-mail you at your personal e-mail AOL box today. Okay. Thanks and have a great day!

 

Re: withdrawl and anxiety from effexor

Posted by laughingisgood on September 15, 2003, at 11:03:56

In reply to withdrawl and anxiety from effexor Dr. Bob, posted by soccermom on September 14, 2003, at 20:08:34

I am currently withdrawing from effexor. It really helps to know that the symptoms I'm experiencing are similar to other people's. It's too bad that doctors who prescribe them are not aware of it! I weaned myself down for about a month and have not taken any for a week! Each day gets a little better. Headache is gone, nausea is almost gone, "brain buzz" or "brain shivers" are less frequent and less intense. I have set aside this time for this purpose, and am taking things really easy and am avoiding stressful situations . I'm spending most time with my dog, who has unconditional love for me and I for her. I just keep telling myself that these are uncomfortable sensations, but I CAN do it , and I'm worth it. The withdrawal symptoms SUCK, but I am happy to be getting my emotions back. The meds mask the problems, the meds don't cure them. I intend to deal with "social anxiety" and the ensueing depression by non drug means.

 

Re: withdrawl and anxiety from effexor

Posted by Jeb on September 15, 2003, at 11:08:02

In reply to Re: withdrawl and anxiety from effexor soccermom, posted by Snorpes on September 15, 2003, at 3:08:17

Pardon while I jump in here. I took Effexor XR for 5 years. It worked wonders for my anxiety. I also lost 40 lbs during the first 4 months I took it, although that is probably the result of the "anxiety eating" I do. After 5 years of taking it, it didn't seem to work for me anymore... my anxiety was back up and I was becoming depressed. Curiously, when I was going throught withdrawl, my anxiety dropped...go figure. The withdrawl was not too bad after the first month or so :) lightheadedness, dizziness... But I swore I'd never go back on it just because I didn't like the withdrawl effects. (yes, I tapered off -can't imagine going "cold turkey"). Well, here I am, 3 years without any antidepressants and I am starting to feel overwhelming sadness. My doctor thinks this is part of menopause, and has put me on Evista for calcium uptake, and Lexapro for the emotional end of menopause. (HRT didn't seem to help) Has anyone taken Lexapro and then gone off? Is the withdrawl the same as Effexor? I have to say that I am feeling not as weepy as I did before I started, but I do seem to have a motivation problem that has developed over the two weeks I've been on it. Like I sit and read all day. On the up side, I don't eat as much -not that it has resulted in any weight loss as of yesterday. Is this lack of energy/motivation typical with Lexapro? Does it go away after a while? If you take Effexor for years, then go off because it doesn't seem to work any more, will it work after a few years of abstinence? (I would consider going back on it, if this is the case...but the Lexapro just doesn't seem to be doing anything much for me.)
I would appreciate any comments you all may have.

 

Re: withdrawl and anxiety from effexor

Posted by BJL on September 15, 2003, at 16:40:35

In reply to Re: withdrawl and anxiety from effexor, posted by laughingisgood on September 15, 2003, at 11:03:56

Laughing.....how soon after your last dose did you start experiencing withdrawal symptoms? Since I am weaning off, I want to make sure that I semi-sort of plan for the "just in case" scenario and make sure I have some down time if I do experience withdrawals. Any advice is greatly appreciated. BTW, did you try Benadryl for your withdrawal symptoms?

 

can't sleep lying down...

Posted by Alabama on September 15, 2003, at 22:22:09

In reply to Anyone had success on Effexor XR? , posted by jp on October 24, 1999, at 14:59:14

Hi. I've been on ADs since I was 10 and have been on every kind there is out there. Right now I'm on just effexor xr because I told my doc that I wanted my meds simplified and she put me on effexor xr. I've been takin it for over a year. When I forget to take it I have the brain pauses, nausea, edginess and most everything mentioned here so far. But I have one side effect that noone has mentioned and I was wondering if I'm the only one who has it. Anyways, if I skip my meds for more than a day I can't sleep lying down. When I go to sleep I have these weird kinda nightmares where I can't breathe, my jaws spasm and twitch, and I have to fight to come out of it. I wake up 5 mins after I go to sleep. I can feel my jaws spasming and I asked my sis to sit and watch me fall asleep like this and she said my mouth really was twitching and I looked kind of like I was having a seizure. I figured out that if I sleep propped up, I don't do this. I find this very bizarre. Has anyone else experienced anything similar?

 

can't sleep lying down...

Posted by Alabama on September 15, 2003, at 22:23:14

In reply to Anyone had success on Effexor XR? , posted by jp on October 24, 1999, at 14:59:14

Hi. I've been on ADs since I was 10 and have been on every kind there is out there. Right now I'm on just effexor xr because I told my doc that I wanted my meds simplified and she put me on effexor xr. I've been takin it for over a year. When I forget to take it I have the brain pauses, nausea, edginess and most everything mentioned here so far. But I have one side effect that noone has mentioned and I was wondering if I'm the only one who has it. Anyways, if I skip my meds for more than a day I can't sleep lying down. When I go to sleep I have these weird kinda nightmares where I can't breathe, my jaws spasm and twitch, and I have to fight to come out of it. I wake up 5 mins after I go to sleep. I can feel my jaws spasming and I asked my sis to sit and watch me fall asleep like this and she said my mouth really was twitching and I looked kind of like I was having a seizure. I figured out that if I sleep propped up, I don't do this. I find this very bizarre. Has anyone else experienced anything similar?

 

Re: withdrawl and anxiety from effexor Jeb

Posted by Snorpes on September 16, 2003, at 9:54:45

In reply to Re: withdrawl and anxiety from effexor, posted by Jeb on September 15, 2003, at 11:08:02


I would think that going back on Effexor might help. It does seem that your body does build up an immunity over time - I did the same on Prozac, and had to switch after 5 yrs. So far, the Lexapro seems to be working fine and I'm hopeful that I might be no so resistant to loosing weight on it.

> Pardon while I jump in here. I took Effexor XR for 5 years. It worked wonders for my anxiety. I also lost 40 lbs during the first 4 months I took it, although that is probably the result of the "anxiety eating" I do. After 5 years of taking it, it didn't seem to work for me anymore... my anxiety was back up and I was becoming depressed. Curiously, when I was going throught withdrawl, my anxiety dropped...go figure. The withdrawl was not too bad after the first month or so :) lightheadedness, dizziness... But I swore I'd never go back on it just because I didn't like the withdrawl effects. (yes, I tapered off -can't imagine going "cold turkey"). Well, here I am, 3 years without any antidepressants and I am starting to feel overwhelming sadness. My doctor thinks this is part of menopause, and has put me on Evista for calcium uptake, and Lexapro for the emotional end of menopause. (HRT didn't seem to help) Has anyone taken Lexapro and then gone off? Is the withdrawl the same as Effexor? I have to say that I am feeling not as weepy as I did before I started, but I do seem to have a motivation problem that has developed over the two weeks I've been on it. Like I sit and read all day. On the up side, I don't eat as much -not that it has resulted in any weight loss as of yesterday. Is this lack of energy/motivation typical with Lexapro? Does it go away after a while? If you take Effexor for years, then go off because it doesn't seem to work any more, will it work after a few years of abstinence? (I would consider going back on it, if this is the case...but the Lexapro just doesn't seem to be doing anything much for me.)
> I would appreciate any comments you all may have.

 

Re: AT MY WITS END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! zinya

Posted by Snorpes on September 16, 2003, at 10:03:13

In reply to Re: AT MY WITS END!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! J9, posted by zinya on September 12, 2003, at 12:40:04

When I was on Effexor I was told to take 75mg in the a.m. and 75mg in the evening. My dr. asked me if I was weepy or out of sorts in the a.m., and I said yes -- then he suggested splitting the dosage to sort of "even" out the 24 hr. period. Hope this helps!


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