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Old 09-08-2008, 12:22 PM   #1
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how long for effexor to work

how long for effexor to work

 
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:15 PM   #2
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Re: how long for effexor to work

I would like to know also. I started 2 weeks ago first with 37.5 now up to 75 next week I'm supposed to go to 150
i've noticed a little change in my feelings but it keeps me awake at night. I may have to switch and take it in the morning

 
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:06 PM   #3
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Re: how long for effexor to work

I started effexar er 2 weeks ago. Started at 37s and just went up to 75s yesterday. I have noticed a huge difference allready. I feel like I did years ago and it took pain out of my shoulders that I have been suffering over a year with. It just seems to agree with me. I think most people see a change within a month though.

 
Old 09-10-2008, 06:31 AM   #4
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Re: how long for effexor to work

SAXLADY

Do you take your pill in the morning or evening?

I do feel better but can't sleep good at night
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Re: how long for effexor to work

On average it takes four to six weeks to really feel the effects but it should be kept in mind that every time there is a change in the dosage it is going to take another time period of waiting before the true effects are known.
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Old 09-10-2008, 01:29 PM   #6
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Re: how long for effexor to work

Thanks I am on the 75 now ....will go up to 150 Friday

 
Old 09-11-2008, 09:13 PM   #7
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Re: how long for effexor to work

Took 6 weeks for me to start feeling the effects... during that time I had many side effects- dry mouth, blurred vision etc. But they cleared up.

I am only on 75mg but it works very well for me (been on it a year).

It does take time initially to work. I would try it for at least 6 weeks or more and if there's no changes after that or the side effects are too rough then I would consider switching to something else.

 
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Re: how long for effexor to work

Sarah,
Do you take it in the morning or at night...I take mine at night and I can,t sleep

 
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Re: how long for effexor to work

HI SRJ

I take it in the morning because it acts like a stimulant for me and if I take it at night I won't sleep.

Cheers!
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Re: how long for effexor to work

Thanks Sarah,
I think I will call my doctor and see of I can change til Morning too
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Re: how long for effexor to work

I have been depressed for so long, finally went to a doctor tonight and he prescribed me Effexor. Now that I'm reading all about it online, I'm petrified, I'm actually in tears. Do I really want to be on this medication??

 
Old 09-18-2008, 06:05 AM   #12
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Re: how long for effexor to work

Helen,
I felt the same thing but this is my fourth week and I'm telling you I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER.
Try it...everyone reacts different
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Re: how long for effexor to work

I'm just so nervous - I also feel like my head is full of cotton, and I need to concentrate at work...I have to deal with a houseful of people Saturday for my son's birthday and I don't know how I'm going to be able to (especially since I can't even have a couple of beers now).

p.s. - I apologize if two posts come up from me, I wrote one earlier and it didn't show up so I'm writing this real quick.

 
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Re: how long for effexor to work

Take your meds in the morning, as they do energize you making it hard to sleep. After Wellbutrin was added to my treatment I was advised to take them in the morning, so I took them upon getting up(8:30-9:30), and still couldn't sleep. Now my husband gives them to me when he leaves in the morning(6:30), and I now automatically wake at 8:10, almost every morning. This has made such a big difference.

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Re: how long for effexor to work

I actually just left a message with the doctor - I have no appetite, am a bit naseous, and feel very jumpy (keep gritting my teeth) and cannot focus at all - it feels worse then it did this morning, and I took it at 7pm last night. How in the hell am I supposed to function at work feeling like this?

 
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