Re: How long for Effexor to work?
hi fusionqueen --
i also take effexor...75mg. It took my body several weeks to adjust to the med -- but it did what it was supposed to do and I felt better while healing from an 18 month health problem and very emotional/depressed during the time period. My doctor warned me it would be quirky to 'get off of' -- and boy was he right. It took the same 3 weeks to wean myself off of all the 'skin ant'/insomnnia stuff and at the time I vowed I'd never used it again. BUT, another health problem has occurred for me and emotions raged on me again and I desired to be calm for my loving husband.....and for myself, of course. So -- back on it I am..... and once my pain is gone from my 8-month recuperation I know I'll have a dickens of a time getting off of it again. It's a great med --- and it WILL help calm and help you. I think cuddles and flamesabers are right about giving some consideration to the 75 mg. From what I've read about the med, the same withdrawal symptoms come whether you are on 37.5 or 75. Good luck -- I'll be pullin' for you.