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Re: Maybe you need a good cup of coffee

Posted by Annie S. on November 21, 1999, at 15:40:21

In reply to antidepressants and side effects, posted by AMY on November 21, 1999, at 1:43:28

Hi Amy,

I've been on Effexor XR for four months. When I first started taking it I had an intense urge to take a nap in the afternoon. Now that I've been on it longer it seems that I do fall asleep a tad bit earlier than I did pre-Effexor XR. All in all it is worth it because I feel so much happier and relaxed. I never was told to give up coffee and still drink my 2-3 cups per day. In fact I definitely need my afternoon cup because of the Effexor XR.

I can relate to your disappearing thoughts. Your comparison to a hard drive is so right on. Sometimes I think I'm getting Alzheimer's. I really don't know why this happens. On the third day I was on Effexor XR on went through a stop sign on a road that I've traveled every day for 10 years. My mind was somewhere else. It really scared me and when I drive I constantly remind myself to stay focused. I've also noticed that when I'm working I have to constantly remind myself of what I'm doing so I don't drift off.

I feel so good about myself and life that I'm willing to be a bit scatter brained in exchange for a chance at a "normal" life. Coffee helps me focus my brain--go get yourself a cup of coffee.
Hope this helps,
Annie S.




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