Posted by Emmah on August 13, 2001, at 13:06:54
In reply to Effexor XR Dosage, posted by Aquage on August 10, 2001, at 8:56:17
> For people who are succesful on Effexor XR, what dosage are you taking and how long have you been on it?
I have been on 150 mg for about a year and a half and I felt reasonably good on it. But I still felt I could do better. It did make me want to do things again, but I still felt too tired to actually do anything. So finally I convinced my doc to up my dose to 225 mg, to try and find out if I would benefit from the noradrenergic (=activating) effect of higher Effexor doses. That is 7 weeks ago now, and what a difference!!! I feel alive again! No more sadness, feeling unstable and tiredness from my dysthymia. I even feel good enough to go looking for a job again, for the first time in over 2 years. It seems to be terrible to try to come off of Effexor, but now I feel how good I can feel (for the first time in about 20 years) I think I may never ever want to try to live without it again. For me Effexor has really done miracles!