Posted by Nat A. on September 28, 2001, at 11:47:55
In reply to New to effexor xp, posted by Nat A. on September 27, 2001, at 12:09:58
Hi, I am starting effexor xr this morning. It is rather scarey to see how it works or doesn't work for different people. This is the first med that
> I have ever tried. I got it from my gp for anxiety
> and depression. I just feel so glad that i am not the only one with this.. it seems from what I am reading that it is not the "wonder drug" that I
> was hoping for. My gp also gave me some ativan to sleep
> at night.. from what I hear about that, it is horrible stuff and to stay away from it. She said to just take it at night durring the first two weeks as
> I start on the effexor xr. Anyone with any imput for
> me... I would be greatful. This is so scary and new to be taking something although I know I need something. I just want my life back and to
> be able to be "normal" in life. I am starting on 37.5 mg for the
> first week and then bump up to 75 for week two. Thanks!!
>Thanks, Janelle and Jay, I have been so worried since I am new to all of this and greatful for any help learning more and hearing from people have tried
effexor xr, so far all I have been feeling is as if I have had a pot of coffee and I read to avoid that so I have. I have just been doing decaf. Other than
that just not a good nights sleep last night, I wanted to try it a couple of night without anything to "help" me sleep to see how much it would affect it.
Looks like I might need somthing after all. I woke up about every 45 min. Oh well, what a trade off if this does work! I can handle that. Thanks Again!!