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Re: Dysthymia, Effexor XR, sleep problem, alternatives

Posted by MaKi on January 6, 2002, at 16:34:13

In reply to Dysthymia, Effexor XR, sleep problem, alternatives, posted by sid on January 6, 2002, at 15:37:39


I've been taking Effexor XR, at 37.5mg daily for
a full 4 weeks now. As far as being sleepy all
the time, I can't say that I've been experiencing
the same thing. The only problem I seem to have is
waking up often during the night but other than that,
I don't have any problems staying awake. You said
you've been taking the medication now for 40 days and
you're thinking of switching? In my opinion, I think
you should probably tough it out a while longer, and
once you increase your dosage, maybe things will change
for the better. I think that most of us are very
impatient and expect the drug to take effect as soon as
administered but that's not really the case, it doesn't
start working overnight. I tried Paxil and then Zoloft
right before trying Effexor XR and let me tell you, I
experienced such bad side effects, mostly during the
night that I don't ever want to experience them again.
I'm pretty happy with Effexor but I will eventually
have to increase my dosage, and that's what I'm afraid of.

I'm sure you will make the right decision, only you know
your body and what you're comfortable with. If it means
anything, good luck and keep me posted.





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