Posted by gare on May 14, 2002, at 14:40:26
In reply to Re: Please help!, posted by Sherrie on May 13, 2002, at 22:52:44
As with anything - promotions, getting fit, getting happy, working thru your relationships, even taking any medication takes time.
I think Effexor XR is great for me. I have been on it since March 8 and had a couple of problems with sleep - about weeks 3 through 8, I turned into a functioning zombie and then thereafter I couldn't sleep at all!
I was taking Effexor XR, 150 mg starting week 3, which I attribute to making me zombie like. My time of dosage was at 6 pm.
After not being able to sleep, my psychiatrist thought it best to take it in the morning but she recommended to switch the time slowly from 6pm to 2 pm then to 12 pm then to 9 am and then to first thing in the morning.
Well on the first move to 2 pm, I slept like a baby and functioned fine the next day that I decided to keep it at 2 pm until it needed to be moved again.
I am pleased to say that my body best works well with Effexor XR at 150 mg by taking it at 2pm.
So I am proof that the drug can work without side effects if you find the right dosage and time for you, as we are all different.
I suggest being a little bit patient and also to do your part in working through whatever issues may be present that brought you to Effexor's door in the first place.....Effexor certainly won't solve those but the feelings that are produced by your own brain chemical factory.
It's been about 2 months and 2 weeks and I love my life.
Also don't think that taking more Effexor may work faster or that a dosage of 150 mg won't work. I am a tall boy, 5'11'' and weigh 195 pounds so it's not like I need 375 mgs either.
If you want to succeed, you will.