Posted by LynnPerley on May 21, 2002, at 20:46:52
In reply to how long until you felt better?, posted by sly on May 21, 2002, at 10:38:23
Give it a few more weeks, sly. I'm not sure if you found my post 8 Weeks of Effexor or something like that - it's on another thread. I experienced a great lift of that foggy feeling around the sixth week or seventh week of 150 mg. I also agree you should seek some form of counseling if you are not seeking it already.
Incidentally, I was prescribed Effexor by a family doc after a licensed "counselor", not a psydoc or psytherapist, recommended that I talk to my doc about medication for anxiety and depression. He first gave me generic prozac and set the follow up appt at two weeks. I had to stop due to side effect (bruxism). Then he switched me to effexor xr, gave me a starter pack and a scrip, and set the follow up appt at three months because he said it might take that long for me to ascertain if it truly was beneficial. He did encourage me to call earlier if I needed to discuss any concerns. I also have not experienced suicidal thoughts at all, before or after meds, just anxiety and depression that was long lasting and interfering with work and family life.