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Re: Ways to fight initial drowsiness/sleep problem catachrest

Posted by zinya on July 23, 2003, at 15:29:35

In reply to Ways to fight initial drowsiness/sleep problems?, posted by catachrest on July 23, 2003, at 14:50:41

hi Susan,

welcome! I was a newcomer not so long ago myself...

What time of day are you taking your Effexor? (It's the XR time-release, right?)

It could be that you might benefit from changing from night to morning or morning to night ... I take mine at night after dinner (initially out of concern for nausea which did me in with other a-d's i've tried) to be on fullest stomach of the day and so far i haven't had trouble sleeping although i do find myself having a third coffee many days even though i usually tried to keep myself to one or two. But otherwise, i've been fine with taking it night.

However, as you've surely read, others here had to do the opposite and switch to mornings ... If you have enough 37.5s you might try making the switch before you move up to 75 so there's less of an adjustment to your body as you gradually shift time of day.

???

just my 2c,

zinya


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