Posted by vanillapod on July 13, 2005, at 19:59:55
In reply to Re: starting effexor... keep posting.. success/dosage?, posted by Racer on October 25, 1999, at 19:54:13
> There's a good reason for starting slowly on Effexor. And yes, I noticed a difference RIGHT AWAY. The first dose, in fact.
> Not a fix from the first dose, mind you, but the sleeplessness, the lowering of anxiety, those things happened right away. Build up slowly on this stuff, it's serious business, as you can see from what we all post about it...
Also for me the first dose I noticed things happening in my head and was lightly confused, I slept a ton, lost my appetite and felt like puking... but that was all mild compared to the "lift" of the anxiety. The wieght from my internal stress leaving so simply ( and I still have some in the background mind you) made me realize I may have been feeling this terrible most of my life. I feel like I can breathe a little. Im very thankful I decided to take it.
I was lucky, my dr gave me 4 sample packs and I figure I have 3 months worth if he has mye upgrade to the second row of 75 mil after I finish the 38 mils. Otherwise I believe opening the pill and dividing the insides would make halp a 75 mil dose.
Not that I am planning on weaning myself off of it anytime soon, (in fact I dont want to stop I can see hope right now) I would think splitting the insides to an 18 mil dose while weaning would make a trasition easier... so I am not scared of my future with this drug.
I am so absoloutly relieved that I see a small glimmer of light at the end of my long dark tunnel, even though I am not out of the woods yet by any means.
AND its only been 72 hours