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Re: EffexorXR = feeling CAFFEINATED, the shakes? rmshed

Posted by adamie on July 17, 2001, at 21:34:52

In reply to Re: EffexorXR = feeling CAFFEINATED, the shakes?, posted by rmshed on July 17, 2001, at 17:23:56

> > I'm only on 75 mg/day (half the therapeutic dose) and the last few days I've started feeling so stimulated after taking it, to the point of feeling caffeinated and having the shakes from drinking too much coffee (I stopped drinking coffee some time ago).
> >
> > After a few hours it wears off, and I feel fatigued and yucky. I've been at this dose of EffexorXR about 2 weeks, after coming DOWN from higher one because it really raced me out. I'm wondering if anyone out there has felt overly stimulated, energized, activated by EffexorXR? Thanks.
> I started with 37.5 mgs of effexor for 15 days. My doctor then had me increase to 75 mg. For the first 10 days, I had little to no side effects to talk about. I did notice that when the time to take my dose for the day was coming up, I started feeling really tired, this feeling passed. My depression is 80% better now than when I first started on effexor. My doctor plans to keep me on just the 75 mgs along with 40mg of Prozac.
> Becky

It's good to know the effexor has worked that well for you. I am currently going through a severe depression and effexor has been one of my possible choices if paxil fails for me. Have you have strong emotions with effexor? How about caring or loving emotions? Is your concentration and thinking ability with effexor very good? I need to see if effexor could be a good option for me since I am severely lacking in emotions and concentration.




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