... my date?
About to take Effexor for the very first time. I'll be taking it for depression and GAD. My question is: I have a date on Friday (with a pretty girl!), which only gives me 3 doses to get to know the drug. I have GAD and social anxiety, and obviously dates tend to make me VERY anxious as it is. Is it a good idea to take Effexor now? Or should I wait until after the date... last time I was on citalopram and it made me very anxious at first. Any suggestions?
I have GAD and social anxiety ... and I have a date... shall I start Effexor now or wait until after
- 30 Jun 2010 by Sir Noel
- 1 Jul 2010
- effexor, depression, anxiety, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder
... my date?
Take it as prescribed. Make sure you take it the same time EVERY day. If you do, you should be fine for the date. Just don't decide to take it then change your mind or something like that because that could cause you problems. But I think if you take it properly for the next few days it could even be a huge help for you. If it does seem to make you anxious or shaky or something, just make sure to take deep breaths, avoid caffeine, get plenty of sleep (but not too much).
I don't know everything about your situation, so I could be wrong, but I've had some experience with Effexor, so yeah.
Hope your date goes well!
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