My husband was taking 75 mg of effexor for 2 years. He recently increased to 150 mg because every other day was a good/bad day. The 150mg proved to be too much for him. He is now back down to 75 mg but it seems that every other day is a bad day for him and he can't work.
What happened to him on 150? I take 150 and I have some bad days. I don't think any pill would give someone all good days. I have those days I don't want to get up and go to work, then I remember I don't work I don't get paid, and it makes me move. It will be a struggle for me that day, but I know its not going to last.
Hello mkgam. I am going to guess and imagine that you were possibly referring to side effects meaning the 150mg was to much for him. Effexor has a record of being the drug where a person does either well, or not so. I refer to it as a "mad med". I use that term in regards to the side effects. Several members of the site who are active also describe it as such. Perhaps it might be time to review the drug, there are other drug families that are successfull. Its a hit and miss, trial and error untill the drug or combination of is found that might be doing the job. Regards, pledge
Sorry for the late response, but i to deal with one good day one bad day thing. As my DC friend said i dont know if there is a pill that will give us all good days but i sure wish there was. I am on 225mg of effexor and although i dont have the weight on my shoulder feeling anymore i still have dreadfull thoughts and anxiety.
The hard part for me is reconginizing if its anxiety, depression or if im just tired.. LOL, I have been thinking of switching for a long time now but i am so scared of falling back to where i was before.
the important thing is that you stay positive with your husban, show him your support and love. I know that helps alot. God Bless - Nena
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