Hi I've been taking Effexor rx for two weeks now. 75Mg the first week and then 150mg the second. Almost immediately I noticed a increase in energy. The last year or so I have felt completely exhausted on a daily basis, no matter how much sleep I got. I've tried a lot of antidepressants but always resulted in tons of intolerable side effects with little to no improvement in depression and anxiety. Now at week two, I feel a big difference all around in my depression, anxiety, and energy. I'm not exactly where I want to be but for the first time ever, I feel extremely positive and hopeful that I will be able to live a normal life. I'm aware of the extreme withdrawals that come from discontinuing effexor, but I am a person that will have to be on meds for the rest of my life to be a functional person. I was first diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety disorder in 3rd grade, I didn't begin treatment until my freshman year of high school. These disorders have controlled my entire life for as long as I can remember. So to me the little bit of relief I have felt in just two weeks gives me hope and makes it worth it. My main question is, did anyone else experience a increase in energy that soon as well as an over all feeling of wellness? Will the energy stay or fade away? I'm very certain this feeling of wellness is not a placebo effect. Anyone here with a similar experience?? Please no horror stories either, for once I feel confident in a med. I would like to keep a positive attitude and stay headed in the right direction. Thank you!!