I have been trying to work out my medication for months. Started Effexor xr 37.5 for a week back in April then went to 75 for 6 weeks no change, then upped to 112.5 mg for a week and was worse so doc changed to 112.5 one day then 75mg the next day. After 1 month I felt a little brighter and could manage a smile but still not right so went to 112.5 every day have been on that now for 2 months and I had 2 weeks where I felt quite good but now it has all gone downhill again – I have no interest in doing things and am self-doubting again wondering if I should give it more time or go up on the dose again to 150mg. Feeling scared I will never get better. I don’t like to go up as it makes my symptoms worse for a while. But I really need to do something this is so upsetting and frustrating. Should I be hoping for full remission of symptoms on medication? Please I would be grateful for any guidance.
Hi Budsie I'm also on effexor but only at the 4 week mark. I started on 37.5mg then increased to 75mg then to 112mg and been on that for about a week I know effexor xl will work for me as I've been on it before but I believe it's going to take 2 to 4 wks more till I feel myself again.Are u seeing a good doctor that is guiding you as you have been on effexor for quite some time so I would have thought u would be better by now.maybe it's not the right drug for you.You don't say what your suffering from whether it's depression or anxiety as well.i have found since increasing to 112mg my anxiety is a lot better.
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