Is this just a side effect that will subside? I seem to have been doing fine on 37.5 now I noticed I feel more depressed and anxious?
Hi, John! It's a common response to the dose increase which should resolve in a matter of days to a couple of weeks for most people. But, if it persists, as Janie says you can always go back to the initial loading dose if it controlled your original symptoms well.
Good luck with this and hang in there. You'll be fine either way. Wildcat
Hello all Great answers and yes John THE EFFEXOR IF IT IS A CAPSULE that is the timed release never ever open these capsules and if it's the tablet than it is the regular release many times they start with the 37.5 extended release or the 75mg extended release and bump up from there a good normal dose for most people is the 150mg daily of the extended release your at the midway dose there and most do pretty good on it. Just remember whenever your dose is changed your symptoms seem like they increase on just about anyone do your best to get through that first part which is the few days to 14 days normally not as long when you have already been started and try to take these at about the same time each day. Do your best to not skip any dose's but everything your saying is normal for us on this type of medication and even if the doctor has to switch later for any reason it must be tapered down very slowly. Chuck1957 Hang in there it does get better.
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