I've been on Effexor two weeks 75 mg. I thought I was going to be able to make it on that, even though my prescription is 150. I've had anxiety the last couple of days, I guess the last bit of lexapro has left my system maybe?? The 150 nauseates me. I'm just wondering how long that might last and also how long to see the full effect of Effexor.
TK, the nausea shouldn't last for more than a week or so. This link may help:
From the literature:
"How long does it take for Effexor® to work?
While symptoms of depressed mood and lack of interest in activities may need up to 4-6
weeks to improve; disturbances in sleep, energy, or appetite may show some
improvement within the first 1-2 weeks. Improvement in these physical symptoms can
be an important early signal that the medication is working.
Like other medications used for anxiety disorders (e.g. panic disorder, GAD and social
anxiety disorder) venlafaxine may take several weeks before it is fully effective. It is
important to give the medication sufficient time before judging whether or not it will
work for a given person."
Take care and keep thinking positive thoughts! Wildcat
- Effexor Information for Consumers
- Effexor Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Effexor (detailed)
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