I began taking Effexor XR 75mg on 6/16. I got through the worst of the side effects, and expected to see some sort of improvement. My Dr. wanted me back 1 month later, so I told him I’d seen no improvement. I have been on 150mg for 2 weeks now, and still feel no improvement in my anxiety or depression. Do some people take longer to feel the benefits of Effexor? The negative side effects have decreased, but I still have sexual side affects as well as what feels like increased anxiety, and dry mouth, (if that is related I don’t actually know). I’m not sure if this is normal and I should persevere or If this just isn’t the right medication for me.