I started Effexor XR 75mg 2 weeks ago to wean off Pristiq 50mg. Ever since I started taking it, I've been extremely tired with no energy or motivation, and my appetite has markedly increased. Is this typical for this medication? I know it's only been 2 weeks, but it seems to be getting worse.
Extreme fatigue on Effexor XR?
Question posted by CareBear34 on 25 Aug 2016
Last updated on 12 December 2019 by Tiacino
I have been on effexor 225 mg about a year now. I am tired all the time. I sleep more than I am awake. Drowsy, sluggish, unmotivated, and find it easier to stay in bed. My depression has lessened but do not know if it is worth it. I am worried about coming off it because of the things I have heard about how difficult it is. Caught between a rock and a hard place.
I have been on Effexor XR for 3 weeks and still have no motivation or energy. My appetite decreased due to nausea. I am going to try to stay with it for 6 weeks with the hope that it will get better. You may try to stay with it for a couple of more weeks. I can relate, this is hard to do.
Hope it gets better for both of us soon :)
I feel for you I have had that with other meds but never Effexor but as we know everyone is affected differently def worth a visit to dr
I felt tired also still do after year and a half.
I also gained fifty pounds real fast they told me no matter what I ate or didn't eat I would gain weight.
DO NOT stop taking on your own I tried this ended up in the ER my BP was 185/95
Just be very careful.. .
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