... feeling sick, dizzy and off balance, is this normal?
Hi, cz! 225mg IS a very high starting dose which is likely why you're feeling so weird. I started on 75mg and gradually worked my way up.
The good news is that what you're feeling is just your body adjusting to the medication and, as kaismama said, it usually goes away after the first few days.
If it persists after the first week or so your doctor may have you decrease the dosage for a while.
Just my personal experience ~ I love Effexor, it's the best antidepressant I've ever taken.
Good luck, WCV
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