I have been taking effexor xr for about 6 months and it seemed to work pretty well. However, lately I have been waking up in the morning very anxious and a bit depressed. I take 75 mg at night, does anyone think that it would be better to take it in the AM? H
Is is best to take Effexor XR at night or in the morning?
- 21 Feb 2011 by HF
- 26 February 2011
- effexor, effexor xr, depression, anxiety and stress
Added 23 Feb 2011:
Thanks to all that responded to my question. I am now taking effexor in the AM and I think it works better. Now the Dr. has also prescribed 5mg of Buspar in addition to the effexor. I am taking the buspar at night. Has anyone had luck with this combo?
Everyone here is great and thaks for the support.
did your doc tell you to always take it at night?Usually you take those meds in the am,depending on side effects some suffer during the day,then you would be advised to take it at night.You should ring your doc and see what he/she says.If you've been on it for 6months,it would obviously be in your system and should be doing its job by now.But if you're waking feeling anxious and depressed then you might need to get your meds reviewed.
Let us know how you're doing and post anytime
I'm an am person also. I feel if you take it at night, your not getting all the benefits of the drug when you need it (during the day). Unless of course you need it to fall asleep that's different. I have always taken my anti-D and anti-anxiety pills in the am so I get the full effect. Ok now I'm rambling :)
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