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
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
Hi, I am also on this med and I find it better to take in the am. I take a 75mg and a 37.5 mg every morning and I love this stuff it works great for me. Good luck with this.
hello HF my advice to you is try taking them in morning cos my g.p. advised me to take them in morning and i dont feel anxious at all.hope this is helpull and you soon feel more yourself. from tracyanne.
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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