i started taking it yesterday morning. i've read that many ppl reported it making them feel wired, so i didnt wanna take it at night. i know meds affect everyone differently... and boy did it have an affect on me! it was all i could do all day to keep my eyes open. i felt like a zombie. i finally gave in to it around 4:30. i took a 2 hr nap and my fiance was furious with me. i really couldnt help it. i didnt feel like myself at all when i woke up. i felt antisocial. we had company last night and i didnt talk to anyone. i thought it may be a combination of the skelaxin with it... as well as the hydrocodone (which usually makes me alert and able to get up & go). im gonna start taking the effexor at night. i was just wondering has anyone else experienced this? am i gonna fell like a zombie for the duration that im on this med? it worked fine for my post-partum depression (2ys ago). all comments are welcome! i could use some advice. also, i wasnt able to get up this morning to take my son to school (BAD ME). my fiance works in the mornings & he called & called until i woke up. i feel awful for him missing school. i just wasnt able to wake up. i heard the clocks, but its like i couldnt move... like i was hearing them in a dream. i didnt sleep well at all last night. i guess it was because of the nap. help please?
Melissa, even meds we used to take and like the effect of can be different the second time around. Since you are already on 2 medications that can cause drowsiness, this may have been a combo effect. I realize you may be used to the hydro and skel. and it may not normally make you sleepy, but, you are no longer used to the effexor and the combo probably did you in. Did you start out at your old doseage on the effexor, or did they give you a small dose to start and then they are going to bump you up?If you did start at your old dose, you may need a smaller dose, and you might call the doctor to mention this and see what he advises.
For whatever it's worth, I recently started taking Cymbalta. Apparently, it's common to have a stimulating effect on many people. For me however, it nearly put me to sleep. After about five days went by, that went away, and now I feel more alert. Strange. It's weird how people react to meds differently. Also, you have to remember, after pregnancy, you have about a million different hormons still in play that might have some sort of effect on the stimulating effect of the drug. Just a thought. I'm not a doctor, but nonetheless, after having a baby, your body isn't the same as it is now.
hope that this is of some help!
Effexor will make you very sleepy. I take it at night around 8:30 I just started taking it about 2 week ago. I asked my mom why it makes me so tired. And she said because it helps you sleep when your depressed. Sometimes sleep Doesn't make you depressed. At least for me it doesn't. I have both depression and anxiety. I take 25 milligrams. But usually your supposed to take it at night so you wake up refreshed and happy.
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