I was on Zoloft for 4.5wks then changed to Effexor 37.5 for a week than 75mg for 2 weeks still anxious and feel flat inside. i know I'm impatient but this is hell.
Hi, Bower! Although a few people show improvement sooner (placebo effect?) most people find it will take 4 ~ 6 weeks to feel significant benefits and 6 ~ 8 weeks to reach full therapeutic blood levels.
The good news is that you will start feeling better everyday and, in the end, the wait will be worth it. Try to be patient and focus on your more positive feelings instead of dwelling on the negative.
Personally, I took Effexor for many years and it truly changed my life.
Best regards, Wildcat
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