I am currently without a dr. since I just moved to a different state. I still have prescription refills and will have health insurance in about a month. I have taken the 75mg for about 2 months. It worked great and quickly but I am now starting to feel anxious again and just wanting to sleep so I get some relief. Will the 150 mg help me to snap out of it again?
My understanding is that effexor rx is likely to be most effective for anxiety at doses above 200 mg. If you do the math and you have enough prescription to cover the new dosage then it could be fine. My doctor always increased me by 37.5 mg at a time untill I was at 225mg. This minimizes side effects. If a trip to the doctor ( walk in clinics) is not possible could you talk to a pharmacist about your options. I am up in the middle of the night answering your question so it doesn't always help with sleep, try to remember to eat well and exercise moving is enough to make anyone anxious.
joneboy51; please stick with what Laurie has said, You don't want to change anything without seeing your doctor or the new doctor.for many reasons. If it continues to get worse you well just have to get in to see a doctor and work something out until your Insurance kicks in. Just know your not alone and things well get better.But please don't take extra until you are under a doctors care.
You were on a low dosage and sometimes two months is too soon to tell. Keep in mind that your anxiety can also be because you just moved to another place as you mention. Like another person stated here you may run out of medication and the pharmacy may not prescribe more within a short period of time because it could be controlled substance.
I can give you the boring answer first, try not to change your medication on your own, it might help on the short run but you should have a Dr. do it, you do not have to see a Psychiatrist to get Effexor, or Effexor XR, you can go to a General Practice and get it, anxiety is better handled by Xanax or something similar.
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