My PDR just upped me from 150 to 225 because I was feeling tired and still had some symptoms. I am in my second week of the 150mg. SHould i have giving it more time?? I am kind of worried because it is the highest recommended dose. Is there much difference in the two dosages?? Is there anyone else that was on the 225 and felt better?? Any suggestions/advice is helpfull. Thanks DC :)
Hello. I was on
150mg for four weeks and then went up to 225mg and felt much better. Decided to go to 300mg and after a month went back to 225mg as felt good on this dosage . I'm off effexor now for almost a month and going back to the old Prozac 20mg . Dont worry about this dose cause if u don't improve you can just talk to your doc nxt visit. x
I too was quickly taken from 150time to 225the and I was fine. I felt my deep depression lift and felt like a weight was taken off my shoulders. Be positive! This is an amazing drug (it at least it has been for me ). I have insane anxiety and it has helped wonders. Any more quiestions please ask!
currently i take 150mg effexor and 2 mg of abilify and i still feel tired but this is a good dose for me so the i try to deal with the tiredness.
nenag, I have been on Effexor XR for 10 years now. I started at 75mg and was slowly increased to 150 over time. I have been on 225 for many years now with no problems. I'm wondering, are you still feeling bad or are you still experiencing side effects? I contined to feel heightened anxiety for about two weeks after my dose was increased. My doctor gave me Ativan to help with the worst times and as I continued I needed the Ativan less and less. Aside from side effects like being tired, really strange dreams and dry mouth, I feel really good on Effexor XR. Above all, keep in constant contact with your doctor until you feel better. Effexor XR has been awesome for me but isn't for everyone. BTW, I also found taking tai chi to help with the racing thought very helpful! I hope you feel better soon. Stay with it, it does take time to adjust. But do call your doctor. Mine was awesome and even called me back at 10PM once! Good luck!
I take 225 mg of venlafaxine xr and it works much better than the 150 mg..Tried 300 and 375 mg. The 375 mg made me angry. My heart would race somewhat. And was a little anxious. But everyone is different though..
Hello, drugs work different from person to person but my experience was that I was on 150 went to 225 and then 300. Nothing improved and I had more side effects. I changed dorctor.
After taking the 150mg dose for about six months I still had residual symptoms and my doctor raised me to 225mg. It's been almost four years with excellent results and no long term complications.
I have been on this medication (Venlafaxine) 15 years and seldom have any anxiety or depression. Along with the valenlafaxine I also take Bupropion. I have been bumped up from 150 to 225. too for the venlafazine. I wonder if anyone else feels like they don's have the gumption you once had? I will know that there is a task I need to complete and I can tell myself tomorrow for months. It really bothers me a lot. I would love to hear from others on this medication.
Yes went up from 150mg to 225mg and had problems with side effects. Though my depression improved. Had to go back down to 150mg. Because stomach and intestine problems.
Joined a good church and the prayers and worship really helped alot with the cognative part of the illness.
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