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njp1013 (@njp1013)

Restarting Effexor and Struggling

Depression & Anxiety | Last Active: Oct 11, 2019 | Replies (19)

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Hi everyone, today is the first day of week 3 for me on 75 mg effexor. Week 2 was really hard but I made it thru with the help of 2 therapy sessions and a lot of support from my wife and you guys too. Still can't say I am really feeling any better, I emailed my psych to update him on my struggles havent heard back yet, my next appt is not for 2 1/2 weeks. Yesterday was really hard because we saw for the first time one of our friends who has breast cancer and just finished chemo and lost all her hair, I felt really weighed down with sadness for her and sadness in general. Anyway, anything you guys can say to cheer me on would mean a lot, back to work on Monday morning and feeling a bit overwhelmed. Thanks. 🙂

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I’ve been on it for 7 weeks. Just now starting to feel a bit better. No side effects. Taking .25 mg Klonopin once or twice a day, just to take the edge off. I will stop the Klonopin soon. Will see how I feel after 8 weeks. Hang in there. It gets better.

@doorman thanks for the support, i emailed my doc on sunday telling him how im feeling and he is coaching me to be patient, that i should be feeling some improvement every week going forward after 2 weeks, and i do have to say yesterday was a little better. your success is inspiring, thank you for sharing it.

@njp1013 – just wanted to let you know that I moved all your posts about restarting venlafaxine (Effexor) here to the same place so other members could read all your reports and the comments from others in one place.

What would you say was most difficult about week 2 of restarting this medication?

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