What was the dosage of Effexor XR that your doc started you out on?
January 22, 2007 11:32am CST
My doctor started me out at 75mg of Effexor XR per day, but to be honest, I'm not noticing much of a difference. I was on Lexapro before, and I did see a drastic change in my mood and how I handled everything. But now that I'm on Effexor XR, I've just felt kind of depressed. I know some people start out at a higher dosage, or usually work their way to a higher dosage, and I've also heard that you don't really feel the effects of it until well over 150mg. So, I'm just curious. How are your dosages doing? Where did you start, and where did it go from there?
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• United States
24 Jan 07
I think a normal dose is 150 mg. I have never heard of anyone taking more. I was on effexor for over a year, and coming off of it was the worst experience I have ever had. Many people experience withdrawal. Even though I came off it with the doctor recommended repeatedly cutting the dose in half, I still had vomitting for almost two months, and random muscle shakes in my arms for well over a year. It was horrendous. NOw I do not take any medication without thoroughly researching it first. I hope it works for you though!
• United States
25 Feb 07
I started out at 225mg...I felt better but still really wasn't making any outward improvement. Dr upped me to 375mg and I am finally starting to see some real change. The only problem was that I stopped eating. I mean STOPPED. So, he put me on Remeron now two and I sleep like a baby and am eating again.