Thank you Kitt and Jan...today is my 2nd day on it...of course I am having some increased anxiety but functioning well. I have a little discomfort in my chest, but I read about the side effects and I think it is in my head or I am just thinking I am noticing it...if that makes sense!! A little more tired than usual and want to nap, but I took a 4 hour nap with my 2 year old yesterday and was up until 2 am this morning! Ugh.
In the meantime, I am keeping busy, had a Foot Doctor appointment this morning and see my PCP this afternoon as I am not confident in my OB/GYN results saying that I DO NOT have a bladder, kidney or Urinary Tract Infection...can you believe they told me they spilled most of my sample but the results that showed from the little they had left showed negative results!? Incompetent and I am upset!! Anyway, been one of those days and I do know my body so off to the PCP for my 2nd opinion! Sick of Doctors appointments already!
I can't wait for the Effexor to fully kick in and kick the anxiety to the curb!!!
I took Effexor XR for two years. I recall that when I started it, I had pretty icky side effects for the first week. The first 3-4 days were the worst. I didn't sleep, felt jittery, had no appetite and experienced diarrhea and headaches. It got better though, as I said, within a week. Hang in there! I just started Celexa and am going through the same icky transition phase. It's not as bad as the Effexor was for me, but it is still tough.
I really hope it works for you!!