Best time of day to take single dose anti-D?

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   Posted 5/24/2017 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I started Effexor a few weeks ago and so far has it helped in some ways, even though I know it's supposed to take a cpl months to reach therapeutic levels. I'm still on minimum dose once daily, and was wondering what time of day others have found is best to take it.

It makes me a little dizzy so I was taking it later in the afternoon around nap time, but as I must take it with food (Barrett's esophagus) I have started taking it after breakfast. Later in the day gets more tricky. I've been thru the headache stage and that is gone. Now I have buzzing in my head and expect that to pass too. I don't think changing meds is an option at this point as I've only just started.

Anyway, I stumbled into this forum a month ago from the cancer forums so what follows may not make much sense to the usual crowd here. The Effexor initially helped with the frequency and severity of hot flashes from Lupron HT, but that seems to have diminished somewhat. I think a dosage increase will bring that back. It really helped with my "obsessive rumination", unwanted thoughts that would send me into crying fits. And little things don't upset me so much anymore. I've only had one meltdown, that was in pre-op last week when the surgeon was delayed several hours. Still coping with the after effects of that.

I know I've somehow managed to step on some toes here already. I'm really not a bad guy, just at my age people tend to become cranky and blunt. I do have a blog if anyone is interested in the story of my wife and me. Just click the little house icon at the left. Or not
2014-15: PSA 9,12,20,25 Neg DRE, Neg TRUS biopsy
6/2016: MRI Fusion biopsy, Rt Base, 2x100% G8 (4+4)
8/2016: DaVinci RP, PNI, 6mm EPE, 2xSVI, pT3b N0M0
1/2017: Lupron ADT, AMS800 AUS implanted 5/15/2017
IMRT SRT postponed til that heals, PSA's ~.03
Age 66, recently retired to Florida 'just in time'

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   Posted 5/24/2017 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Heheheh, I LOVE cranky and blunt.

Glad the Effexor is working. For me timing is all about how the AD affects my sleep. In my case, I take my Cymbalta in the morning because I find it plays with my brain too much for me to sleep.

Now, on the other hand, I don't sleep well anyway, but that's another story.

CYA around the forum.

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   Posted 5/24/2017 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Apparently your blog is hosted on a Cancer forum that gives "access denied" to non-members.

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   Posted 5/24/2017 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the heads up. I'll look into that.

EDIT- apparently that's new, it didn't used to be that way.
Guess I'll have to have to find another site to mirror the blog.

EDITED the EDIT - Okay, I've setup a blog on Blogger and copied over the first page.

It should work now. Thanks again!

Post Edited (RobLee) : 5/24/2017 1:35:06 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/24/2017 6:40 PM (GMT 0)   
I take my meds in the morning. After it gets into your system good, as long as you take it the same time every day you should be good. Do ask your doc though and see what they recommend.

I hope that the Effexor works well for you. I took it for years and it worked well for me.

Hugs, Karen...

It generally takes six to eight weeks to reach full effect, though you could start feeling better before that.

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