I used to take Effexor 75mgs every day. I was miserable. I could not sleep. My doctor said that after being on the medicine for one month, I should be able to sleep because my body would be adjusted to it. WRONG!!!! After taking it for 6 weeks, he finally took me off of it. I was so happy. I have never taken Wellbutrin, but my husband has. His psychiatrist told him that 150mgs wasn't strong enough so he upped his to 300mgs. Talk about a different person. I thought I was living with a monster. He walked the floors all night long & couldn't sleep during the day. And I guess I should mention he was taking Effexor at the same time. Having discussed this problem with his regular pcp, he was taken off both meds and put on something milder and now he sleeps like a baby at night. I am taking celexa 20mgs @ bedtime for my depression. And I sleep all night with it. If I miss a day or two, I do not sleep.
I wish you good luck with your meds. I don't know how long you have been on your meds but if you still can't sleep after a month, you should discuss it with your doctor.
IN HIS GRIP,
DX - DEPRESSION - 1997
DX - PANIC/ANXIETY DISORDER - 1997
DX - PULMONARY HYPERTENSION - MARCH 2005
DX - SARCOIDOSIS - MARCH 2005
DX - SEIZURES - MARCH 2005
DX - CFS - MARCH 2005
DX - CHRONIC PAIN - MARCH 2005
DX - HIGH CHOLESTEROL - MARCH 2005
DX - FIBROMYALGIA - APRIL 2005
DX - RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS - APRIL 2005
DX - SLEEP APNEA - MAY 2005
DX - CARPEL TUNNEL SYNDROME - MAY 2005
RE-DX - LUPUS - JULY 2005
DX - OSTEOPENIA IN LOWER LUMBAR - OCT 2005
DX - TEMPORAL AEUORITIS - APRIL 2006
Meds: Methotrexate, Keppra, xanax, tylox, flexiril, folic acid, prednisone, phenegran for nausea, Hydrocodone cough medicine, Zanaflex, celexa, vytorin for high cholesterol, Duragesic pain patches, lidoderm pain patches, CPAP Machine with Oxygen Therapy, Actonel, taking cranberry pills for my kidneys, Demerol, bumex (for fluid) & Oxygen 24/7.