Hi there Mish.
I have been taking Effexor XR for several months now...along with Klonopin. I am on 150 mg of the Effexor XR. At first, my doc had me taking it in the morning, but I found that shortly after taking it, I needed to go back to bed. I didn't need a nap, I needed to sleep. I would get up, take my medication, take my son to school, and sleep til I had to go get him. It wasn't a way to live. So, I talked to my doc about
taking it at night, because I was not functioning.
a month or so ago, I started taking it before I go to bed, and I do find that I have MUCH more energy through the day. I still nap once in a while, but not everyday, and not all day. I will lay down for an hour or so in the afternoon if I am tired. But, I don't think that has anything to do with the Effexor, because people often take naps.
So, you might want to talk to your doc about
taking it at night, and try to relax, because you don't want more anxiety than you already have.
Hope this helps!
Wishing you the best!
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