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Hopeful86
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   Posted 1/2/2018 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been on Effexor extended release for a few days now. Long story short, I can not tolerate antidepressants and this is my last hope. The first time I took it, I took the full 37.5 tablet. I felt awful the next day like not mentally there. I couldn’t even drive or mentally think without feeling cloudy. So the next day I decided to open the capsule and release some of the beads as it was possible too strong for me. I was on vacation this past week but when I did that I felt fine and even drove to run errands. I still felt cloudy headed and not like myself at all. Fast forward to today, last night I took my medicine like I have been and today still feel off.

Does anyone else on antidepressants feel mentally blocked? I feel like I’m super slow and now I’m back to work and feel like I can’t mentally process things which is giving me anxiety. shakehead

Mel B
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   Posted 1/2/2018 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hopeful,

Hi there. I’m still taking mine too. It’s day 5 of 75mgs. I’m hanging in there with some increased anxiety, but trying to use coping skill even though it’s very hard. Have you contacted your Dr. about this? I think some of the side effects will start to deminish as you are on your second week, right?

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 1/2/2018 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
H.,

I'm sorry this is rough atm...so frustrating! 😐

I agree with hanging in there and using your coping skills to get through this to the best of your ability...

...or call your doctor if things get beyond what you can bear.

Keep us updated so we can keep you in support! ❤

S.C.
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
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Hopeful86
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   Posted 1/2/2018 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you both. My fiancé thinks I’m crazy that this little of a dose can’t possibly effect me but it does. It wasn’t until about after lunch where I felt like I could function mentally. I took it again tonight with just two of the tiniest beads to see if that helps. Sounds ridiculous but even that helps my anxiety.
Panic Disorder & have a hard time tolerating antidepressants.

.25 of Alprazolam (I cut in quarters) as needed
Currently experimenting with Effexor XR 37.5 mg

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 1/2/2018 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, only you know how you feel...and how you respond to any amount of your Rx. Everyone is different, and as such needs to advocate for themselves to get their right personal regimen just where it needs to be.

Keep on doing what you are doing to feel your personal best! smile

Peace and progress,

S.C.
Moderator:Anxiety/Panic

"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
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