emmalyn Posted October 17, 2005 Share Posted October 17, 2005 I've been on effexor xr for about a month now, and I've been at 150 for two weeks. I wouldn't say I'm a whole new person, but I am sure there's something going on. I've had a couple of people (who don't know I'm on meds) comment on how much more relaxed and happy I seem. One person said "Wow, classes are really agreeing with you!" Hehe. Internally I have more energy and feel smoother. I'm not walking around with a grin on my face, but I don't feel as stressed. Things don't seem as overwhelming or hard. I've had some nights where I've been giggly and goofy (my typical happy behavior), which my fiance noticed. I've been able to be more social with the people in my new classes than I thought I'd be able to. As for side-effects: no headaches for a while, sleep is slooooooooowly improving (due to reduced anxiety I'm thinking), though I'm still rotating between various helpers, appetite still reduced but with some odd candy/sugar cravings (I'm not a sweets person, so that's really odd), libido - not sure yet. I'd been fluctuating a lot before, so I need more time to evaluate. I've also been able to make some good progress in therapy, because, prior to effexor, some of the things we have been trying to talk about caused me to shut down or go into useless mental circles. I'm able to understand what she's saying better now, process it all, and actually follow through on her advice. I'm not quite there, but I am pleased about the direction. So, to everyone who's starting soon or started recently, good luck and I hope it has some of these good effects. I'm glad I started it. Robotlove, how are you doing? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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