Does anyone else take Effexor and have absolutely horrible insomnia going downhill fast? I've been running on little to no sleep with two kids on two different sleeping schedules and it's not going well at all. I just want some sleep.


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  • Anxious


    I have gotten described this but I’ve been so afraid to take it due to side affects and all depression meds I’ve taken makes me feel worst especially with my anxiety

    • KitKat1450


      tried so many meds over the years and none have helped. Things got pretty bad so decided to give it a try again and been on Effexor for 6month with increasing dosage to try to get to the more stimulating effect. It’s been really rough with side effects and if anything feel more depressed and anxious and now more hopeless that a med could help me since I did a lot of research and testing this time before deciding it would be a good option and probably work the best. No benefit and now barely functioning. Not trying to scare you but if you do decide just be prepared that it could get worse and now I’m kinda stuck since withdraws area nothing shit show I’ve got to prep for and I don’t have the energy anymore.

  • Ginger


    I know how it feels to need sleep so bad you would give most anything for it. Ambien is the only thing that works for me and I haven't taken it for over a year. I am feeling pretty desperate right now! Everyone wants you to continue driving and doing for them but I am so exhausted I don't think it is safe!

  • alisha


    I'm having the same problem. I haven't been back to the doctor yet but definitely mention it to your doctor

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