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MarieB

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  1. I'm on Effexor XR 37.5 mg once a day - on it for a month. I know from a thread here (from about 2 years ago) that a couple of others have experienced this zombie-like effect. I had it with Paxil, too. I just want to sleep all the time, it's hard for me to do anything. I force myself to get to work but just can't wait to get home and get into bed again. I have noticed I no longer get hives every day and I'm not having any suicidal thoughts, although anxiety levels and other issues feel the same - I think it's mostly because I'm not having any motivation to do anything! I tried taking it at night instead of in the morning to see if it made a difference, and no luck. So weak and tired. I don't want to continue to be a guinea pig for another month if this extreme tiredness will not go away. Any others with this experience? Does it go away? Thanks so much. Note: I had this exact same problem on Paxil - but even more zombie-like on that. Wellbutrin was a dream... at first. Then I got uncontrollably itchy all over my body every day, and vivid bad dreams. Please don't tell me to 'talk to my doctor' - I'm wondering about actual personal experiences others have had. Thanks!
  2. I'm wondering if anyone can talk now about whether they did stay on Effexor for more than a month and if the zombie-like symptoms eventually went away. I've been on it (37.5 mg a day) for a month and all I want to do is sleep. It's 6pm now and I have so much to do, but I'm laying in bed on these forums trying to decide whether to stop these pills or not! I had this exact same problem with Paxil. I just want to sleep all the time, and it's very hard for me to get out and do things, except going to and from work. Dr. always says to keep taking them, but he also told me I 'worry too much' - no s&%t! :) Any anecdotes will help!
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