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Hi I’m new here.  I am on day two of taking 75 mg of Venlafaxine, on day 7 I will be doubling it (per psychiatrist).  I have taken it in the mornings after some food but I have found it is making me super fatigued/tired hard to stay awake.  Does anyone else take this at night and feel it is better to take then? I am being gentle on myself as I have been on aropax/loxamine for the past 13 years and most of that time my depression has been relatively controlled.  The past 3 weeks have been really hard so I am now seeing a psychiatrist who has changed my meds and also got me to take 2 months off work (I feel extremely burnt out from work/being a mum and wife and have been burning the candles at both ends.  Depression runs in my family so I really want to get on top of this.   So now is time for me to look after me and get myself right 😊

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I've been on Effexor for about ten years now, and have taken it in the evening before.  The problem for me was that when I took meds in the evening, I would feel them wearing off in the afternoon.  So now I am back to taking them all in the morning with coffee.  Effexor makes me tired too, but some people it supposedly energizes (according to my psychiatrist).

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Thank you for replying, I’m in Nz and the last pill I took was about 7.00am Sunday morning, it’s now 2.00pm Monday afternoon and so far I haven’t noticed the effect in delaying today’s pill, it will be interesting to see how I respond by changing it to night.  First couple of days it knocked me out so I’m hoping I get a great nights sleep!! 

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