Quick question of my anti depressant, Im 17 and Ive been taking 75mg of effexor once a day for about..4-5 days now. Its says it may cause drowsiness, but for the past couple of days Ive been a bit more then just drowsy; ive been wanting to nap all the time it seems and I get 8-9 hours of sleep because it makes me tired. Is this normal for just starting this anti depressant? or was I just prescribed to much?
Eight to nine hours of sleep is great! But if it's interfering with your day-to-day life call your prescribing doctor. When we start a new medication there is a one to two week adjustment period so they expect and want to hear from us as to how we're doing during this time. Give your doc a quick call if just to ease your mind. Happy Holidays!
I take it usually around dinner time because it needs to be taken with food and for the reason it makes me sleepy; It helps keep my sleep patterns normal now. Have a follow up the 29th so ill bring that up.
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