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08/15/2011 05:41 AM

Any one else having trouble sleeping/taking Effexo

mem8011

I have been taking Effexor for about 4 months. I had some sleeping problems before but they are much worse now. I was just woundering if this is a common problem for anyone else.
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08/15/2011 05:45 AM
Henry73
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I have tried Effexor in the past, it did not help me alleviate the symptoms of depression/agoraphobia. Yes I slept most of the time but it only alienated me from everyone.

Try to speak to your doctor and let them know what is happening, get a change of medication or try an over the counter one to help with the sleeping - Valerian(herbal)


08/15/2011 05:52 AM
mem8011

Thanks I'm willing to try just about anything right about now. When I do sleep it is for very short periods of time then I'm awake for hours before I can sleep again!

08/15/2011 06:13 AM
Henry73
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Welcome. Yes I know how that can be with no sleep, been there and not good.

08/15/2011 06:46 AM
CrissyL
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Hi Hope~ I take Lexapro, don't know if it is similar to Effexor, but it gives me insomnia for sure. I have to take other things like benzos or ambien to sleep and even then I usually only get about 3 or so hours at a time Sad I know how you feel Sad

08/15/2011 06:52 AM
Henry73
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Sleep deprivation can be a result of taking the medications, if you can combine them successfully do it I say. Herbal type approach or the Holistic can work too.

08/15/2011 08:31 AM
mem8011

I take Klonopin as well. I call that my courage pill. I couldn't leave the house without it. I take enough meds to put a horse to sleep! Wish me luck. I envy the sleeping horse!

08/15/2011 09:04 AM
aimeep80
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HI Hope, I have taken Effexor before and it never did that to me. I would definitely speak with your Dr. to see if he or she can add something to help you sleep. Good luck sweetie!!

08/15/2011 12:03 PM
mem8011

Thanks Aimee! I just found out I have severe sleep apnea! I mean just found out the doctor phoned about my test last week. My body is so used to waking up every minute or two literally that it's no wounder I can't sleep! Maybe the drugs are not the real problem after all!
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