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I've been on Effexor (venlafaxine) XR for 11 weeks. While I do feel some relief from my anxiety, i'm always tired. Why is this?

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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
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In brief: As above

I agree with what other physician has written about Effexor (venlafaxine) , if it cause u to be tired , try to take it at bedtime , it is a good medication.

In brief: As above

I agree with what other physician has written about Effexor (venlafaxine) , if it cause u to be tired , try to take it at bedtime , it is a good medication.
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Common complaint

It is a not uncommon complaint with Effexor (venlafaxine) that people can feel tired or fatigued from it.
Similar complaint with cymbalta. Both Effexor (venlafaxine) and Cymbalta are "dual-action" agents and "single-action" agents like Prozac or zoloft might be less likely to cause the fatigue but might be less effective for your anxiety. Can't know unless you try. Talk to your doctor. I might try zoloft next.

In brief: Common complaint

It is a not uncommon complaint with Effexor (venlafaxine) that people can feel tired or fatigued from it.
Similar complaint with cymbalta. Both Effexor (venlafaxine) and Cymbalta are "dual-action" agents and "single-action" agents like Prozac or zoloft might be less likely to cause the fatigue but might be less effective for your anxiety. Can't know unless you try. Talk to your doctor. I might try zoloft next.
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