Effexor makes me tired too!
Effexor makes makes me tired too. If I allowed myself, I could easily sleep 15 plus hours a day. As it is, I get about 9 hours of sleep and crash mid-day after work for two hours, and still sleep fine at night. Haha. Beats the depression I was fighting though!! I don't want to up the dose to see if it gives me more energy because I am hoping that eventually I can come off it. But right now it's a life saver. My parents wonder what is wrong with me, sleeping so much... But, meh, pick your poison I suppose. I find drinking lots of water seems to help a little. The worst for me is around 1-4pm. Apparently the more active you are, the more fatigued Effexor makes you. Ironic. I was going to buzz down to the health food store and see if the had B-complex health shake I could chug midday to give me a boost. B vitamins are great for energy and I don't do coffee or those god awful energy drinks. But yes, the drowsiness sucks. I take long walks with my mom to shake it, just to be outside. I'll take drowsy over sleepy. We already fought depression, now let's fight the sleepies!