Effexor makes me tired? - Social Anxiety Forum
Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-02-2010, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
SAS Member
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 55
Effexor makes me tired?

I take a very small dose of effexor 37.5 now, i used to take more. My doctor told me it would give me energy. I thought a year ago when I was on 150mg it did, but I cant be sure.

Regardless while on 37.5 i have been noticing i become tired, and feel very heavy feeling almost dragging me down.

I never wanted to switch drugs because 37.5 worked for me with depression, not anxiety. I respond more then the usual person to drugs, not sure why.

But i am curious why its making me feel so drowsy. It makes me drowsy and feel sleepy while at the same time stimulating other parts and increasing my sex drive, i thought it was suppose to do the opposite?

I would love to try wellbutrin for depression and energy instead but im worried about hairloss rumors i hear about? I took accutane and lost some of my hair and just got it back thankfully as im only 25.

If anyone can comment on effexor making you tired I would love to hear it. The only other thing that could make me drowsy is my allergy eye medication but i have been taking that for months, and its over the counter. I take it and dont notice anything for an hour, its only after i eat and take my effexor.

Would it help to take it at night, or would I just feel tired in the morning as well? I really am baffled how its making me drowsy but stimulating my sex drive at the same time.
When-All-Light-Dies is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-02-2010, 03:37 PM
Spectacular Member
Noca's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ontario
Gender: Male
Age: 30
Posts: 20,757
My Mood: Blah
I had hair loss on stimulants like Wellbutrin but it was never really anything serious. Instead of pulling out 2 hairs at a time id pull out 5. Good news is you have millions of hairs. If a drug is sedating then take it at night, if stimulating then take it in the morning.
Noca is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-02-2010, 03:55 PM
SAS Member
RockiNToM's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Somewhere
Gender: Male
Posts: 544
It's because at 37.5mg you are only getting the serotonin reuptake effect and I had the same problem at 75mg with it making me tired. 150mg and above is really where it becomes more energizing and effective because this is where norepinephrine kicks in.

I would try and see if you can get your doc to get you upto 150mg as I think this will significantly help.
RockiNToM is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 06:52 PM
SAS Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 2
I currently take 150mg of effexor right now & i am insanely tired all the time. I feel like I could sleep all day. Going to see my doctor tomorrow because I'm tired, depressed & I'm having major anxiety lately. Do you think I should up my dosage or try something else? I'm so desperate for relief.
jgray is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Zoloft makes me extremely tired FlyingLotus82 Medication 15 12-20-2010 04:03 AM
Adderall makes me tired? weebeastiebaby Medication 3 09-08-2009 10:37 PM
Xanax helps but it makes me tired Taboo710 Medication 6 02-25-2009 10:29 PM
My car makes me sick, and other stuff that makes life suck James of Maine Frustration 5 12-04-2006 05:07 PM
Did anyone else feel tired on Effexor XR? PBNC Medication 1 04-24-2006 03:36 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome