10 days on Effexor, I feel like jumping out of my soin

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Just wondering if anyone else has had this feeling. I wake up feeling so wired. Like I’ve had about 20 shots of espresso. My arms and my legs almost feel sore. I feel like there’s electricity running through my body. 

Anyone ever feel like this? Maybe it’s the meds maybe it’s the anxiety?

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      If your anxiety as you adjust to effexir us bad enough, and doctor will pescribe it fir you, xanax abd diazeoam relieve anxiety almost immediately. A lot if people have to take these, as anti depressants take a while to work, and can initially increase anxiety, until effexir starts to work. I take immediate release effexor, twice a day, works okay for me, as i get 2 half doses a day, as it stays in your body for only 12 hours. With exrended release, you take one tablet, usually in morning, and it lasts approx 24 hours. See your doctor though, as your description of your anxiety, suggests its very high.
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    Only 10 days in, its anxiety as you adjust to the medication. Hopefully should die down a bit over next few weeks. Always find im more anxious when i wake up, then as you go into afternoon it dies down. Are you on extended release effexor or immediate relase? Extended is taken once a day, immediate, is half dose taken twice a day? If it becomes unbearable, see your doctor, about xanax or diazepam while effexor builds up into beneficial levels, that gradually reduce depression and anxiety.
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    I take extended release and I just started taking Xanax but it hasn’t been working very well. I’m just an anxious mess.....
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      Okay, then see your doctor and explain. You might benefit from half dose immediate release, as you get 2 doses, that are dumped into your bloodstream immediately, morning and evening. Extended and immediate release can make a difference for some people. When i wake up i am very alert, not anxious, but get anxious after a couple of hours, if i dont take a diazepam. I would suggest seeing your doctor and explain. Could be that with extended realease, after 24 hours, you may not have much effexor left in you, when you wake up. Explain your symptoms to doctor, and ask if immediate release insread might help you.
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      People normally get worse during first couple of weeks of taking a new medication, or increasing dose. Definately see doctor, and tell them how you feel using your exact words in your initial post. It helps them judge your degree of anxiety. No point in just saying you are feeling anxious, in fact, just show them your post, and they will get an accurate idea.
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      I was in a really bad way with anxiety on old anti depressant, my pysc i saw at time, recommended immediate release for me, and ive had no real side effects, anxiety is still there, but not excessive. I get a nice dreamy feeling when i take immediate release in morning and evening, and seems to relax me.
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      I was on Prozac for a month and a half and wanted to kill myself. That’s why my doctor switched me to Effexor. It’s helped so much with my depression. I just need it to help with my anxiety. I have Xanax to help for now but it only help a little bit. I know it’s early. I’ll give this med more time to kick in. Hoping it does soon...
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      Id still recommend seeing your doctor, as your anxiety sounds high. I take the same medication as you, effexor, extended and immediate release, are the same drug, its just the way its delivered into your body.
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