does velafaxine cause morning sedation?

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Hi

Am on 225mg of velafaxine and am finding when I get up I am pretty sedated. Has anyone else found this?

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    hi louise im on 225mg ven, tuesday night didnt sleep AT ALL dozed off about 6.30am wed morning then woke at 9. just like you felt zonked, sedated as you call it then today (thursday) splept till 10am and felt worse than i did yesterday morning. how long have you been on 225, ive only been on it 2 1/2 weeks its hard to tell how you feel when tabs make you feel wierd. :-) xx
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      when i changed the anxiety and depression came back with a bang, sleepless nights constant crying stuttering forgetting what i was sayiing , so dr uped it then uped it again and although been on if for 2nhalf weeks still not sleeping properly ,tired crying and constant headaches to be honest with all that going on ive had less time to think about pain from arhtiritus in my knees which ive had for 5 years, i take 6 different tabs every morning in the same order id like to ask you when you take your vent and do you take it after youve eaten, i take 5 tabs then 2 breakfast biscuits then vent. what a parlavor every morning. take care hope it soon works for you :-) xx
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      yes thats proberbly why it takes me about 2 hrs in the morning to actually wake up properly and get out of bed..im lucky my husband brings me up cup friut tea about 8 reminds me and watches me while i take tabs then he leaves me to wake up a bit more while he  makes me another drink its approx 10 or 11 i finally make it down stairs half the day is gone, before all this happened i used to get up every day at 6 go to full time job come home etc etc and go to bed at 12 cant do that now havent for over 9 months feel ive let the whole family down coz i cant do what i used to do :-)
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    Hi louise how did you find the switch I'm taking 75mg Ven and 10mg of cit but iv to drop the cit on Saturday and I feel really weird as I was on 30mg cit to start with. I hope this medication works better as citalopram stopped working for me to tried since October last year with citalopram but kept slipping back again and anxiety was really high.
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    Yes, but compared to other drugs I found it wasn't bad. For true sedation try the old-fashioned tricyclics. With amitryptaline I could fall asleep standing up! Your body does become used to the sedation after a month or two.
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