Effexor xr 2 weeks when is this going to help!!!!!

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I have been on effexor xr 75mg for 2 weeks i have severe anxiety n some depression.. ssri s don't work for me.. I have been feeling like a guinea pig trying different meds dealing with side effects.. when am I gonna get some relief.. so frustrated have been dealing with this since november.. I'm starting to get really depressed bc these meds aren't working.. please any helpful advice about how long effexor xr helps panic n anxiety would be great!!! Thank u all. I'm on klonopin 1mg at night and .5mg in morning. Xanax .5mg prn.. please help

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    Hi rene.

    I have been on this med for about 5 years now.  I remember when I first started taking it - I didn't feel any better for about a month.  I am on the same dose as you.  I am also on many other meds as well for panic and depression.  I know this isn't very comforting but just give it time.  It's a good med.  XR is the way to go with this....slow steady dose in your system.

    I've been on over 42 meds throughout the years to treat my condition.  Only now do I finally feel we've landed on the right cocktail of meds.  Perhaps you may also need something else added to your daily regime.  But do give it a good month before you go that route.

    Best wishes from the USA


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    If meds dont work consider therapy and changes in lifestyle

    Stay strongconfused

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    I just came across your thread, and was wondering how you are doing now? I'm at the two week Mark with my effexor and looking for hope

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