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I've been on Venlafaxine for just over 3 weeks and take them in the evening around 9, as these make me drowsy. Even though I take them in the evening I am so tired all the time, does anyone else get this? If so, does it last or wear off after time?

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    Hi. You get used to it.

    I used to take mine at 7pm with my dinner. I had extended release. I felt fine getting up but it took me 4 weeks or so yo adjust to it.

    Your depression cud account for the tiredness too.

    Try getting out in the sun on nice days or get a SAD light. I have good effects with mine and even had one purchased by my employer's.

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      I have the slow releasing tablet. Hoping by next week I will get used to it then.

      Sound stupid what is a SAD light? I do try and get out on sunny days but it's hard working in an office all day.

      Thank you for replying.

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      Hi. Sorry. A SAD light is a Seasonal Affective Disorder light. I am a teacher and find it hard to get out of my classroom to get some sun and my work got me a lamp as part of their adjustments to support me to work as I had a lamp at home. It simulates daylight and 20-90mins per day works wonders. I have it by my PC or have on the table when i mark. It helps my sleep and ups my energy. Great in the dark winter months but even now!

      Talk to your HR as they may help you get one. They're about 40 quid.

      Good luck.

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