Venlafaxine 150 mg ER when do you take yours?

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I have been taking this medication for 18 months now and have been taking it at about 8.30 am.

I have been finding that in the morning before I take the tablet I struggle to get going generally feeling sluggish. I should say at this point that I take the drug primarily to manage chronic pain and this has worked well. I have also noticed that if I take the drug and go back to sleep, it takes me a while to clear my head before fully waking up. I still struggle to get going.

I wonder if there is a better time to take the drug keeping in mind it is the extended release version.

I welcome your thoughts.

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    Hi there I've found splitting my dose much better I'm only on 75mg but I now take 37.5mg at 730 at night and 37.5mg in morning and I'm feeling nearly back to my old self

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    I take 375 mg and take when I have my evening meal as you have to take it with food. This seems to work for me. The only thing that I have found is that I have put on a lot of weight. Do you have this problem?

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    im only on 75 mg but i take mine around 5-6 pm with my evening meal. i find this to be the best time for me. i was told to take it at breakfast but i tried that and i would find that the next day i had increased anxiety and i would feel very tired and unwilling to do anything. light headead and nausea... but i find in the evening when i take them i feel perfect.

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