I was prescribed 25mg Effexor tablets, rather than the usual 37mg capsule. So I just have to split the tablet before taking it, which is much better than breaking the capsule and counting the beads
I noticed some effects after 30 minutes of taking the first dose. And after a few hours of being on the medication, I noticed a few positive effects. I am not surprised because most of the people in my family are sensitive to medication, meaning they gain positive effects by low doses of medication. So far, I love this drug. Here is a list of immediate observations:
1) The only negative side effect, I immediately got tired, and my parents said I have a little bit of a "drugged" look. But I did notice that it changed my mood, because I dont think I could get mad or sad even if I tried
. I think both of these effects will go away once my body gets used to the dose increase(s).
2) No photophobia, i went to 2 different stores and had absolutely no problem with the fluorescent lights. This almost always used to cause me nausea, increased dizziness, head fuzzyness, and sharp pain behind the eyes.
3) Decrease in heavy headedness.
4) And minimal or no change in the imbalance because it is too soon to tell. However, I wouldnt be surprised if my balance gets better after a few weeks.
It is possible that these positive changes are just placebo or chance, but I am quite certain that my observations are accurate. Time will be the ultimate test.