It’s only been one day since I started Effexor XR but I need to know if what I’m experiencing is normal and when will it go away. I am aware they everyone’s experience and timeline will be different but I need some guidance.
I took my first Effexor ar 3pm yesterday. I remembered what Prozac and Cipralex felt like so I wasn’t concerned about the drug impacting my day. I was wrong. Within an hour I began to feel upset in my stomach, then my skin started to feel uncomfortable with the cold, then I noticed that I was forgetting to blink, followed by what I can only closely describe as tunnel vision (which didn’t last long). Once I was experiencing everything together I realized that I was and still am in fact high.
I have felt these side effects when I used to take MDMA (ecstasy) and Effexor is in the same class of drug as MDMA so it makes sense but I never would have thought it would feel identical. I’m clenching my jaw, chewing on the inside of my mouth, I can’t sleep very well (I think I’ve slept for 4 hours) and have no interest in eating (haven’t eaten since 3pm yesterday). I enjoy talking because it makes me feel better and I am very talkative, just like when I used to take MDMA.
Did anyone else experience this?
If this doesn’t improve by Monday I may have to stop. I can’t go to school like this. I’m hoping I can do my assignments and readings this weekend.
Thanks for any input.