Can Desvenlafaxine give you energy? (+3 tips)

In this article, we will discuss whether Desvenlafaxine can give you energy. We will also discuss some research studies and what to do if Desvenlafaxine does not give you energy.

Can Desvenlafaxine give you energy?

Desvenlafaxine may give you energy and improve your mood, sleep and general well-being. However, these improvements are seen only in individuals who tolerate the medication and respond well to it.

As the response of individuals to Desvenlafaxine can vary from person to person, so can the ability of Desvenlafaxine to provide you with energy.

Desvenlafaxine is not an energy pill, but being an antidepressant it reverses laziness and lack of motivation caused by depression. It is a known fact that people who suffer from depression start to lose interest in almost everything and their brain does not allow them to be productive (1).

However, the impact of Desvenlafaxine on energy levels differs from person to person, as it may not increase energy levels in every other individual when it starts to work. This is because Desvenlafaxine can cause sedation and tiredness in some people.

Antidepressants affect people differently and it is hard to predict how these meds make you feel before actually taking them. Make sure you properly take your antidepressant and reach out to your healthcare provider if you are concerned about any of the side effects.

What does research suggest? 

Research suggests that some individuals may experience an increase in energy levels while taking Desvenlafaxine. The specific incidence of this effect varies among individuals and may not occur in everyone.

One study indicated that Desvenlafaxine at doses of 50 and 100 mg per day helped a lot with boosting energy and reducing feelings of tiredness in people dealing with major depressive disorder. Those who experienced better energy levels early on and had fewer ongoing issues with feeling tired also showed better overall improvement in how they functioned (2).

It is important to note that Desvenlafaxine is prescribed for the treatment of depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions. The overall goal of treatment is to improve overall well-being and alleviate symptoms, rather than solely focusing on increased energy levels (3).

What to do if Desvenlafaxine does not boost your energy levels?

Keep in mind that Desvenlafaxine may make you a bit restless and fatigued at the start of treatment. However, after the first few weeks, it may start improving your mood and energy levels. If Desvenlafaxine still does not increase your energy levels or improve your symptoms it is important to consult a healthcare provider.

Your doctor may evaluate your situation and will decide on the best course of action. Your doctor may change the dosage of Desvenlafaxine or even revise your prescription to change the medication if your symptoms do not improve.

Always remember not to discontinue antidepressants on your own as they can cause horrible withdrawal symptoms (4).

What are the non-pharmacological ways to increase your energy levels?

Here are some self-care tips and techniques that can help you boost your energy levels:

Get enough sleep

Sometimes the reason for low energy levels is not getting enough sleep. Make sure you have a healthy sleep schedule and get an adequate amount of sleep to keep yourself energetic.

Stay hydrated

Consuming plenty of fluids and water can make you feel less fatigued and in turn, increase your energy levels.

Limit caffeine and alcohol

Too much caffeine and alcohol can affect energy levels. Caffeine is a stimulant, it may give you energy, but if consumed in large quantities, especially in the evening, it can lead to insomnia. Alcohol is known to make you drowsy and irritable and decrease your energy levels.

Reduce stress

You can focus on reducing stress and engage in activities that relax your mind. Meditation, yoga and deep breathing exercises all help your mind to relax. these activities can help boost your energy levels.

Eating healthy diet

Eating a healthy and balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals can help your body with essential nutrients and the energy it needs.

Lifestyle changes

Exercising regularly can be beneficial for low energy. It boosts your circulation and helps release endorphins which are known to improve mood and energy levels.

To the best of my knowledge and based on research studies, Desvenlafaxine can give you energy. However, this effect can vary from person to person.

If Desvenlafaxine does not boost your energy levels or makes you feel fatigued, it is better to consult your healthcare provider for a detailed assessment, a change in medication and engage in self-care activities to boost your energy levels.  






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