I was prescribed Effexor XR for my Anxiety, Panic disorder and hypochondria a little under two moths ago. I haven't had any episodes ever since starting the medication, but I have dealing with a few things and I was wondering if I should be worried, or ride it out. I am now even more tired than what I was while suffering with my episodes. I usually get 9 hours of sleep but I am still tired upon waking. I find myself having spurts of confusion. Sometimes I don't remember what I did 5 minutes ago, or it takes me a while to remember. I get headaches almost every day, nothing excruciating, but annoying. I am also unmotivated now, it seems. Sometimes I have to really push myself to get something done, which doesn't come in handy with children. I also have some really strange vivid dreams. Is this normal? I haven't been able to talk to my Dr much about it, but the last time she told me to keeping pushing through it because I was still so new to the meds, but for almost two months wouldn't they subside? This is the only medication that has worked for me, so I love it, but I want these side effects to go away.