I take 75mg Effexor a day. It's not a huge dose, but I am experiencing so many side effects, I really want to reduce it. I don't want to go off- the Effexor has really treated my depression/anxiety well. I want to treat the disease, but I also want to live my life. My common side effects: Fatigue (I am ALWAYS tired. I can sleep for 14+ hours if left alone) Yawning a lot Sex drive went from awesome to meh Concentration is poor- I often have to re-read things to understand Forgetful Dizzy I've taken the medicine for 2 years now, and these symptoms aren't going away. So recently, my boss tells me that I am not performing so well at work- specifically that I am not concentrating/forgetting. I know this is because of my drugs. I am frustrated with these symptoms more than he is. My decision is to have my doctor help me reduce my prescription. But... my appointment is in August. How do I communicate to my boss now what the problem is? I have been burned before by telling a boss about my condition. I try & keep this private because of the insane amount of stigma around the disease- my family doesn't even know. Still, there's a legitimate, medical reason for these problems that I want to take steps. And, I want the chance to keep my job and not be treated like some freak at work. How do I tell him what the issue is?