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Venlafaxine

Hi everyone has anyone been on venlafaxine at all I’ve just started it on Friday and have been feeling sick since the doctor said that’s normal but today no sickness but I’m feeling high as a kite spaced out and my heart is beating ten to the dozen! Is this normal

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Yes I had some odd side effects when I started on venlafaxine, took my body a good 8 weeks to get used to it. If really worried perhaps speak to a pharmacist or your doctor to get some reassureancd

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Thank you it’s just a shock from yesterday as I was feeling sick since Friday and today I’m completely different

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It's ok, it's not the best drug to get your system used to but it's a helpful one

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Yes it is :)

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Reassurance

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All I wanted out of these new meds is to make me feel happy and better on myself not like this

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Hi Adele once your on them a while should be ok .I'm now on higher dose Just take in morning .Try cutting any other tabs .have you been on any 6 to 9 week courses yet through community wellbeing team or physios.you would benefit maybe .or trying to accept condition

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Hi Ajay57 I’m only on these I’ve had to wean myself of matazapine then I’m taking one venlafaxine for two weeks then it will be two per day I was seeing a counsellor last year and now I’m dealing with remploy to help me get back to work

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Hi adele your on a really good anti depressant as im on them myself once youve been on them for a while you will find the side effects will lessen but please dont miss any as you may have problems again ! Please dont change any of your meds unless your doctor tells you to take care and all the best david

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That’s is what I want a great anti depressant as I’ve forgotten how to be happy and I just want to smile again

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Venlafaxine should start working as it should after about the third or fourth week ! I do hope you get a lot better soon i was going to say try watching some good comedies mrs browns boys,sarah millican or billy connelly ! I wish you all the best david

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Thank you I’ve got my fingers crossed these work

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I think they will let us know how you get on !david

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Thanks I will do

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Laughter is the best med :) I love Billy Connelly

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Definitely

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That's good if you feel ready for it .

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I’m not ready for work yet as I’ve lost all my confidence so together with the help of remploy I hope to get back to work I know it will take time but I need to do it properly this time

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I your right .I gave up don't work now.if your no ready don't worry .sometimes it's there for good don't rush and don't worry about it .Try mixing with close friends you can trust only.lot of people don't understand it .

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You are so right about that a lot of people don’t understand and that is so frustrating

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When I said try cutting any other tabs you do need to see did first and do look into courses held through docters you would really benefit from that once a week

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Ok thank you I will ask next time I’m there

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Wot does atm mean on your posts I must be thick.

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ATM is at the moment

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And your not thick at all

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Ha ha cheers .how did you no a out health unlocked

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What???

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Meant health unlock this website

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What about it?? Sorry now I’m being thick

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No meant how did you no about health unlocked.com.i was on a. Course and a.couple people where on it .I thought I would have a look not sure

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Oh right I get u erm no I found it myself on the internet I’ve only been on here for a month and so far I’m enjoying it

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Good luck with tabs take care

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Thank you take care yourself

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I'm on these myself I don't have any probs with them,I'd see ur doctor if you carry on feeling like this,it can take a while to adjust an for them too work an make you feel better,iv been on these myself after trying a few others iv found these the best, but were all different hope your feeling better soon x

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I will do if it carry’s on it’s just a shock from one extreme to another and thank you so much x

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Yes iv had that high feeling on some meds it's not nice.if your still feeling like this tommorow talk to ur pharmacist or doc,pharmacists can be so helpful if you can't get a docs appointment quickly x

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It’s so bizarre as since Friday I’ve been feeling sick 🤢 and today I am high as a kite I was at the doctors on Monday who told me it’s best to take them in the morning but cos I was on matazapine which I take at night I just carried on at night time so Sunday I had one at night then Monday 12ish I had another one and today was about 12ish so fingers crossed tomorrow I’m not as high x

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Hopefully not :0) x

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We will just have to wait and see x

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Hi adele

I have been taken 225mg venlafaxine xl for years, the only time I feel sick, when I have not eaten when taken venlafaxine, this is normal for me, good luck with the tabs :) x

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Hi thank you they do taste horrible don’t they and yeh I have noticed u need to eat when taking these x

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Are you on a high dose? You can let them know. I was on this medication before and it did make my heartbeat faster sometimes. It can raise blood pressure. If it's too high you could ask about lowering it and tell them how it's affecting you.

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I’m currently on 37.5mg which is going to increase to double this in two weeks

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Okay, if you see the doctor before the increase, I'd let them know about the other symptoms you are experiencing as well.

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I’m back to see the doctor in a months time to see how I’m going on with the higher dose

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I'm also taking 37.5mg. They worked at first, but now I'm down in the dumps. Going to my primary care physician today. The lack of happiness can be so debilitating to oneself, and to their relationships with others :( I'm glad they're working for you. From what I read, 75 mg. is the therapeutic dose. My doc didn't want to have me on 75. Meds for depression/anxiety can be tough to prescribe. Our brains are so different! Good luck :)

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I’m actually happy on these meds now just hope they last longer than the others I’ve been on and thank you 😊

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I went to doc today and she's upping my dose to 75 mg. I'm going through menopause & my hormones are probably kicking in lol I hope this new dose helps. I know it may take a little while but I am very hopeful.

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My doctor is keeping me on 75mg for a bit I just hope it works for us both 😊

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Adele, wait a few weeks for the tabs to kick in? you will feel great, the only size affects I have is sweating to much, and I feel less emotional? Hope this help :) x

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I will do thanks for your help and info I can’t wait I stop crying and feeling so low thank you x

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I've been on it for a few years now. It definitely works! Just remember to not miss a dose, you'll know it the next day.

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That’s good and no I won’t I’ve also been told to take it same time every day???

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It helps, I usually take mine with breakfast.

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Ok thanks

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I am on 225 mg venlafaxine and 30 mg mirtazapine Have tried to come off venlafaxine but get to five mg and even to lift my head off the floor is too high. It is good for what it does and I wish I could cope on a lower dose. You will adjust to it over about 4 - 6 weeks then you will wonder how you managed without it. I do agree though do not forget a dose

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I’ve just come on matazapine and it didn’t do anything for me I can’t wait to get all his new medication into my system

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Hi Adele I took venlafaxine on a couple of occasions and they really helped get me back on track. They did make me a bit hyper but it was a higher dose, I started them again late last yr a few months after my mum died but they didn't seem to work -- now I think I didn't give them a chance. (hindsight). I had registered a change of address and had to change doc which I found so stressful and he prescribed Prozac which didn't work then sertraline which worked for a while and now doing nothing.

A psychiatrist cousin of mine is over from the US and was shocked how low I am and suggested I go back to venlafaxine. I hope they work well for you and put that smile back on your face.

Good luck x

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Awww thank you so much 😊 I can’t wait to smile 😊 x

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Hi! have you had any problems getting Venlafaxine here in England? I have just been put on 150mg and I have read of a shortage of venlafaxine, I am now scared to take it in case one day I can't get any.

Keith

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Hi Keith yes I’ve had trouble getting hold of any I was ment to get enough to last over the Christmas holidays and new year but I’ve only been given enough for two weeks

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Hi Adele, its a problem if we can't get it, we can't just do without it sometimes it will make us feel terrible. I don't think I will take them now. Thank's Adele.

Keith

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Keith my doctor and pharmacy said they have lots of different types of venlafaxine they have capsules liquid and other types your doctor will change it so you will definitely have some medication

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Thank's Adele I will ask the doctor.

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No problem let me know how you get on

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Anytime someone start a medication for mental anxiety depression etc. My doctor told me it get worse before get we get better, every one body is different what one for one might not work for me and it can take 6 to 8 weeks to take effect. Offer your suffering to the Lord.

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Thank you 😊

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My Dr started me on venlaflaxine over a year ago. I felt awful for 4 - 6 weeks will different symptoms. After that he gradually increased the dose every 12 week as he said it took that long to see the complete effect of the medicine. I had slight side effects for about a week with every upped dose but the relief was amazing for me as I had more energy and felt "normal". Give it time, I've her on a few different meds and this has been far superior. I would say that with higher dose for me the swets are terrible but not everyone gets that side affect. Oh and don't miss a dose or you will you do feel horrible. If it's the weekend and you have forgotten to renew prescription a chemist will give you enough to have it renewed. Good luck x

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Aww thank you I’ve not feeling high today or yesterday but literally the sweat is pouring of me I hope this doesn’t last long and thank you for letting me know about the prescription that’s good to know x

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I really hope you have success with this x

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Thank you 😊 x

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I had taken it for about 5 years, it just takes awhile for your body to adjust!!! It worked great, then after about 5 years it just quit working, so I recently just switched to a new medicine. Good Luck, I hope you have great success.

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Thank you 😊

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Hi soccer mum -- can I ask what your doc put you on after the venlafaxine? It stopped working for me but I've not found anything better since. Thank you.

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I am on Venafalxine & find it quite good! It does take a while to get into your system. I have been on it a while so can"t rember how i feel when I first started them.

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Ok thanks

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I’ve stopped feeling sick now and I have been feeling high as a kite but that’s slowly going away

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Thank you

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Venlafaxine helped me with panic attacks about 15 years ago but I quit using it after many years. I was depressed and anxious with and without Venlafaxine but did not have panic attacks anymore without Venlafaxine. I am trying Prozac now. When I was at 300 mg of Venlafaxine and missed a dose I was in a horrible condition. If you get up to or 4over 300 mg do not miss a dose or you will be in a world of hurt!

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Ok thank you for this advice

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Anyone have a side effect of stuffed up ear?? I'm only on 2nd day of going from 37.5mg to 75mg. It's driving me nuts! Also, the fact that I already have hearing probs. (I'm 53 but wear hearing aids) is making this really difficult. Weird. I woke up last night with stuffed up ear. ugh!! lol I don't have a cold or anything.

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I’ve not had a stuffed up ear 👂 do u feel dizzy though?

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My ear got better. No I don't feel dizzy, I actually feel happy! Maybe that's because I took the day off to go to Disneyland lol

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Wow wish I could go back to Disney land lol

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Hello iv been taking venaflaxine at 375mg for about five years before that I'd taken a variety of meds. I find I'm sick most days, I vomitted this morning but I'm not sure if its meds or my anxieties. Iv kind of given up going to doctors cuz of my anxieties.

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Hi sorry for late reply my doctor has upped mine from 75 to 150 am hoping this will help me I haven’t been sick as such but just still low no energy or motivation

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Its difficult but you need to persevere, I know its easier said than done.

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Oh yeh I was begging my doctor for something to help me I’ve been referred back to the mental health team as no medication is helping mee

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