Help! venlafaxine made me ill :( - No Smoking Day

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Help! venlafaxine made me ill :(

Shinyemily
Shinyemily9 Months Smoke Free

Help I feel so dreadful. I was prescribed venlafaxine for anxiety. I took it for 3 days and I started to feel awfully dizzy and detached from reality. I couldn't focus and felt like I was on auto pilot. I started to panic as the sensation was awful. I stopped taking it as f*** that side affect! I still feel dizzy and sick. I'm barely sleeping and my heart is racing fast. It's been like this for 3 days now. I feel so rotten I just want it to disappear so I can forget about it. I am phoning Drs again tomorrow as this is ruining my whole week :(

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RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator

I would go to your emergency doctor immediately Shinyemily please. Let us know how you get on. Wishing you strength 💪🚭

Shinyemily
Shinyemily9 Months Smoke Free in reply to RoisinO1

Just seen one. It's triggered off some awful vertigo. Have some anti dizzy tablets. Can't catch a break lol but I won't be resuming the vencarm ever again! Urghhh

Shinyemily
Shinyemily9 Months Smoke Free in reply to Shinyemily

Hey just letting you know I feel tonnes better now. I feel a million pounds right now! No heartburn, barely any acid reflux now and no longer coughing tar and the anti dizziness is working. Due to start therapy soon for anxiety so just letting you know I'm feeling much better today and that I'm getting there :)

RoisinO1
RoisinO1Administrator in reply to Shinyemily

Ah thats great Shinyemily - hopefully this is the end to a bad run of it as the saying goes, 'things can only better!!' ;D

Your cemistry isn't working with it,if your feeling that I contact doctor right away

Shinyemily
Shinyemily9 Months Smoke Free in reply to Cigpeace

I've seen Drs just sadly was given the wrong anxiety medication which I had terrible side affects. Seen Drs yesterday and feeling much better. Thank you anyway

That's great you'll be okay, keep in touch,

Shinyemily
Shinyemily9 Months Smoke Free in reply to Cigpeace

Thank you and always I'll keep everyone posted. This is an amazing caring community.

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