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  1. L

    Paranoia after venlafaxine withdrawal

    Last July I decided to stop venlafaxine 75mg cold turkey, at the time I wasnt doing very well and decided I needed to do something about it. For the first 2 months of withdrawal it was the usual head rushes brain zaps etc. The last 2 months I have become extremely paranoid especially in my...
  2. U

    Helllo; I have GAD and depression, and in mid-life with a serious prob

    hi; I was diagnosed with GAD many years ago, and was put on Lexapro. The med seemed to work for a while, but later it seemed ineffective. Over a 20 year period, I have been on escitalopram oxalate (Lexapro), citalopram (Celexa), and venlafaxine (Effexor). Of the three, the venlafaxine was the...
  3. V

    Venlafaxine: side effects while on and then tapering

    Hi all This is my first post. Ive been managing depression for over 10 years now and was in varying levels of lexapro at different points over the decade. Last year however, I visited my doctor during a down patch and the locum I saw changed me from lexapro to venlafaxine 75. Now I will admit I...
  4. H

    Worried about new meds prescribed today

    I was prescribed new meds today and I am afraid to take them. The new medication is Venlafaxine 37.5mg and I'm to take 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening. I'm already on Mirtazapine 30 mg which I take at night and also quetiapine 25mg which is 1 x 4 times a day. I'm really scared to take...
  5. L

    What on earth am I doing so wrong?

    Been depressed for more years I'd like to admit... been on countless SSRI's, none worked except fluoxetine which worked a bit too much. I've been hospitalised twice this year. The second admission was about 8 weeks and I was changed onto venlafaxine, I seemed somewhat encouraged early on but...
  6. LP0956

    Which medication is usually better to treat GAD: venlafaxine or escitalopram?

    Which medication is usually better to treat GAD: venlafaxine or escitalopram? Which of these two medications is usually better for treating generalized anxiety disorder: venlafaxine (Effexor XR) ou escitalopram (Lexapro)? I see the overwhelming majority of people (who have already taken these...
  7. C

    Do clompiramine side effects lessen over time?

    I was on venlafaxine for many years (latterly as combination therapy with 300mg quetiapine for last 5) for anxiety and OCD. About a month ago, I was put onto clompramine, titrating up to 100mg a day over the past 2 weeks, and with the possibility of going up to 125mg. The negative effects on...
  8. R

    Is this too much medication?

    I take one 75 mg venlafaxine in the morning. At night I take three of 15 mg mirtazapine and a half of 50 mg levomepromazine. I don't know how much all of that makes because I'm very bad at math. But I went to a clinic not too long ago and talked to two (stupid and useless) ladies and they said...
  9. M

    Venlafaxine, attempted suicide, and non diagnosis

    I am so useless. I am a mum of 2 and I try my hardest to keep it together for them. The feeling of unworthiness is overwhelming once they go to bed, then I can let it all out. I am on 375mg venlafaxine. I don't think doctors have prescribed me properly. I was on max dose of sertraline, can't...
  10. B

    Olanzapine, Mirtazapine, Lamotrigine, Venlafaxine, Propranolol, Diazepam

    Olanzapine, Mirtazapine, Lamotrigine, Venlafaxine, Propranolol, Diazepam Hi, I am still trying to find someone who is a similar age (21) and in a similar situation to the current medication cocktail I take. Olanzapine 10mg Lamotrigine 200mg Venlafaxine 375mg Mirtazapine 15mg Propranolol 80mg...
  11. megirl

    They have changed my venlafaxine brand and now getting serious side effects

    They have changed my venlafaxine brand and now getting serious side effects I have been on effexor for many years, I was on the venlafaxine capsule. Since ?May this year they have changed effexor to enlafax its in a capsule form also but it has 3 large beads inside, whereas effexor has minute...
  12. M

    Venlafaxine and crazy dreams ...

    Anyone have this on Venlafaxine or any other anti depressants ?? It seems every time i got to sleep or even drop off for a few hours i have the most intense but crazy dreams, some good and some awful. Its been pretty constant since i started taking the meds two odd years ago. Are there any meds...
  13. B


    My surgery is on special measures because of incompetence. For the third time I have been left without Venlafaxine for 3/4 days because they take about 8 days to process the prescription. Sudden withdrawal has led me to not being able to get out of bed and suicidal thoughts. Complaints just...
  14. Anime-Alchemy

    Stopped taking venlafaxine

    I stopped taking venlafaxine about 4 weeks ago. I was on 375mg but I was not taking them regularly, i did go like 2-3 weeks where i took them every day but for the most part it's been patchy. How long would it take for my brain to adapt to this change? I was prescribed venlafaxine in january of...
  15. B

    Huge Cocktail of Medication

    Hi, I have severe depression and severe anxiety and I also have a spinal disease. I am 20 years old and take 15 tablets a day. Anxiety & Depression 800mg Quetiapine M/R 375mg Venlafaxine M/R 50mg Trazadone 160mg Propranolol M/R 1250mg Metformin 5mg Diazepam as needed Spinal Disease 300mg...
  16. S

    GPs and requesting medication

    First of all, sorry if this is in the wrong section! If it is, could a moderator please move it to the correct section? Anyway, I'll save the long back story on how and why I'm on AD meds and say that I was diagnosed with depression around 4/5 years ago and have tried several different...
  17. W

    Venlafaxine and weight loss

    I've lost over half a stone - 3.5kg - since starting venlafaxine about 3 months ago. I've not been dieting. I wasn't overweight to start with...and I don't mind being a bit slimmer. Just wondering if anyone else has found this? I've done a few google searches and it seems weight gain is more of...
  18. W

    Things that help..

    Running 2-3 times a week, a Sad Lamp, Vitamins B & D,less time on the internet, and Venlafaxine. And now I feel stable and good. Please let this continue.
  19. blackdog


    I have been associated with this forum for many years as I suffered from depression. I was on anti-depressants, Venlafaxine for over 20 years, came off antidepressants in August 2016 and suffered with venlafaxine withdrawal syndrome. I work in the NHS in a clinical role and have been off sick...
  20. J

    Weaning off medication

    Hi I'm looking to speak with anyone who may be taking or weaning themselves off of Venlafaxine and lamotrigine. Please reply. Thank you Jake