- Dec 3, 2019
Hi, I recently moved to Spain in the hope of improving my physical and mental health. I am a 64year old woman who has suffered with depression on and off for years. Or maybe I always had it, it just was a bit up and down and I occasionally didn’t notice it so much. Anyway, I have recently been taken off venlafaxine after being on as much as 300mg, about a year ago. But, boy, am I suffering. My Spanish gp has been horrified that I was on so much different medications without any specialist input, such as a psychiatrist for my mental health problems. They have put me on Vortioxetina instead, starting on 5mg and working up to 15mg over three weeks. If anyone has any experience of either coming off Venlafaxine or being on Vortioxetina I would love to hear your experiences, good as well as bad please.