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Physical effects of meds

wollie

wollie

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Yesterday I found out that I have low blood pressure, I have spoken to my pdoc and he says yes it is the meds, so I have to decide either to stop taking them at the risk of serious MH problems, or have another pill to bring my blood pressure up, I suppose it's a no brainer really but I don't want to mess with my heart, I just don't know what to do. :low:
 
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sorry to hear that Wollie

n yeah I know this kind of issue
I would say if you are trying a change of meds
you might want to think about what support you will put in place
while going through the transition

because I would feel weird
I would be contacting local mental health resources
in advance until I feel I'm going to be safe

:grouphug: 🎼
 
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I have felt fairly well for most of the time well during lockdown, so I decided to slowly reduce Venlafaxine -- because I am really not happy with the side effects, especially being tired all the time. Reduced carefully over a couple of months by small amounts. But yesterday afternoon I found myself in a terrible state. I don't know what set this off if it wasn't the reduction of the medication.

I tried to contact the local services, but they are so stretched in the current situation that it was difficult to get through on the phone -- so I rang a lot of other people -- Samaritans, local helpline, a couple of friends.....Finally I did get through to a CPN who was helpful.
Decided to take a bit more of the Venla -- not the whole lot -- and reduce even more slowly after that. Just pray it will work, don't know what else I can do.

Zoe I like your slogan -- yes, we are good enough just as we are -- if only we can persuade ourselves to remember that! And Wollie, I hope you find a solution to this.
 
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baba yaga

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Sorry shouldn't have written on this didn't notice it was hearing voices forum I don't hear voices
 
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Rabbit777

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Worry how the meds will effect my health as well. Need to find meds that work so that it’s worth it. Have an appointment in 5 days. Don’t know if I’m gonna switch meds again or if they’ll try to up my dosage again.
 
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