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Venlafaxine advice

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Jules78

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Hi everyone, anyone have experience of this ad? I'm just changing over from fluoxetine as my depression seems to be getting worse not better. It's early days at the moment and at the same time I've just come of the mini pill so my hormones must be haywire too but I'm feeling really bad with frequent thoughts about questioning my life and whether to be here. From the outside I know it looks like I have everything to live for but I just can't carry on feeling like I do. How have other people found this drug? Also has anyone ventured down private support other than standard counseling? Aside from drugs, counselling, diet and exercise there seems to be little else out there.

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I was on it for years and I did find it helpful. I had to come off it due to side effects. I hope it helps you.:hug:
 
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I was on venlafaxine alongside mirtazepine for years. It's a drug that can cause bad withdrawal symptoms, you need to take at same time each day for eg, but can be a good AD once you are on the right dose in my experience. I hope it helps in time, you're bound to feel all over at the moment. X
 
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I was on Venlafaxine for four years,it made no difference to my depression I think it actually made it worse.It also made me numb emotionally,like I was a robot with no feelings.I came off with the say so of the psychiatrist,I just stopped while under supervision in hospital,no withdrawals that I noticed.If asked I would advise people not to take them,I was on the Effexor prolonged release capsules.Never again!
 
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It really can be trial and error when looking for the best antidepressant that suits you and your depression.
I took venlafaxine during one of my episodes and was ok and benefited from it, on another episode (after coming off them years later) it didnt suit me.
Persevere for a bit and see how you get on, if you dont think its right for you speak to your doctor.
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