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Hi, I'm looking to talk to anyone and everyone who has experience with this drug, really just need to talk I think 😃 I was started on 75mg of venlafaxine 3 weeks ago (depression and anxiety) and it's been pretty tough. First week I felt a strange energy rush (like I'd drank waaay too much coffee) and intense nausea after every dose, threw up a couple of times after taking it on an empty stomach because I couldn't bring myself to eat. The nausea and energy rush are both gone now but I don't have much appetite still and getting some diarrhoea and stomach cramps. I'm finding it hard to sleep as well, (though when I do sleep I have some very interesting vivid dreams) and feeling very tired and weak most of the time. I'm also very restless and agitated, with this awful new feeling of being SO bored of life and not wanting to do anything, even watching my favourite shows. My room is a rubbish tip right now & running out of clean clothes. The doctor will phone me on monday and I think he wants me to up the dosage as soon as possible. I want to do this too, as I've read that it works better on your mood after 150mg, and to be honest, as unpleasant as the physical symptoms are, I would put up with MUCH worse if they helped my depression and anxiety. I've taken fluoxetine, sertraline and citalopram in the past and felt absolutely no difference on any of them, good or bad, so I'm really desperate for this to work. But I'm very nervous. My main fear is that the restlessness and boredom will increase too, because it makes me feel like I'm going to go crazy. Does anyone have any advice or have you experienced the restlessness I'm talking about?
Thanks for reading!
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