9 weeks in and not at full remission.

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Hi,

I'm wondering how long it has taken people to get to full remision when taking venlafaxine please? I have GAD and I'm on 150mg per day.  I went up to 225mg per day but it was too strong and after 14 weeks of taking it I went back down to 150mg.  I have been on these for 9 weeks an although I do feel a bit better I'm still not 100% well.  I'm still very up and down daily with anxiety, I'm having heat plaps after I take my tablets (immediate release) and my mind seems very heightened in my temples.  

I also take a brand called viepax, does anyone have any experience with these please? Thanks 

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    Hey James. Stick with what ur doing. These meds do take awhile to work and it sure is worth it in the long run. Be patient.  And incorporate a little exercise in ur daily routine. 
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      Hi James. I'm just starting my second week of 75 mg's of Ven. Was on 37.5 mg's for 8 weeks. I exercise about one to two hrs a day which helps a lot. Gotta have a plan and stick to it I guess. Its a process. So hang in there and seek ppl's advice. Good luck

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    hi i found that the slow release work better for a long term and as i got better cut down and went on the instant release on a y low dose of 37.5 hope this is of help
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    sorry to say but years , but everyone is different some people only take them for a short time i understand. but the benefit was a lot better for me personally on slow release  antidepressant seem to be a very 'personal ' medication and finding out how long it wiil take is very difficult. sorry i cant be of more help

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