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I'.ve been on 150mg Venlaflaxine for about 10 weeks now and am just starting to feel better. I'd considered stopping it several times as I felt it was doing nothing but seemed to have turned a corner. I just wanted to know at what dosage does it become SSRNI or is it that at lowest dosde. Had so much different advice, some say it becomes SSRNI above 150 some say at 150 so am confused.

Any help would be great.

Thanks

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    Hi. Sounds good!

    At 150 you reach SNRI threshold. You are reaping SNRI therapeutic effects at 150 already. Hope you keep improving. It is very slow on ven but when it does kick in it is usually very smooth. x

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    Just out of interest are you on it for anxiety or depression ?

    Did the good effect come on suddenly or sneak up on you ?

    Did you have any side effects ?

    Sorry for all the questions.

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      Hi,

      I'm on it for anxiety and depression.

      The good effect really did creep up very slowly with subtle changes. I expected it to work more quickly and as I say was close to giving up several times but glad I stuck with it. I still have a long way to go.

      Side effects - initially made my anxiety worse - that went on for ages. Weird dreams but wearing off now.My memory is not so good - have to keep making lists !

      Ask as many questions as you want. Glad to help if I can

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    For the instant release formulation I think the SNRI effects start at 225mg. Probably lower doses required for controlled release.
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