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There's quite a few discussions on this but they seem quite old so I wondered if I should stimulate a fresh discussion.
I have been on Effexor capsules for a couple of months and had seen a marked improvement. However, the last prescription I had, I foolishly took to a different chemist and they gave me Venlalic tablets. I queried this and they said it was the same medicine, just a different brand. Within a week I had gone right down hill. I had feelings of nausea, no energy and within five days was almost catatonic. I could hardly move, couldn't speak to anyone and by the seventh day I was in a bad way. I managed to get an appointment with my GP and explained and he gave me a new prescription which I took to the usual chemist and got the capsules again.
It wasn't a problem with the cost of the medication, it was more a problem with the dispensing chemist. I'll not make that mistake again.
There's something far wrong if I feel so bad on what I'm advised by the chemist is the same medication. There was nothing else changed in my curcumstances other than Venlalic tablets so nothing else I could attribute the problems to. I'm convinced it was the tablets and suggest this should be looked at.
Has anyone else had a similar experience?
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