day 3 venlafaxine

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I started venlafaxine sun 37.5 twice a day i was ok most of yesterday but then last night i couldnt stop crying. I came off sertraline last wk as it wasnt working. How long does it take to work? Help please x

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    Your body is now getting used to the Venlafaxine and it is normal to feel worse before you feel better.  Just give your body time to adjust to a different anti depressant.  It will take 6-8 weeks to work, just like when you started the Sertraline.  Also your body is also withdrawing from the Sertraline so it has a lot to contend with at the moment.  Stopping one medication and starting s

    another within a few days is not easy.

    It will be at least 4-6 weeks before you feel any improvement and could be up to 8 weeks.

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    Yes, Emma, I'm on 225mg venlafaxine a day, I take 75mg in the morning and 150mg at night. But everyone is different, so you might not need that much. I've been on it for 6years & it's worked well for me.
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      Ive had such a rough time. I was on citalphram for years then it stopped working, then went onto mirtzapine which i only took for two days as i was like a zombie then onto sertraline 50mg for a week then up to 100mg for 4 weeks, totally broke down at the docs last week so he put me on venlafaxine which i started sun. Im off work and have been on and off since dec, im so desperate to get my life bk.
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