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I don't know if anyone can help me or has been in a similar situation but I am so desperate and have no one to talk to about things.
After months of being off work and trying lots of different antidepressants, I was advised to go onto Venlafaxine. I was started on a low dose and went up quite quickly to 225mg slow release tablets as advised by my NHS Psychiatrist. After being on these for a few weeks, they were making me so tired all the time it was impossible to function for more than a couple of hours without needing a rest or a sleep. I went back to the doctor to talk to them about it and they advised that there was no other medication suitable for me and therefore I should try the normal tablets rather than the slow release to see if that made a difference to the tiredness. I have done this but since then, for about 2 weeks now, I have been feeling really suicidal. I don't feel like i'm in control of anything that goes on in my head or the things I say. I have since ended up quitting my job when I was feeling in a really dark place and felt like it didn't matter as i'd just kill myself anyway, but now regret that as I have a mortgage to pay on my own and now no income. I also keep taking everything out on my boyfriend which he doesn't deserve and I am becoming so paranoid that he is going to leave me or get bored of me or don't understand what he see's in me and I have never felt any of this stuff before. I feel like the change in tablets has really messed me up even more and I am in such a low place.
Has anyone else ever gone from the slow release tablets to the normal ones and experienced anything similar? Does anyone know how long these feelings might last?
I feel like I now have nothing and just don't see the point in carrying on living a life that I don't want anymore.
Would appreciate any advice
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