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I have now been on V for just over 3 weeks after coming of fluexotine, i like to ask i do not feel normal at all , at first i was all over the place but now i feel like a brick wall and will not let anyone into my life, i do not want to do anything and i mean get dressed socialise nothing my paranoia is through the roof , i am now on 150mg a day... My partner thinks it is her but she doesn't undersatnd the way i am feeling , i do not sleep or eat much in the day .... sod knows what is going on 

Am i doing these tablets right 

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    Hello Which tablets are V? All drugs take a while to stabilise in your bodyand 3 weeks is not long enough yet for them to start working properly. You sound depressed with the symptoms you describe. I am depressed so i understand some of how you feel. I have not got washed and dressed today and i am still in bed. Depression can make us feel like not socilising and lack of motivation. Do you know what has made you feel like this? Have you thought about Counselling, this is confidential and non judgemental. As for your wife not understanding, it is hard for people who are not suffering to understand. My depression is caused from abuse as a child and the suicide of my husband, things i cannot change and was out of my controll. Well meaning people have said oh you should be over these things now. ( i will never be over these things, i live with it ). Ask your wife to just be there and support you. Hope this helps in some small way.

    Best wishes.

    Elizabeth.

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      Thanks for this , my partner does care but i can't see it for some reason she is understanding, i can't see it , i can't see anything these days , do not want wash she makes me do not want to take tablets she reminds me , why am i being like this , do not want to cook or clean just want to vegitate which is not me 
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      These are classic symptoms of depression. Either wait for the tablets to start working or go back to the GP. I take Citalopram and after about 6 weeks i started to feel a lot better. Thou i still have days where i don't want to do anything. It's good your wife is there for you, she sounds like she is trying to motivate you. Give the tablets time and hopefully your mood should start to lift.

      Elizabeth.

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    Unfortunately you willfeel worse before you feel better as your body gets used to Venlafaxine.  That is normal.  At the moment your symptoms are those of depression, and once the anti depressant is in your body for a few more weeks, you will begin to feel better. 

    Yes you are doing the tablets right, but they can take anything up to 8 weeks to have any effect.  Stick with it.

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    i like to ask why am i feeling dead inside 
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      I would think it is a combination of the depression and your body getting used to the anti depressant. 

      Depression takes everything away from us, and is a very difficult illness to cope with.  Hopefully when the medication kicks in you will feel a lot better.  It does take a few weeks, but you are nearly ther.

      Take care

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