Help with mood

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Please please could anyone help me, I'm weaning off Venlafaxine and I'm down to 37.5 a day and it's now noticeable that by 5 or 6 o'clock my mood becomes very very dark and I'm unbearable to even talk to, is there anything I could take that would help me calm down (no alcohol) ! Thanks

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    I got some capsules from Holland and Barrett called lemon balm. They help with withdrawal and help keep you calm. I'm now halving the tablets so take these at about tea time. Find they help me xx
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      Thank you Elaine, you're a life saver 😀 I'm feeling a tad better now had dinner and trying to watch a film (finding it difficult to concentrate)
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    Hi there,

    I'm having my Venlafaxine reduced again next week from 75mg+37.5mg in the AM 37.5mg in the PM to just 75mg in the AM and 37.5mg in the PM. I think I'm doing ok considering what others are going though but I have heightened anxiety lately which I think is due down to reduction and I've been trying to find supplements to help this. I will try the Lemon Balm and I've also heard mentioned Vitamin B complex, 5HTP caps and rhodiola. However I'm worried about these negatively affecting the Ven, I can't find any information on whether or not I'm ok to take them. I need something though because like you the evenings are the worst time.

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      The lemon balm capsules I take don't interfere with the veneflaxin. I work on a ward and asked the pharmacist. They are herbal but there not like St. John's wart. You can't take those with the Ven. Xx
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