I am starting venlafex xl 37.5mg

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I am starting venlafex xl 37.5mg tomorrow whilst taking 20mg of citaopram for 7 days then going off the citalopram for good, then upping the venlafex to 75mg, I'm really anxious Of and side affects that may happen, I was originally on 40mg of citalopram for 7 years but just not working any more I was suffering hot flushes and night sweats, jaw clenching a lot 

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    Hi Dede,

    I wouldn’t worry about side effects until they happen. 

    Get to feeling well first. 

    Efexor is often used to help with sweating of menopause for example but can also cause sweating, which I handle by carrying a hand towel at all times.

    Cheers Linda

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    I can only say that I was on Venlafaxine for 7 years, but was aware that after 3 years or so, it was losing its efficacy. I eventually became perpetually angry. The first 2 years were a 'state of grace' -it felt so good, although it took 6 months for the benefits to kick in. So, please ask questions. Withdrawal was an unpleasant experience that left me with dizziness, fog in the brain and anxiety.

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      Hi I was on citalopram for years and they lost their affects and I was suffering terrible angry and mood swings so hopefully theses new ones will help for now 🙂

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