I NEED URGENT HELP! venlafaxine withdrawal

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hey I've only been on venlafaxine 75mg for 2 months but wasn't working and was causing excessive sweating . so I went to my doctors and put me on prozac witch I was on when I was 15 for major panic disorder and depression. but I just stopped straight away and started prozac now I feel like I could cry or tear my own skin off !my anger is through the roof , I have no patients and I am super adjitated, feeling sick dizzy brain zaps and can't sleep . I woke up at 3 am this morning and felt like I could have smashed my house up with all the anger still asleep it was really scary and unsettling. the withdrawals are getting worse so I took 1 35mg of venlafaxine half an hour ago to try settle all this until I go to the doctors tomorrow but realised I took fluoxetine this morning. .will I be OK or should I go call nhs 24?? any advice would be much appreciated thanks in advance

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    Coming off venlafaxine can be very difficult. I found the sweating got better the longer I was on it .

    Do the best you can to remove all stress while you come off. If you work you may need to be signed off .

    Get ready meals ... Whatever makes it easy - so you can just watch tv or listen to music or whatever and give your body chance to get rid !


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    I dnt understand why he hasn't put your dose up up.. 75mg isn't therapeutic. . You start on that dose n then double up. I'm on venlafaxine & it's done wonders for me after coming off mirtazapine.

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    Sharon's comment is interesting . I found venlafaxine worked best for me on 225mg (it works differently at different doses)

    I found the sweats etc improved after a few months.

    I did find it the best a-d I've ever tried.


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