I've just had my Venlafaxine increased to 225mg

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The increase was 8 days ago. I'm starting to feel really anxious, sick and tearful (more so than before increasing). Is this a side effect of increasing the dose? I was very anxilous when I first starting taking them.

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    Hi marie I had mine increased a week ago.. I'm finding myself really tired sleeping better at night could sleep alday if I was left.. I couldn't sleep before hand. I am finding myself quite tearful, pretty low & no motivation at all..not really wanting to leave the house either ..I believe it should pass after a month.. so fingers crossed.

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      Thank you so much for your comments, Sharon. I also have those symptoms (particularly the tearfulness and no motivation). Just needed reasurance. As you say, hopefully, these will all improve in a few weeks. 😊
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    Hi Marie,

    Yes that's an unfortunate side effect of increasing the drug. I'm now on 300mg, and noticed that each time I increased I would have around 2 weeks of jitteriness, dizziness, and feeling very nauseous. It really does pass, just hang in there and try and relax!

    Good luck smile

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