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hi, ive previously posted on here before , basically yrs ago i suffered with depression and anxiety , was on venlafaxine. eventually came off it and always had down days but managed to cope. well a few months ago everything got too much again , and started having panic attacks , and feeling very depressed. I work in a very busy retail place . well the first time i went to GP they just suggested mindfulness and breathing excercises , with no luck they put me on sertaline. This didnt get me anywhere and they added mertazapine to help with the sleep. they worked for the sleep , however after losing 2.5 st last yr and being concious of my weight , i gained alot in a week !!! so went back and they stopped mert and doubled the sert. ( i had an apt booked for gp a wk later anyway with my reg gp ) when i went bk to him , he then changed me to venlafaxine 75mg as they previosly worked for me , ( they didnt want to put me straight on them at first , dunno why ) so except for side effects they worked ok , just could sleep for england , was also signed off for approx 6 weeks too ,
the week i was due to come bk to work my relationship of 7 plus yrs ended, i finished it but its silly as i dont know why i just felt a bit self destruct , so i had that to deal with as well as the anxiety of returning to work , i returned 2 weeks ago on reduced hrs , and changed duties. this has been agreed to last a month. well its all been alot to cope with , panic attacks had increased , sleep patterns well basically are all over the place and feel generally rubbish . i had my follow up today and had a panic when in there , could barely talk / get the words out to explain stuff. when i eventually did he was not happy about the progress and has doubled them to 150mg starting tomorrow. he suggested signing me off however ive ran out of sick pay and now im single finances are different. so i want to try and stay at work , luckily i can stay away from the public and do outher tasks which has been agreed along with the reduced hrs
My question is , is anyone on this dose ? did they have any side effects when increased dosage? im so worried about everything as im a single mum ( my ex wasnt my sons dad but they were close ) and struggling with everything . .
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