Into my 4th week no change help please

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I am starting my 4th week on venlafaxine am still agitated shaky with heightened anxiety and dizzy spells.Is this normal and has anyone had these side effects for so long?

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    I had the dizzy spells for a long time. They slowly calmed down. Your side effect should start to ease off soon.

    Can I ask what dosage your on ?

    I think your best bet if you are really worried is to see your gp.

    Venlaxifine is brilliant but it does take some time to begin to work.

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      I would imagine it's cause you went up a dose fairly fast.

      If I remember right, I think for me my anxiouty settles after about the sixth week. But you should start noticing side effects fading soon.

      I actually had blood test done because of my dizziness, but in time they did fade.

      Maybe give the venlafaxine another week, if the side effects are still stronge and haven't started to go see your gp.

      Take one day at a time. They do work slowly. I found when I did up a dose, I only did it after 6 weeks, giving the medication the right amount of time to work.

      I hope you feel better soon.

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