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hi just started on these tabs and feel awfull starts when i wake up at 2/3am toss anfd turn and cant get back to sleep then spend rest of morning in and out of bed as cant face doing anything, feel sick and totally spaced out on 75mg slow release. feel better as day goes on on day 5 any tips x

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    Hi Lou,

    that sounds rough but try and hang on in there for if you can for long enough to see if Ven. helps with the underlying symptoms.

    I have been on 150 mg for about a year and I have to say this medication really suited me and was incredibly effective in controlling (hideous) anxiety I had been experiencing - so from a treatment perspective this was litetally life changing for me in a good way.

    I was switched over from Citraloplam which didn't help me. I guess different drugs suit different people. However it is worth battling though the nasty side effects as you may find it a very effective treatment when things settle down as it was for me. If in a few weeks you are not getting the relief you need go back to the Docs and try something new.

    Ven was a bit of a wonder drug for me, so I am a fan but I know starting can be tough. Am on this site now as I'm stopping but that looks like a whole other story.....

    Good luck to you.

    Merry-Beth :-)

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    hi thanks for response feeling a bit better but mornings are awful gone off sick from work for month sure its work making me feel like this, but at mo cant face looking for other jobs. Feel like a totall misery dr is going to ref me to mental health team if i dont respond to tabs scary thought. It is nice to hear from you and that this worked for you gives me hope and it is early days so will hang in there . thanks again loulou
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    Lou lou, being referred to the mental health team is scary but I have found it very useful - while my GP is good, there is never much time to talk, so to have someone to talk to at greater length has been helpful. I hope the venlafaxine starts to help you soon.
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    yeah think i will ask dr to refer me worth a go eh! need to stop these obsessive thoughts of work and what will i do as other career feelings of worthlessness and failure ! side effects of meds not as bad now! Does anyone have feelings of guilt why am i like this? guilty of being off work? what do others think of me? just wanna be back to me. have no courage or sense of worth at mo having a bad day what a misery
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