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hi all i wanted to put my story out thier , ive been on venlafaxine for over
14 yrs , late 2014 i started to attend a weight group due to putting weight on over the years, while i was attending we had to fill out the usual forms and answer questions on how we felt , this went on for a period of ten weeks , afterthis they suggested that i needed counselling again which i have had on 3 seperate occasions over the yrs, the therapist that i spoke to at the weight clinc said i had been on venlafaxine far to long and that it wasnt doing anything for me now, he gave me some suggestions on other meds and natural alternatives.
so i decided to see my gp,
after explaining to my gp about what the therapist said , i must say at this point my gp sent me to this clinic for my weight. anyway my gp said that i shouldnt come off venlafaxine and that i needed counselling , i didnt know what to think so decided to send for counselling and to take me off the venlafaxine,
after a week of reducing my venlafaxine from 150mg a day to 75mg a day , i started to feel shocking the thoughts of i be better off not here went to me feeling very vunrable and the possibility of really acting on this, so went to doctor and i saw a different gp who put me on metazapine 15mg to be taken at night then 37.5 mg of venlafaxine in the morning for a week then the following week to stop the venlafaxine,
i stopped the venlaxine and that same day i had terrible dizzyness waves of nausia,shakes constant ringing in my ears. so the next day i took half of the venlafaxine tablet and i felt better. yesterday sunday i didnt have a tablet and all the symptoms returned , i just put up with it for the day and was hoping that a good nights sleep would help ,but today i feel terrible, the symptoms are still bad and on top of it i feel realy irritated and every little thing just frustrating me, im going to speak to my gp tomorrow and see what she says, i should do.
the metazapine that ive been on along side with the venlafaxine as helped me sleep great for the passed 3 weeks and the thoughts of suicide have dissapated for now. on the other side of metizapine im feeling bloated, stomach ache and diarrhea, out of breath sometimes when walking i cant get my breah, my legs ache, first 2 weeks i was exausted thats eased now,
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