no sleep on venlafaxine 150mg and metal taste in mouth

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I've been on venlafaxine about ,6mths now started on 75mg and last 4 months been on 150mg

My problem is I can't sleep, it takes me ages to drop off mind is to active then when I do its only for couple hours this carries on all night in and out of sleep. In the morning I am shattered.

zopiclone, 1x 3.75mg these also give me the metal taste, or maybe the cause of metal taste?? I have this constantly all day and my jaw as a tight feeling.

Ativax. These I can't wake up on 2x 25mg my eyes keep wanting to close and go back to sleep.

Have you had any of these problems

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    I was also on 150mg VF

    - Can't remember if I had metal taste as I drink a LOT of Coke.

    - Just stopped taking the tablets 10 days ago.


    - Sleep was an issue.

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    sorry - pressed TAB and got an auto send :G~


    I was also on 150mg VF Can't remember if I had metal taste as I drink a LOT of Coke.

    Just stopped taking the tablets 10 days ago.

    Effects are : can stay up late,

    Getting brain zaps

    After stopping VF cold, am now getting weird thing with nap on couch etc, and "wake up" in darkness, takes several seconds to realise my eyes are still closed.

    I describe your mind hyper-activity as having socks in the front load dryer. They tumble around and a sock will come to the front as a predominant thought for a while with others around it, then a different sock will jump forward etc all night.

    If I'm still awake at 2:30am then I won't get any sleep. I get sleep back on Saturday where I will sleep day and night.

    If the subject is something involving conflict - I have to rehearse it verbally.


    Sleep was an issue when taking VF.. would stay up more times but not do anything except simple tasks like watch YouTube read novel.

    INTERESTING comment about tight jaw.

    I clench jaw so much all the right side teeth have folded into the inside so they no longer align crown to crown but right edge to middle of crown. This causes a LOT of Jaw / tooth pain which also keeps me up. Much worse if I get a headache as the blood flow seems to change in the teeth. Wonder if this was part of the VF reaction?

    RE: Sleep and mind active, I'm a heavy designer - got something stoopid like 20 projects going at one time.

    example: I did programming when I was young and did not sleep for 2 weeks. I may have snoozed, but I got to the stage of repeating errors that I was just wheel slipping so I stopped. Wonder if that started something in my sleep patterns?

    SUN: - kicked off another thought..

    I'm in Sydney Australia, but when I'm in Queensland, with a different sun angle, I swear that I'm a much better sleeper. I get up at 5. Can work much easier, and don't have so many problems. so SUN angle may be an issue here as well??!?

    Have a look at he "Mornings" and "coming off venlafaxine?" for some good discusions.

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    Hi there cleo i my self take venlaxine 225mg if you are taking them later in the day that could be  the cause of.your sleepness i was taking them 75mgs 1 in the morning one. At night the doctor i seen said that why i wasnt sleeping so i now take 225mgs in the morning ! Dont get me wrong i still had problems sleeping quetiapine which i take a hour before bed it does help. ! The zopiclone is defo the cause of.your metallic taste if its not agreeing .with you i would go back to see your doctor to get something else ! Take care and let me know how you get on (david)
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    Sorry clio 51 i tried to post a reply and for some unknown reason it was sent for moderatation !

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