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My dose of venlafaxine was increased from 75mg to 150mg slow release just over 3 weeks ago, I started getting migraines and increased anxiety as side effects. The migraines seemed to have disappeared but the anxiety has slowly increase until the last 2 days it feels like the build up to the panic attacks i had before starting the medication.
Only problem is I'm thinking if the migraines have gone, shouldn't the anxiety have calmed down aswel??
I'm only asking on here fr 2 reasons, first, I've never taken this medication before. Secondly, I don't know what the 'normal' side effects are supposed to be, and I'm really scared the panic attacks are going to come back and I really really don't want them to.
If the anxiety continues to get worse should I consider increasing the dose again??
I'm already on the highest dose of Propranolol (80mg slow release x2 a day if needed) so I can't increase the dose on that anymore.
Should I consider taking additional medication to help??
I'm still waiting on CBT group sessions to get back in contact with me as i joined just as another company was taking over so everything had to be reviewed, that was a month ago and I've still not heard anything :-S I would really like to start some of the classes they offer but can't as yet.
Is there anything else I can do at home to help relieve some of the anxiety....Not camomile tea though, I hate the stuff.
Thanks for any advice you can give.
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