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I've was given 75mg of Venlafaxine immediate release to be taken as 37.5mg twice a day for generalised anxiety disorder. After 2 weeks of intense side effects such as drowsiness and headaches etc..I started to notice that they were starting to work as whenever I would go into a worrying thought I would snap out of it after a few seconds rather than being caught up in it for a long time and my concentration was improving.
The GP decided to increase my dose to 150mg taken as 75mg twice a day and I've been in them for a week. I'm now noticing that my concentration is improving still slightly and I'm still being snapped out of worrying thought from time to time but my emotions are much more intense and all over the place. I've got Hightended anxiety feelings in my stomach which are so strong that I feel I could burst out crying at any point which I've never felt before. I've never suffered with sadness as a result of anxiety and this is very new. I thought the tablets are meant to make you feel stronger not weaker emotionally.
Has anyone experienced this before, do you know if they will pass and are just side effects for example worse before better kind of thing or is this a sign they are not working for me. I can't see anywhere on the side effects where is mentions crying?
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