switching off venlafaxine and onto prozac, and feel lousy

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It's a month down from 225 mgs venlafaxine to 75 mgs.  Same time I'm now up to 30 mgs fluoxetine.  The venlafaxine wassn't working after years of being on it.  Increasing/adding fluoxetine and reducing venlafaxine are concurrent over the past 4 weeks.  Felt it would be a good way to go from venlafaxine to fluoxetine in the hopes I'd be less depressed.  However, I've been experiencing the same depression with inability to sit still and a complete shutdown of appetite.  I guess I'm experiencing some anxiety as I take lorazepam to help that.

Is this temporary?  A result of the venlafaxine reductiion?  A result of the fluoxetine addition?  Both?  Do I need more fluoxetine?  Has anyone ever experiencing this kind of anti depressant switchover?  

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    Always consult your Gp or if away another doctor in the practice about switching medicines. Hope they can help and all sorted now.

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