Two weeks of dizziness, feeling out of body and drunk

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Il first day that I’m on Venlafaxine 300mg and have been on this for about 8/9 years.

For the last weeks iv had horrible dizziness, feeling off balance and out of body- like I’m not really here. If I’m trying to do something I feel drunk, my eyesight blurrs and I get like a tunnel vision. I’m currently getting a tingling pins and needles feeling in my hands and feet. 

Iv been to my doctors, he did a load of tests on me and has said it’s not serious. He checked my ears and the both look fine but he gave me tablets to clear an inner ear infection. I was off work for a week taking the tablets- I started to feel better (I was laying around resting) untill I went out and all the symptoms came back. I went back to my doctor, he’s saying he just can’t work out what’s causing it- he suggested it could be anxiety/panic attacks- but I’m not anxious and to be honest I’m fairly confident. My question is- could mybody show these symptoms without me feeling it? I’m on a high dose of meds so could it be masking the actual feelings but my body’s going through? I’m currently back at work and am really struggling but the doctors last words were to get on with it and see how it goes. Well it’s 100x worse when I’m driving and at work. Iv been googling and my symptoms are the same as a silent migraine? But my head doesn’t hurt. 

I hope someone can help me.

Oh yeah my first thought was that it was my eyes, so they have been tested and eyesight is perfect.

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    Have you been on 300 mg venlafaxine for 8/9 years without any problems until 2 weeks ago, or was your dosage just increased? I have been taking 300 mg venlafaxine for 2 1/2 years now without any problems. I also take 15 mg mirtazapine at night to help with sleep. So far this combination of meds has worked great for me.
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      Iv been on 300mg for years and years. I don’t have any trouble sleeping I feel physically and mentally exhausted and drained 😢👽

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    I have heard that meds can stop working for some people after being on them for a long time. Your symptoms sound more like sleep deprivation though. Are you still sleeping well? If your depression and anxiety are still well controlled your exhaustion may be caused by something else. Has anything else changed in the last two weeks? You may have caught a virus that is draining your energy and making you feel fuzzy and disconnected. I hope you will be feeling better soon.
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    Hi there! You have a lot going on, and to be honest, I don't like that your doctor told you to "to get on with it." My husband is a doctor and he would never say that to any of his patients. Your symptoms are real, and something is causing them. Just because your doctor can't figure out what's going on, he doesn't have the right to blow you off. My advice is to get a second opinion.

    Second opinion.... Do you have a psychiatrist? Not a therapist.... Psychiatrists can objectively look at your medication and your symptoms along with talk therapy and determine what is going on.

    There's always a possibility that your dose might be too high, or that it has run its course. Another medication might be what you need, etc.

    Either way, I think you need to get more answers.

    Take care of yourself a best a you can right now, and please let me know how you're doing! God bless you!

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    I'm with you 'been on them years now and still feel dizzy and out off body' drs no help shrinks no help' I resurchd it and it could be you have too much happy in our system' I tend to drop a dose for a day or two and that helps me but may be no good to you' worth a try..keep your chin up as hard as that is ''

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    I think the inner ear infection might be the cause. Look up something called Labyrinthitis. It might be that the infection is still there.
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