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i started on venlafaxine around 4 years ago after a case of anxiety and deprssion that i feel has in someways traumatised me and i get so scared to go back into a depression so deep.
I have found ways to better manage my anxiety through diet, yoga, supplements and starting acupunture next week.
I feel venalafaxine has destroyed my cognitive function. I have acne and its quite severe and think this is a side effect. i think my hormones are completley out of balance. I also now get heart thuds and feel so unfit being on this medication.
I work long hours and ive started to feel incompetent in my job.
I was on 150 morning and night. Im now on 37.5mg once a day. Sometimes I have to put it up to 75mg if my anxiety goes bad again.
I have spoken to the doctor about switching to sertraline but i cant help but think that sometimes the side effects cause physical problems and anxiety itself.
I have tried to come off venlafaxine a few times and alway get to where i am now.
im wondering if i can take st johns wort whilst my venaflaxine is at a low dose?
does anyone have any further tips that have helped them?
best regards and many thanks
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