Venlafaxine again!

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Does anyone have experience of the chronic tiredness on the 150 dose going away if I increase to 225 please. Getting really desperate now!

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    Hi Anne

    Yes! most definitely this is was the main reason why I came off this drug and I would never go back on it.

    Only recently come off Ven the side affects have now gone, read my other posts on here. If there's a chance to come off please do.

    Thanks Neil

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      I was on it for 20 years and I think the side effects just creep up on you, I have been tired all this time. Restarted Ven 14 weeks ago and feel like a zombie, I spend all my spare time in bed plus it's not having any effect on my mood.

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    I was on 150 mg and always felt exhausted plus the meds just didn't help, last week after over two months of slow withdrawal to a tiny piece of 75 mg every other day I stopped. Hurray x

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    Weird! I've been on 225mg/per day for 15 months now. During the first month I had every side-effect possible (well, I didn't die...). But I've been feeling better in the past 3 months or so... mentally, anyway.

    I've a illness, though, and I'll find out next week if it's terminal or not – this will be my "second opinion." So I don't know how my depression will hold up to that.

    Good luck,

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      From day one of the dose going to 150 I've felt drugged and it hasn't gone away, week 7 now. I asked the pharmacist and she said it should have stopped about week 2 and my ADHD doc said it sounds like my dose is too high, anyway I'll see what my GP has to say later, thanks

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    Hi - I stopped having too much tiredness on the 150mg but it may depend on height and weight - i don't know about that but a good psychopharmacologist should?

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