venlafaxine and no sleep plus metal taste

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Hi I have been on 150mg venlafaxine slow release for 4 months.

As any of you on venlafaxine had any of these side effects,

Each night I go to bed I am lay there could be hours due to my mind not switching off to active,

Then I prob get 2 hours sleep and wake again like this all through the night on and off.

I am so tired and can't carry on like this anymore

Zopiclone gives me a metal taste or is it the venlafaxine?? Is horrible I also have a tight feeling in my jaw.

Ativax I can't wake up properly on this very groggy wanting to go back to sleep

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    Hi, I am on the slow release Venlaxafine 225mg. I stared taking it in the evening / at night and coiuldn'tsleep a wink. Crisis team told me take it in the morning and I've been sleeping like a baby ever since!

    I got a terrible metallic taste with zopiclone (which didn't help anyway).

    Try switching time for takinf meds and never later than 7pm.

    Good luck xxc

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    I have been taking venlafaxine for many years. I take it at 5pm. My problem is I am tired in the day until

    about 5pm. I do take other strong medication foe back problems. I wish I could solve the problem of falling asleep during the day.

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    i was taking venalflaxine recently no sleep, metal taste in mouth also feeling sick all the time. i gave them 6 months and asked to be changed to something different as the side effects did not ease at all
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    The thing to remember with all these meds is never take them on an empty stomach.

    Now I take the Venlaxafine with breakfast I not only sleep at night (she says as she sits up at 2.30am, but

    that's exceptional), but were I not now on the Carbomazapine too, would be fine all day (I do need a siesta

    in the afternoon now.)

    It might be differemt if you are not on slow release tabs though. I also have Quetiapine, Co-codamol,

    Ibuprofen, HRT, Anti-histamine, Ramipril, Omneprazole....can't remember what else but I do rattle lol!

    I think with most of these Psych meds, it's a case of finding what works best for you. I have been lucky,

    apart from the sleep problems initially, I haven't had any side effects from Venlafaxine!

    Big hugs xxx

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    Hi, i was the same on the medication i couldn't sleep at night, my brainwouldnot shut down. I was given a lowdose of sequel help me shut down and relax. In the end i kept getting hypermania and swapped to prozac. I miss feeling extreem happiness but know it was not a good symptom and can sleep most of the time with out sequel.
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