venlafaxine dose 300mg

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Hi iv been on 225mg for 3weeks.. last night I went up to 300mg. Having sweats real bad yet my body isn't hot.. its like heat from the inside..especially my head & face.. Iv had only 4hrs sleep & felt like iv had none my mind didn't switch off.. I can barely open my eyes I'm so tired.. have trying to go back to sleep for the past 2 hours but still my head won't switch off. Is this normal until I get used to the dose?

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    Hi, I get sweats, especially face, all the time and this has not worn off. I am also on 300mg. I use Propantholine to combat the sweat problem but this leads to dry mouth and constipation which is not so great either. As for the insomnia, this might wear off but it is a known side effect of Ven. If you were ok on 225mg I expect you will settle down on 300mg. I do have some insomnia but it is nt to bad for me. Other people have given up on Ven because of the insomnia.

    I would give it some more time and see what happens. For me the downsides were outweighed by the upsides adn despite horrible side effects Ven has been a miracle drug for me.

    BW, BM.

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    Heya. I did a post a short time ago asking if anyone else was getting any of the side effects I was experiencing on this dosage of Ven. Insomnia however was not one of them, in fact for me it was the complete opposite!

    I was falling asleep sitting up, it felt like one minute I was awake and then fell unconscious and woke up again from a varied time period afterwards. Sleeping at night for me was never a problem, would go to bed about 11am and awoke 8 hours later like a alarm clock. But then an hour later after taking Ven I was experiencing what can only be described as Narcolepsy symptoms again.

    Its unusual you would be getting insomnia expecially coming from 225mg as that dosage alone would give you effects of feeling drowsy and sleepy. If you continue to experience insomnia I would recommend you go see your doctor again and see if he/she recommends you trying something different.

    I wish you well and hope you can get your normal sleep pattern back really soon. Not many things more worse than suffering from depression and not being being to sleep! =(

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      Hi snash iv suffered insomnia on & off for 20,yrs .. I was on trazadone for many of them. I had my son 3yrs ago & refuses to take anymore seditives as I don't recall hardly anything from my daughters childhood & wasn't having it happen again. With pregnancy I slept better .. after I had him had to sort my meds out I was put on sertraline & quitiapine that made me sleep.. but I piled on weight which was a big issue so I Gt off the trazadone & went to lithium ..my sleep went rubbish again & the sirtraline made me yawn alday long & couldnt go in bright lights as I would go unbelievable tired. My pdr isn't a very nice 1 she pt me on mirtazapine that caused many side effects made me relapse so bad I'm still not recovered from it . When I told her I felt she was angry towards me saying there's nt any meds u can have with lithium I said I no som1 who takes citrolpram with it & it works great . She replied we dnt have much use for that here & decides to pt me on ven.. bt before she pt me on mirt she sed ven wnt be good for me because of my racing thoughts I have to shout out loud to shut it up.. so when she said she's putting me on that I got in such a state I cried I was so worried ..I'm a single parent with a 3yr old she didn't care she just turned her back when she was finished for me to leave..I'm nw on zopiclone too because it's the ven that's stopping me sleep.. I'm to scared to say anything because of her attitude she makes me feel more worthless than I thought possible.. I goin to request to see som1 else..knowing my look itl be another old timer.. Im nt due to be seen until November ..I find very strange seens the state I was in. My gp who has been with me since the beginning cnt over rule her.

      When do u take ur meds ???

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      Im so sorry to hear that. Can you not leave there and go to another practice? Im really disgusted by the way your doctor makes you feel. No-one has the right to make you feel that way, let alone your own doctor!

      I take 150mg in the morning with breakfast and the other one hour before I go to bed. Are you on the prolonged released capsules? The ones I have are called Vensir XL 150mg by Morningside Healthcare. If you are not, this possibly may be the reason why. Its just so weird how they can have such an opposite effect from one person to another.

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      My doc is great it's the phyciatrist who makes me feel like that ..there just there to prescribe you meds & just ask how your doing on them.. they dnt care..

      Ahhhhh maybe that's why your that way during the day ..ven is a sleeping aid to be taken at night my phyciatrist said but if you have racing thoughts you shouldn't take it because that's when the insomnia kicks in.. I'm on 225mg now I went up 3 weeks ago.. not really feeling the effect yet..got no motivation at all.. drives me insane.. yer xl prolong .. are you suffering from bad anxiety? ? That's prob why you were told to take it in the morn if so.. I do to ??

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      That makes total sense to me now, psychiatrists are nothing but arrogant ignorant pompous individuals who dont care less about our well being... mental or otherwise! Twice I saw a different person, twice they clearly made it obvious they couldnt give a flying hoot about me! Never been since and never ever will I go to one again.

      Yes, depression and anxiety is me... far cry from the person I was years ago, but hey we have to stay positive. I take at night as helps me stay asleep and has stopped my night time anxiety attacks. But have to take during the day as well, as no other anti's had been any good helping my severe suicidal depression and self loathing... wow, imagine putting that on a CV when asked 'how would you describe yourself?'

      Now then, back to you, have you been tested for or had any suspicions of having ADD or ADHD? I cant believe I didnt think of it last night as I remember reading people who have either of these conditions have an opposite effect on venlafaxine than those who dont. I could be totally wrong and be talking absolute nonsense, but thought I would just mention as it may be worth having checked out with your doctor who can refer you to a specialist in this field.

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      ???????? your funny ..mine will be as bad.. do u think £1 land would hire us..

      I got diagnosed with bipolar disorder 3yrs ago just after I had my son I had to push for it tho.. I needed medicating propa..I was a waste of space when my daughter was growing up I didn't want to make the same mistakes.. I get severe depression so bad have done since a child bt obviously didn't no what it was just thought I was a freak & had no1 2 talk to.. Had thoughts of killing myself tried bt at that age I only new about strangling so didn't work.. had thought always of throwing myself out of a moving car ..just not normal thoughts at all.. so in my 20s it got worse & I started having highs followed peoplease like sheep got in the wrong crowd drugs & alcohol. .then on the lows I'd take overdoses. . I told this to a phyciatrist & he said personality disorder not much u can do with that.. so I spent 20yrs of my life like a raving nutter .. some say my son was a blessing .. my god .. I ain't got the energy to move out of my seat nowadays ???? I saw that article tho about the ad thing. Didn't get chance to read it.

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