Venlafaxine - experiences sort

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after being mucked about with numerous different tablets, my doc has now put me on Venlafaxine. however, I'm scared of trying something new after the terrible side effects I experienced from the last two, Mirtazapine and Reboxetine. your feedback would be most grateful please. he has given me 75mg. I've not started them yet. I've been off tablets do

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    I agree. Venlafaxine has worked great for me too.
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    I would not go straight up to 75 mg.  Since you have already had a rough time with other ADs you may be quite sensitive and going up to 75 could really blow you out of the water if you don't get along with it.  Better to start with 37.5 mg and see how you respond.  If you have a bad reaction on the lower dose you will definitely have it worse on the higher dose.  

    Being mucked about from one to another predisposes you to having extreme reactions to the next ones.  Your nervous system is getting sensitized.  How long have you been off the others and how long were you on each?  What kind of reactions did you have that necessitated trying something else?

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      went from citalopram ten years to Mirtazapine for couple of weeks to Reboxetine for a couple of weeks to cold turkey for at least a month. I'm an emotional wreck. start these tonight.

      m caused me weight. gain

      R caused me nausea, insomnia, dizzy spells, drunk feeling, f****d out my head basically. my vertigo went insane. still don't feel right

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