venlafaxine for pain?

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My doc just gave me some Venlafaxine for the pain Ive had in my testicles for over 2 years. Ive tried several other drugs,none of which has helped in slightest!

Ive just taken first pill about 2 hours ago & when I walked my dog just now I felt weird like I was drunk but I could still think straight! I also felt like my vision is altered like Im looking down a tunnel! I think I may bin these as I drive & operate power tools in my job so Id be scared Id hurt myself or someone else. These are only the 37mg pills as well, hate to think of the trip Id be on with full strength!

Dangerous drug!rolleyes

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    Stick with them they will make u feel strange until they start working..good luck 
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      Why on earth would anyone "stick with them" in the hope they might suddenly work? A bit like eating some food you dislike in the hope that eventually you will like it! I very much doubt they are going to work for my pain, I threw them in the bin anyway!

      Quite surprised the junkies havent caught on to this stuff yet - they might enjoy the spaced out dizzy feeling along with the ringing in the ears & tunnel vision! Not for me tho thanks! I use powerful machinery at work & wont risk mine or any other persons life!

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    it is a very bad drug. i had taken a 37 mg tablet too and i went to the er 2 times in one day. it took me 4 days to get better. i think i am still having some kind of reactio to the drug 2 weeks later. it should be bannes!!!!!
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      totally agree Ann! how this drug ever got passed & on the market is beyond belief! Cant imagine why anyone would continue to take this in the hope that the side effects will apss & THEN it will work is bizarre! I can understand a drug not having an immediate effect & so you have to take it for a while before you get the results you need but to keep taking this while it does what it does? ............
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    I just found this thread. Jimbob, I hope you recovered. 

    I've been sick for the last 4 months from taking 5 doses of Venlafaxine. I can just appeal to anyone who reads this: If you feel very ill after taking the first dose of antidepressant, immediately stop taking it and never touch any antidepressant again. 

    There is some people who get very serious adverse reactions. I've read a couple of cases where people thought they should "push through" the side effects. Some of them were still sick years later. 

    These reactions are not listed in the leaflets and most doctors and psychiatrists deny them, so if this happens to you, you'll likely get no support from your doctors whatsoever. 

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