Venlafaxine gives me bad headaces.

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Hi .I have been on venlafaxine for 9 weeks now .My mood has improved. But the headaches are severe. Did anyone else have this side effect? I was previously on Setraline. But it stopped working. I would like to try another SSRI. As the side effects of things medication are severe.

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    I'm on Venlafaxine been taking it for nearly a year, it hasn;t worked for me at all, I often get headaches anyway  so don't think it's the Vemlafaxine I take 300 mg a day plus Mirtazapine and my mood hasn't lifted at all.

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      Thanks Valerie. The doctor was going to put me on mitrazepine too .I said no because I know it makes you drowsy. When I say my mood has lifted .in still get good and bad days. Sorry to hear you have been on it a year .I heard it was a good antidepressant.
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    Yes I take the Mirtazapine at night, it helps me sleep. I.m now in therapy but sm not getting from it as much as I'd  hoped.

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      Sorry to hear that Valerie. I'm waiting for a date to start therapy. It's such a horrible illness. Takes over your life .I'm praying venlafaxine works .as I have been on that many medication. But I can only hope and prayer. Thinking of you xxxxx

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    Hi did your headaches improve? I’m having daily tension headaches and I’m 9 weeks total. 5 weeks on 225mgs x
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