Venlafaxine Good results?

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I wont bore you with my long story.. but iv got very bad aniexty so bad i dont leave the house! I was on citelopram since 2012.. im tampering off them at 20mg everyday for 2 weeks then every other day for another two weeks.. whilst im doing this im also taking slow release off 37.5mg off Venlafaxine. Just wonderd if anyone has had any good results from this AD im at the end an dont know where to turn! Im a mother off three i need my life back!!!

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    It has helped me. Citalopram made me worse.
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      Thanks for your reply..

      What mg were u on? Did u have many side effects? And how long did i take to work? 

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      I came down from 40mg of cit to 0mg over about 2 or 3 months. The day i stopped the cit i started on 37.5mg of ven then went up over avout 4 weeks to 150mg. I d say it took a couple of months to really work. Coming of the cit was ok. I am on other meds too.
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    Hi Sammy,

    i just moved up to 150xl today. Was on 37.5 for a month, then, 75 for a month, and 112.5 for six weeks. Saw improvement with each increase. I thought I could stop at 112.5 ,felt great, up till a week ago when anxiety started reappearing so I pushed up again. Most people go up much quicker than I have but I was very cautious. I have gotten side effects with each push up. In the beginning more anxiety, stomach ache and bad gas with cramps, also constipation. Also some headaches. They lasted about two to three weeks but went away> I am hopping this dose will be the one, 

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      Hi Lynn. I’m on 112 mg’s and lately I have been feeling a bit crappy. Feel good for a few days then I feel crappy. Headaches, brain buzzing and so on. I feel great after I do accupuncture. I’m also wondering about if I have to increase again. Let me know how your feeling please. So I can see if an increase is in my futur!!!!  Enjoy your day. 
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