Venlafaxine help please.

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Hi i was taking vensir xl 75mg then had dose put up to 150mg viepax immediate release 75mg twice a day, have been taking this dose for a week and it has made me vomit feel sleepy and given me heartburn, did better on vensir extended release 75mg, can i just change back, does anyone know, thanks.

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    I eventually landed on 150 extended which stabilized me very well.  Take at night.  BUt!!!!! it has a short half life and the last time I forgot to take it until the next morning, I went into severe(for me, the wimp) withdrawal.  My psych is taking me off it at my request with zoloft.  But this adjustment ---well--it's an adjustment.  If you were on ER then why immediate now?  I'm a nurse but pharmacology is very confusig.  I wish you well!

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      Viepax immediate release 75mg twice a day is apparantly cheaper to prescribe than 150mg of extended release venlafaxine, don't like the viepax though they are tablets, and had capsules before.

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      Contact the pharmaceutical company and see if they can give you a break on the price.  Keeping it level in your system is crucial or you will flip into withdrawal.  Maybe your body will adjust to the timese you are taking it.
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      I think that's a good move.  If you were doing OK, why did he up you?  I guess I was upped because I still admitted to not being 100%/  That was 8 years ago.  Thought I would be on it for the rest of my life.  I was satisfied with the evenness of my spirit until that episode.  Then I started looking at the message boards. Yikes!

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      Same reason as me, although i would rather do ok on 75mg than have side effects at 150mg, don't know how some people can tolerate 225 or 300mg of it though, goodnight for now will let you know how i get on smile

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      Still didnt feel 100 per cent after switching from 15mg escitolapram because i couldnt tolerate that and didnt do well only on 10mg of escitolapram was on that for two years, been on the ven for 3 and a half months.
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      I started on 75mg then 150mg & now 225mg. Iv been on it since March after having an awful time on mirt .. I dnt feel any difference from the lower dose .. which I think you should after 4-6wks. So I'm thinking it's just the wrong drug.. maybe the same for u.. I dnt think going bk down will make u any better.. I'm warn out of trying now such hard work

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    Hi Rebecca

    I can't see any reason why if it's only been a week. I did see some information before about side effects and Nytol apparently helps.

    I also had heartburn but went after a week, I'm still really sleepy after taking them for 6 weeks, so I hope this goes away. It will also make you feel hungry all the time, try and buy something like rice cakes with no fat.

    Let me know how you get on, take care

    Neil xxx

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