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Hi. If anybody has any words of encouragement, I'd be so grateful... Suffer from recurrent MDD. Had lots of episodes 😞 more than a dozen. Was OK on Venlafaxine past three years (that's my go-to drug as found SSRIs less effective). Reduced dose too low though in late autumn - lots of reasons; all seem pathetic now and I wish to God I hadn't. Crashed five days before Christmas (great). Responded by quickly slamming up dose, first to 150, then 225 and on 1 Jan to 300. Here I am, nearly eight weeks after relapse kicked off, exhausted, hopeless and fighting suicidal thoughts.
Does anyone have any experience of a similar situation, where the Venlafaxine does kicks in after all? I am so afraid I've ruined my receptiveness to it by coming off it (misguidedly) a few times in the past.
Seeing psychiatrist tomorrow, but I really don't want to add in anything else. Already resorted to Pregablin to help with the high anxiety I'm experiencing.
Sorry it's long. Thank you if you've taken trouble to read and I hope you're doing good yourself.
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