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Hi, I started taking Venlafaxine 37.5 mg twice a day 3 weeks ago and they are making me an emotional wreck. Im male, 38 and take them for anxiety reasons. I am not depressed but feel so on this medication.
I start the day feeling ok, then I go through and exctiable phase, then fed up and bored phase and then in the evenings I feel totally miserable and angry...I am never angry!
I'm wondering if this is normal while the drug plays with my brain chemistry to find the right levels or should I speak to my doctor and get off this stuff.
I really am not enjoying this feeling at all. I feel better than this drug free with just strong anxiety.
I lived and dealt with anxiety for years, about 7 before deciding late last year it would be nice to just feel normal for a little while and be able to go on holiday on my own and do normal things on my own with out it being such a big drama.
I was on sertraline before these which just totally reversed my personality. I'm very fun loving and like to mess about with collegues at work, very positive...sert made me the complete opposite.
I was on citalopram for that and they were decent but because I wasn't depressed they made me feel happier but didn't help with the anxiety at all. They were pretty awesome really apart from not helping me for the reasons i took it.
well mini rant over, wondering if I should get off this stuff now or if this is actually normal and soon I will be feeling fantastic.
I would really love to go on holiday this summer on my own, I was hoping these were going to be as good as they are supposed to be, at the moment I feel terrible!
Thanks for your time and allowing me to vent.
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