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Hi, So I am new to this sort of thing/forums but felt the need to get feedback from others to help me on my journey with Venlafaxine.
I have had bad depression for about 18 months.. previously on mirtazapine and this year moved onto Venlafaxine.. I started on a low dose and now I am on 125mg. Overall I haven't been overwhelmed. It has made things more manageable but it is almost as f**k it blocks out all the depression and I am basically relying on it to get through each day.
Some days I am still very low so I am not sure if it is for me as I just want something to help me steadily and then I can eventually be weaned off.
I stupidly left my medication at work on Friday and have gone all weekend without it. The side effects within just these couple of these has been awful. I have had bad insomnia and then when I do drop off to sleep I am having terrible nightmares, I am crying constantly at everything and feeling more depressed than I have in months, I am looking at life in a negative way, I have awful dizzy spells and keep getting the 'Brain Zapping' I have read about.. this is all just in one weekend.. It is making me worry for when I eventually get weaned off of it in general.. Will it be like this? How long will it last? What can help with it ?
I would like it if anyone could give me any advice.
Thank you !
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