Venlafaxine stopped/making worse.

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So basically I went onto Venlafaxine about 1 year ago, went upto 150mg 7 months ago and then again upto 225mg when anxiety was creeping back.

I waited 10 weeks on the 225mg and it had the opposite effect of intended it made me insane, manic, depressed, suicidal, extreme anxiety so my Dr told me to come back down to 150mg, I had about 4 days of being absolutely fine then I am back to manic state again. I've looked online and it Says maybe I have had a bad reaction too much norepinephrine which venlafaxine presents at a higher dose.

Sorry for the long message but has anyone else experienced this or does anyone have advice I am going back to the Dr on Thursday.

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    Hi to add to this i was given mirtzapine added by Dr the 15mg then 30mg as he said 30mg helps with Anxiety more, the first 10 days i was glorious back to normal self but day 11 getting worse anxiety and worse panic should i hold out or give up? spoke to the Dr yesterday and he said hold out but would be appreciated if given more feedback.

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    Venlafaxine tablets didn't work at all, but Venlafaxine capsules have worked for years. Different manufacturers and different forms of the same drug can really make a difference in some people.

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