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Back in April my home was destroyed by fire, I then suffered from the worst anxiety attacks if my life. I couldn't be away from my temporary home without rushing back to make sure all was safe and my rescue pets were ok.
I contacted my doctor who prescribed me Sertraline. Sadly she obviously hadn't read my notes and to see I had been on Venlafaxine for the past 15yrs. Originally I was on 225mg, then it was increased to 375. I took myself down to 150 after I had missed a tablet and started to immediately suffer withdrawal symptoms. No one had ever told be how vile this drug was!
After my doctor prescribed the Sertaline I read up on mixing the two drugs as I thought she must know that I was taking the Venlafaxine. After reading up how dangerous it was to mix the two drugs I decided to get myself off this poison in order to take the new tablet.
I halved my 150 for eight days, then halved it again for a further 14. Today I have not taken the Venlafaxine for 48hrs and boy has my life turned upside down! I am ready to cry at the drop of a hat, my head is throbbing, I've had nausea all day and I have to keep going to the toilet. I would never have started on this drug if id had known half of the problems coming off of it would cause me. I'm going to speak to my doctor tomorrow as I don't want to restart taking even 35mg a day again to stop feeling this way. I rue the day I ever started taking this god awful drug. No drug should ever be prescribed without giving you all the details of just how terrible coming off them will be.
Sorry for going on😊
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