Venlafaxine xl info please

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Hi could anyone tell me, at what dose did venlafaxine work for them, i have had 75mg, and upped to 150mg this past 4 months, was on 75mg for four months before i upped, changed from 10mg of escitolapram to the ven because escitolapram wasnt working, thinking i may need to go up further on the ven.


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    Hi Rebecca,

    I've been taking ven since 1st April. Started on 75mg then went to 112.5mg, then to 150mg, then 187.5mg and now I've been on 225mg for around 5 weeks. I've been a bit up and down and the dose increases can make you feel worse before you feel better. I definitely found that with my latest increase. For the past couple of weeks though I've felt much more stable. This is a very good drug but can be very slow working and you may need to tweek the dose a couple of times before you find the right one for you. I've been told a few times by various dr's that 225mg is the therapeutic dose in this drug.

    Can I ask what you are taking it for? 

    Clare x

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    Hang in there Rebecca. These meds take their good ole time to work. I think that patience is the key to feeling better. I'm on 75 mg's of Ven(12 days after 3 months of 37.5) and I feel horrible but I'm trying to be patient and feel optimistic. Sure hope I start feeling better soon!!!!!!!

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