Venlaflaxine

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Hi all, I have been suffering with a severe case of depression and anxiety for a few months now. I have been taking sertraline but it isn't agreeing with me as it makes me feel shakey all the time. Dr is currently weening me off these with a view to starting me on venlaflaxine. Does anybody have any feedback (good or bad) regarding this drug? I've read a few horror stories which have scared me!

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    There are a lot of horror stories about it. I have been taking 300mg venlafaxine and 15mg mirtazapine since July 2015 and I am doing great. It gave me my life back and I  am happier than I have been in years. I hope it will help you the way it helped me.

    Take care,

    ​Phyllis

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    I have been on 375mg of Venlafaxine since 2015 an never had a problem with it , no side effects , etc , you will soon know if it suits your body , we are all different an some AD's may suit one person but not the next , when my GP or my psychiatrist suggests a new medication i always say yes , because i try it i won't know if it will suit me , i don't take any notice of "horror" stories unless a high percentage did not like the medication / had bad side effects , good luck x

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      I take 300mg venlafaxine since July 2015, and like you I have had no bad side effects, only a few minor ones which cleared up quickly as my system adjusted. The important thing is I have my life back. I'm happy and sleeping well. There are horror stories about lots of things, but if we let them dictate everything we do, we will do nothing and miss out on enjoying life. Glad you are doing well too.

      Take care,

      Phyllis

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