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I discovered this site by accident while researching the after effects of venlaflaxine overdose. 2 weeks ago I took 56 150mg of vensir xl and Im incredibly lucky to be alive. I have absolutely no recollection of the event and was unconsious for around 60 hours. When I woke up with drips, cardiac monitors and an oxygen mask I thought I'd had a heart attack or something. A doctor explained that I'd taken a lethal overdose and had experienced several seizures and dangerously fast and slow heart activity and wasnt out of danger yet. I spent 9 days in hospital before being discharged to community mental health. I,ve suffered from depression since the birth of my son 5 years ago but have NEVER contemplated suicide. I have been on numerous antidepressants and started on vensir in Dec 2014 at 37.5mg, by the begining of may i was being prescribed 300mg daily and the past 6 months is almost a blank. Because of the OD I've been in cold turkey but now 2 weeks later my mind hasn't been as clear in years. I feel like on vensir I was buried under a layer of cement with no emotion, no appitite, no personality, no sleep and zero motivation. I spent my days while my son went to school literally staring at the floor for hours or playing candy crush, really, for 4 or 5 hours at a time. I couldn't concentrate on TV or read a newspaper or even listen to music. I have to learn to cope with the guilt of almost leaving my children without their mother or my husband without a wife but I can honestly say it was not a planned or consious act to take my own life but another terrible side effect of this very powerful and dangerous drug. Please think carefully before starting venlaflaxine because for me it was almost fatal
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