who is taking valdoxan ??? please

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louise37661
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I'm taking venlafaxine feel very ill on it I suffer Gad and deppresion I would like to try valdoxan will my gp change it ? I have awful side effects on venlafaxine had enough please any information on valdoxan would be massively appreciated thank you

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    Hi. Not available in us. Severe liver toxicity, not advised here. I will see what others post to learn more. It sounded interesting. Good luck.😊
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    I want to know if it's available in uk I know you have to have regular liver tests but you have to on venlafaxine ! Valdoxan has very few side effects and does not effect sex either so I have read I can't seem to find anyone who is on it 😏 thanks for your replys guys oh and it doesn't make you put on weight 😁
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      Ah thank you need all the info I can get before I ask my gp though think will have to change as he doesn't listen to a word I say 👍😉
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      Hi. The reviews I read were excellent re depression. Patients happy. Melatonin helps the sleep pattern. But just please check liver regularly. Our FDA won't approve. Unless it can be gotten from Canada.
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      Really sounds good I suffer bad sleep problems too if I am allowed to have I will keep having liver tests I have to now on venlafaxine ! I am surprised it's not approved in us as what I've read in most of the test patients there wasn't a problem thanks for getting back to me going to see my gp next week 😁
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      Sure. I was on what your currently taking and it turned my life around, never had liver testing but blood work was always good. That's what these people on the new drug say, they'll continue liver testing as the positives in depression outweighs risk, plus melatonin to sleep is great as I'm a light sleeper and no sleep means you run risk of anxiety and depression. If its available in Canada I could get there as I did when cymbalta wasn't here yet. Dr faxes script. If fetzima would fail, which I've only been on over a week, good so far. Good luck to stay positive and stick your ground with the new drug. Were all different and it may work better and you don't know till you try.😊
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    HI- Its been a while now since your post so maybe a little late- but Im curious to hear if you started taking it? I hope its working out for you.

    I stopped taking Valdoxan last week after five months. I have read many online forums about experiences and I must say before sharing my experience that it seems depending on the person - side effects can be VERY different.

    I suffered from severe anxiety and panic attacks and mild depression. Sure, the Valdoxan immediately helped me to have the GREATEST sleep of my life - got rid the anxiety completely - and I could drink coffee again without turning into a shaking mess!! But it also got rid of my motivation, enthusiasm, passion for life, desire to socialise - if left me severly depressed - because i was so heavily sedated all day (on the lowest dose 25mg) 

    Feel sooo happy since i stopped taking it - like my old self is back again - and determined to deal with the anxiety with CBT and no meds.

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      Hi Kylie thank you and I'm glad your feeling better off it .

      I went to the doctors and he refused to give it to me it's seem not many people in the UK are on it instead he has pescribed Mirtazipine 15mg to start while dropping down from150mg of venlafaxine to 75mg that was 3 weeks ago I have not even started I am absolutely petrified of starting my relationship is a complete mess I don't know how I'm gonna cope with everything going on feel so depressed and my anxiety is off the scale and now I can't sleep x

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      Hi louise l was on busparone and was prescribed Mitrazipine 4 weeks ago l have had to call my doctor twice one of the times being today because my panic symptoms seem to have got worse.....yes l was getting a great sleep with them but my mouth is so dry it is sore and my tounge is burnt ....my own doc had to prescribe me gel for my mouth and told me to stop taking them right away....she has given me diazepam till l see therapist on tuesday.....my doc is going to call her to tell her to rethinnk all my meds.....its supposed to be a great drug if it works for you...but unfortunately it didnt for me....so dont be put of by my experience as l said its supposed to be really good if it works for you and it does give you a great sleep which l really needed x
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      Hi Kylie out of interest what are you taking now? I've been on Valdoxan for 2 years now and apart from it having no affect on my dreadful sleep its the best I've found yet except the cost of course. Just like to keep my eye on different things to make sure it is still the best option. I cant take anything eding in ine like mitrazapine or I cant move and function even on quarter a night. Hope you ate feeling well and any feedback would be appreciated. Jo x
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      HI Jo, what Im taking now isnt really relevant anymore to this forum as was FINALLY diagnosed correctly with Bipolar II. Am taking Sodium Valproate (mood stabilier) and plus experimenting with Seroquel and other anti depressants. Still have some panic attacks but absolutely no depression and am functioning almost normally. 

      The biggest lesson I learnt though which is still relevant to this forum is that if a drug doesnt feel right or isnt working as it should, or if you can FEEL that you are taking something DONT TAKE IT. I have ZERO side effects on Sodium Valproate. 

      Never again will I stay on something for 1.5 years, knowing that its completely messing me up, just like Valdoxan did,

      So if you want to find a cheaper one or better one keep experiementing if you have to....x

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      Hi Kylie,

      Please forgive me if I'm interrupting your conversation here, I was reading through the posts looking for info on Valdoxan and read that you'd finally been diagnosed correctly with Bipolar 2 - seems we've had a similar experience, although my diagnosis  was 9 years ago. 

      All I really wanted to contribute was the name of a drug I finally settled on after a rocky road with Seroquel and various anti-depressants, it's called Lamotrigine.  It's an unconventional treatment, given that its actually an anti-convulsant, but it is widely and successfully used here in Australia for BP2.  

      Not sure if it's available in your neck of the woods, but I thought it worth mentioning.  Wishing you all the very best on your journey xx

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