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Venlafaxine (Effexor)....here we go!!!!


#201

Wishing you luck! I went to 56.75mg for some weeks before upping to 75mg; didn’t have any noticeable side effects on either occasion. Hoping that it goes smoothly for you.


#202

Thank you so much🙂


#203

good luck with 75mg. I really didnt get side effects with any increase, just a little the sleep. Hope you feel better soon!


#204

Ahh thats great to know. Thank you for your kind words and advice
Jo


#205

Day 3 doubled up to 75mg on Venlafaxine…HELP…my dizziness has shot through the roof cant even watch the telly now…may have to just take 1 and a half tabkets until i get over side effects…Nin…anyone…what do you think?
Jo :crazy_face:


#206

I should think you’ll have to go back to where you were before, 37.5mg for a while, and then start increasing, increase a third at a time as per Dr Hain and then tirate up allowing several weeks between to give brain time to get used to idea.

Always been the most sensitive thing for me any screens. Helen


#207

Yes Helen…thats what im going to do. Too much for me at the minute when im in the middle of a relapse
Jo


#208

Always so difficult to know when to increase. If you feel better you don’t want to upset it and if you are feeling rough you don’t want to worsen it, i guess you’ll have to give it a chance to settle a bit first. Helen


#209

Yep…Dealing with ear and face pain/ pressure and increased dizziness is enough to cope with. I will go up by thirds see how i go. Im off work sick so i can lay down as much as i need to.
Jo


#210

yeah go down to 1 and 1/3, and go from
there. It should settle in a few days. Sending healing thoughts!


#211

Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. Thats my plan🤞


#212

i’ve had a couple of rough evenings the last week and I told myself: “its not going to take so long to get better this time around” :slight_smile: I think that helps!


#213

Hiya Jo, yep drop down immediately, try a 3rd or quarter extra, it’s a big old jump up so low and slow. Everyone is different so maybe wait for 4 or 5 days then try another amount. Personally, I can’t go that fast when tirating up, I had to sit on a dose for a few weeks with instruction now to sit on my 112mg for few months. It’ll work for you and you should have a better day tomorrow. Sending you a hug xx


#214

Ahh thank you…:sparkling_heart: