Anxiety :: Switching From Escitalopram To Venlafaxine - Feedback?

Jun 4, 2016

My doc is switching me from escitalopram to venlafaxine.

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Switching To Citalopram After 4 Years Of Venlafaxine

I have been on venlafaxine 225 for 4 years now and I am currently coming of it slowly every month down by 37.5mg, I am now on 75 mg and feeling so awful with all the normal symptoms.

Can anyone advise me as to which antidepressant to go on next as unfortunately I can not be without one and can I start taking it alongside the 37.5 which I am about to go on.

I was thinking of trying Citalopram which my son is on.

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Weight Gain Due To Cymbalta (duloxetine) Switching To Venlafaxine?

I didn't do well on cymbalta (duloxetine). Initially, I started to feel better, but after a couple of months I started to feel depressed again. I also gained weight.

When I started to withdraw from cymbalta, my weight started to creep up even more. I've always been 7 st, and now I'm 8 st and 5 lbs.

My Psychiatrist wants to start me on venlafaxine, but I'm so worried that I'm going to end up gaining more weight. In the past, I've been on Citalopram and Fluoxetine. None of those worked for me, that's why my Psychiatrist tried the SNRI.

I feel like a complete failure, and am believing I'm unhelpable. Weight gain is a big issue for me, I don't like not being in control.

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Escitalopram :: Weaning Off 10mg Escitalopram Over A Period Of A Month

I weaned myself off my 10mg escitalopram over a period of a month, haven't taken anything now for 5 days.  The brain fog, exhaustion, brain zaps (constantly) and instability on my feet is really starting to get to me and affect my ability to function during the day.  Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to alleviate these problems?

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Anxiety :: Switching From Xanax To Klonopin

I am considering switching from xanax to klonopin for my anxiety panic attacks. Xanax is only effective for a short amount of time and I feel like I may be acquiring a tolerance or addiction. Anyone have any input on klonopin ? Is it a better choice ?

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Anxiety :: Switching From General Physician To Psychiatrist

After 3 months in therapy, I'm finally seeing a psychiatrist. First of all, anxiety is a b****. General physicians don't make it any easier. I feel like they're always trying to pump you with pills to get you out as quickly as possible. And therapists don't know as much as doctors do about medicine and physical reactions so I've been reluctant to take their suggestion about taking medication. I'm not sure a psychiatrist would be particularly better, but they seem to fit the bill. 

I've been dealing with anxiety for 6 months now, and frankly, I've been missing out on so much because of it that now my depression is getting worse. I can't drive anywhere, I can't be left alone, I can't do a lot of things I used to enjoy so much. 

I DESPERATELY WANT MY LIFE BACK, but I'm seriously terrified of the side effects. I'm also super sensitive to meds, which makes me believe I'll feel ALL those side effects.

I just need some genuine advice, tough love, real stories, tips, questions I should ask my psychiatrist, ANYTHING! 

Should I go on meds? Which worked for you? What side effects did you feel? How long did they last?

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Anxiety :: Zoloft Stopped Working - Switching Meds?

Say my Zoloft pooped out and I increased to 75 with no help in 4 weeks, what should I switch to that will help GAD, panic and possibly some agoraphobia?

One dr. says to try Luvox and just switch out the dosage with no weening.

Then I am thinking switching to Lexapro is there a ween process here?

Or, I am thinking of adding in BuSpar to the Zoloft since it has minimal side effects. 

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Anti Anxiety Drugs :: Switching From Lorazepam To Xanax

I’ve been on Lorazepam for my anxiety attacks for about half a year now and I’m also on fluoxetine. Lorazepam does help to ease my anxiety enough so I can function fairly normally from day to day, but I still do get occasional anxiety and panic attacks where even Lorazepam barely helps.

I’ve been reading a bit about this and came across info that Xanax is more effective than Lorazepam in fighting anxiety attacks, is this true?

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Anxiety :: Venlafaxine 75 Mg With Mirtazapine 30 Mg

Hi I have been on Mirtazapine 30 mg and Venlafaxine 75mg now for a good few weeks with the Venlafaxine being introduced 4 weeks ago! Initially when I was on the Mirtazapine alone I didn't see any difference in my mood or anxiety but once the Venlafaxine was added into the regime I felt great and back to my normal self was so happy with zero anxiety! However the past week now I have had the anxiety come back and the low mood also and I can feel myself going back to the way I was before the Venlafaxine was added in! I have had a terrible weekend with crippling anxiety and have had to take diazepam which I haven't done in a long time! Do you think I would benefit from an increase in dosage of the Venlafaxine? As I am so desperate because this drug made me back to who I once was but I can slowly feel myself slipping away!! I have just left a voicemail on my psychiatrists telephone number asking can I be seen tomorrow regarding my medication! I'm not sure whether the dose I am now on is low and I would benefit from an increase? I am desperate you see as I have a 10 week old son and I am unable to look after him when feeling like this my mother has had to take him overnight for me!

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Venlafaxine :: Returning Anxiety 75mg

I have been taking venlafaxine for 4 weeks now 2 weeks at 37.5 with 10mg of citalopram and the last 2 weeks at 75mg a day on its own the last 2 weeks I have been experiencing more anxiety and feel tense all the time I'm more snappy with my kids too will this pass as Iv changed on to this medication as citalopram wasn't helping me any with anxiety and low mood. I just want to be me again I keep having racing thoughts which had all stopped.

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Venlafaxine With Citalopram Causing More Anxiety

I have been taking venlafaxine for 4 weeks now 2 weeks at 37.5 with 10mg of citalopram and the last 2 weeks at 75mg a day on its own the last 2 weeks I have been experiencing more anxiety and feel tense all the time I'm more snappy with my kids too will this pass as Iv changed on to this medication as citalopram wasn't helping me any with anxiety and low mood. I just want to be me again I keep having racing thoughts which had all stopped.

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Anxiety :: Coming Off Venlafaxine 75 Mg (timed Release)

Been on Venlafaxine 75 mg timed release tablets for about two years. I have waited til the spring to try to come off as it's sunnier and better time of year to do it. Had mild depression for two years and then had some nasty panic attacks when I moved house two years ago. In the UK we have the normal tablet and then the timed release tablet. I am trying to come off by using the 37.5mg timed release in the morning then the 37.5mg normal tablet with 10%  (7.5 mg) chopped in the evening, for a starter. I previously tried going one day on the 37.5 and then the 75mg and try to alternate but this seemed too big a drop for me. Funny now as I feel a bit more snappy and vulnerable with this tiny 10% reduction. I was hoping that this small reduction wouldn't be noticed and I could slowly withdraw from this drug.

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Anxiety :: Venlafaxine - How Long Does It Take To Start Working?

I've been taking Venlafaxine (75mg twice a day) for the past 5 weeks for Generalised Anxiety Disorder.

How long does it take to start working, and can it increase your anxiety levels before it starts to work.

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Severe Depression And Anxiety - Sertraline , Mirtazapine And Now Venlafaxine

i had an assessment after struggling with depression and anxiety for yrs , finally went back on ADs just before xmas, after trying sertraline , mirtazapine i'm now on venlafaxine , over the last 6 weeks it's increased to 225mg. My assessment came out with a high score in the range of severe depression and anxiety . I have previously had time off work due to this , however i'm doing my best to stay at work as i'm only p/t and work with some fab ppl . However i feel like everything is getting too much again , i had gp last wk and i just said all was ok , it wasn't but my child was in the room so couldn't speak ,  Also had my first cbt session today a ' panic workshop ' one , even with them discussing panic attacks makes me feel edgy and haven't been able to shake the feeling off since , i feel like i'm fighting a losing battle and just cant cope. So much has gone on recently , 7yr relationship breakdown / ended . Problems with child behavior , time off work last yr for an op that didn't go to plan ( should of been day surgery - 3 days in hospital , 7.5 wks off work ) moving house , family disagreements ( not to do with me but get dragged in ) Just so much - i don't know what to do , i feel like a whinge if i go back to gp again.

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Anxiety :: Tapering Off With Venlafaxine Slow Release / Liquid?

Started ven  weeks ago as though i may get an improvement. All its done is make me ill. Now starting to taper. Anyone cut/split etc ven slow release? The experts say not to. I am only on 37.5 but i seem to be very sensitive to it indeed. I know there is ven liquid  but seems to be diff to source + quite honestly it is easier shaving off part of a pill.

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Escitalopram :: Sweating With Antidepressant

I used to take an antidepressant SEROPLEX ( escitalopram). I have been sweating excessively for 3 months, very difficult to sweat so much ; my doctor told me the sweating was due to SEROPLEX and I stopped taking this drug 17 days ago: yet , I'm still sweating a lot: is it normal ?

the chemist of the laboratory which sends this drug told me " 17 days is not very long and the secondary effects vary from one people to another"". One week ago I had a blood-exam and also a lung radiography which were normal. My doctor is on vacation in august and I don't know what to do.

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Escitalopram :: Weight Gain

I've been taken escitalopram for 2 years and was shocked to put on over 2 stones in weight !!

This is now becoming an issue for me and therefore decided to come off them.

To anybody that has come off long did it take for your weight to return to normal?

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Escitalopram :: Stopping It - But Very Weepy And Vulnerable

I have been taking escitalopram for over two years they were prescribed for severe panic attacks, i feel i got my life back while taking this drug, but have recently started to reduce the dose on my doctors advise, i have been feeling very weepy, vulnerable and the old feelings are coming back i am down to 5mg every third day but i am frightened i will revert back to how i was and this scares me i wonder if i will ever be able to stop altogether

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Escitalopram :: Antidepressant - Libido Vanished

Feeling a little better taking hrt and 10 mg app citalopram - but almost immediately my libido has vanished - this is devastating. Anyone know a medication that does not interfere with this please? Love to hear your experiences?

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Venlafaxine :: Supplements To Help Venlafaxine Withdrawal

Anyone recommend a supplement to help me calm down and relax, as I'm withdrawing from Venlafaxine and I'm really having a difficult few days!

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Venlafaxine :: Venlafaxine XL - Less Side Effects

I've been on it for years and it's been brilliant. I was tired all the time and it gave me new energy.

The downside is that if you miss a couple of doses the withdrawal side-effects are quite horrendous. Venlafaxine XL (time released ones) are gentler with the side effects than the ordinary ones.

They've definitely worked for me.

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