Venlafaxine normal dosage

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Avatar f tn I had been on Venlafaxine for a number of years. First, at 75 mg and then eventually down to 32.5 mg. I consulted my doctor and at my request, decided I would discontinue the medication. She suggested I cut my dosage in half every two days. This did not work as I felt very ill and decided to cut dosage every two-three weeks. Three months later, I am off the medication completely. However, ever since I started decreasing the dosage, my mood and emotions have been unsteady, to stay the least.
Avatar n tn 2007 drop the dosage to 75mg. and last month i started 37,5mg. I dropped effexor xr 37,5 mg 4 days ago and i'm having one of the most horrible experiences of my life. It seems a strong flu, nevertheless i have no fever. I feel disoriented and with some balance alterations. i'm always sleepy. but the worst part is that for 4 days i'm not earing well of my right side, this also aggravates my balance and the sensation of electical shocks on the sides of my head and arms.
Avatar m tn I'd started to experience very frightening and vivid dreams, a couple of days after dropping down to the lower dosage, but nothing much else aside from that. After having not taken the lower dosage for one day, the brain zaps started. Ok, not pleasant, but was prepared for those. Now, a week after having stopped totally, I think I must have experienced vivid dreams, or mild hallucinations during the night, pretty much every night this week.
Avatar m tn 5 I have the morning and a normal tablet (-10%) last thing at night. Not sure if I get a drop on dosage due to the normal release tablet.
Avatar f tn I have been on 75 mg of Venlafaxine for about 2 years. I cut the dosage in half for about 2 weeks and them stopped altogether. Unfortunately I didn't do much research before discontinuing so I didn't really know what to expect. I have been experiencing nausea, stomach cramps, loss of appetite, some loss of bladder control, headache, weakness, sleepiness. It has now been about 4 days since I stopped taking the 35.7 mg dose. I would appreciate any advice about treating my symptoms.
Avatar f tn Saw neurologist today who said there was a small palsy there probably brought in by fatigue. He said steriods wouldn't be useful and prescribed me Venlafaxine for the fatigue. Upon reading dosage, instructions etc it looks like it is precribed for anxiety and deepression. Has anyone else been prescribed this for any other reason? I am not depressed or anxious but very fatigued...... Sharon.
Avatar m tn 1 Im looking into a SNRI type of drug which is a primary option for generalized anxiety disorder •Cymbalta (duloxetine) •Effexor (venlafaxine) •Fetzima (levomilnacipran) •Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) family doc put me on 25mcg then 3 days later the endo put me on 75mcg everyone says that was a huge jump
Avatar f tn 62 years old female with a Lipid disorder for 2 years and on Atorvastatin, Using PPI ( Omeprazole or pantoprazole)for chronic gastritis for 3 years and on Venlafaxine 150 mg for 2 years New problem: - very tired for last 6 weeks -weight gain of 9 kg in 1 year - forgetful -Ice cold hands -severe constipation and dry skin and hair Blood work: - mildly elevated iCa and cholesterol -Chronic UTI with no growth on culture, BUN and creatinin elevated -
Avatar f tn My question is, is the mild headache normal, ie a common side effect of this drug. I went from the Paroxetine one day to the Venlafaxine the next day. My doctor never told me to do otherwise. Do these side effects lesson with time, or do I need a lower dosage OR a different medication? Please help. I am confused about which way to go.
Avatar m tn I thought all was getting back to a form of normal, however over the last few weeks, feel like slipping back. I have had no break in dose etc, but feel slipping backwards and getting down + don't know why? Can you build up a resiliance to this drug? Or maybe it is a side effect? I think the GP will say up the dosage, but have been good so not sure why this has happenned? Is this common / anyone else gone through this? Thanks Andy.
Avatar m tn Bit worried about the side effects -weight gain, excessive yawning as well as weaning myself off the prozac as had bad experience with ssri in the past, but only really 3rd Ad used since 1992, as previously built up dosage on seroxat and prozac.
Avatar m tn Lithium and Venlafaxine (Effexor) Now for around 1 and a half years I have been all right; some bad days but no episodes. However, a month ago I recently entered another episode of depression. I work as a writer and have been struggling with my cognitive abilities ever since. My mind is jumbled and though the work is easy I find it impossible. My mood has significantly improved with the help of my physician. Medication has not been changed. But I still cannot think properly..
Avatar f tn Will i ever stop feeling tired all the time i'm taking venlafaxine xr pro longed 75mg in the morning and 75mg in the evening. i have been on them 7 weeks tomorrow was just wondering if these are the signs that they may be starting to work and will go away or will i feel like this all the time i'm on them.
Avatar m tn I had an MRI done and it came back normal. My doctor has me on medication to try and calm down the nerves but i dont have a solid answer to what this could be. My question is is there any way to check serotonin levels? I ask this because i have used Psychedelic drugs about 2 or 3 times and also have used molly and extecy a couple times and ik that stuff messes with your serotonin levels and i was thinking if that has anything to do with it.
Avatar f tn i have no motivation (exept to get off the venlafaxine) not like me at all. I never want to go outside let alone work out. I am down to 1 pill aday of 75mil, I break it in half, take half in the a.m half in late afternoon. I went yesterday afternoon to get beer, but now i think that drinking makes things worse. Does anyone else think that way?
665370 tn?1237087966 Im just curious because some of my older friends are wanting children...but im on lithium, seroquel, venlafaxine, lamotrigine....and thats pretty much it... but obviously it would affect the fetus, but to what extent do you think? Im assuming this would be an odd questiong to ask my psych. I personally think that the lithium would kill the fetus, even though it is a some what low dosage... so this is more or less a curious question...
Avatar m tn You may find that since your still taking the Welbutrin, that the "discontinuation syndrome effect" of the Venlafaxine may be a little less severe for you. Usually by the 3rd or 4th day without taking Venlafaxine is going to be the worst part of the discontinuation syndrome. No telling how long it will last because this effect is different for everyone. Some people get over this effect in a week and others say it sticks around for many weeks.
16615961 tn?1454423687 I'm really not sure about the reference ranges. This was copy/pasted directly from my patient portal. I'm currently on 50 MG of levothyroxine. This was done in July and last week he told me he would not retest bc my last results were "normal." He doubled my dose of venlafaxine to 150mg and Asus he wants to change me to legit mood stabilizers at the end of the month during my next visit.
Avatar n tn If your normal blood pressure is 140/90 mmHg or less, Altace and Norvasc are unnecessary. If your normal LDL Cholesterol is below 159 mg/dl and normal HDL Cholesterol greater than 40 mg/dl, and normal Triglycerides below 199 mg/dl, the Lipitor is unnecessary. If your normal fasting blood glucose level is less than 110 mg/dl, the Metformin in unnecessary. Normal - meaning the measurements prior to starting medication. The figures provided above are high normals.
Avatar f tn I push through the day in a daze until it's time to take my 30mg dose again and don't feel like the normal me, my questions are is this dose to high for me or is this med not working an I need to go back there a different one been on fluoxetine and venlafaxine in the past and it worked but 2nd time round in them both they didn't, what is my next best option to feel back to normal again and to enjoy life, can u go back to my doctor after day 4 and say it's making me feel rubbish and the day is a
Avatar n tn You must be ultra sensitive to Psychotropic meds. The amount of Welbutrin your taking is hardly enough to even produce a response in a small child. Welbutrin takes about 4 to 6 weeks at a theraputic dosage to start working at full effect. Notice I say "theraputic dosage." your dosgae may not even be a theraputic level. I would think about it and ask yourself this question; "am I getting more benifit from taking the drug or less?
2102085 tn?1350870245 I am very irritable all day, but I just feel so sick it is impossible to feel normal. I do have spouts of happiness, but they are few and far between. It gets much worse at night. I lay awake with my head feeling buzzed and dizzy, with all of these thoughts going on all at once. They are loud and random, and I constantly have a song in my head. It is the oddest thing, I feel like I'm losing it! I may attribute this to my OCD...
Avatar m tn I've commenced on 15mg which makes me sleep too excess and remain quite drowsy and mentally cloudy in the morning. Is this normal and will it become less sedating over time even with not increasing the dosage, as i believe leads it to become less sedating.
2110259 tn?1335111572 ) So the only medication I am currently taking is anti-depressants, which is where my question begins… (Sorry for the lengthy intro!) I have been taking venlafaxine for over a year and the dosage has steadily been increased, but my psychiatrist recently wanted to try adding an additional anti-depressant instead of increasing the dose further. For 3 months, I was taking 300mg venlafaxine + 300mg bupropion.
Avatar m tn Hi all, I have some questions regarding Social Anxiety, and using Effexor XR as a treatment. As a kid, I remember being shy and uncomfortable in social situations. I didn't think much of it at the time and assumed as everyone told me, "You're just shy; Nothing wrong with that." But as the years progressed I noticed it started growing and becoming much worse. Around the age of 18 in High School, Grade 11 ..
Avatar f tn Which means, the makers of Effexor wouldn't be raking in the $$$ on effexor anymore because venlafaxine, generic version would be available. The manufacturer of the company (I think it's Lilly) created Cymbalta, a half-fast replica of Effexor (just chemically tweeked a little). In short, basically Cymbalta was created with $$ in mind, not the health and safety of the people that would be treated with the med. Sad I know.
Avatar f tn Its affecting my family life to a point, I want help, I want to be as normal as I can, I want to not want to cry all the time. I have had problems in the past with cutting, nothing I am proud of, and embarressed with the scars they have left - physical and emotional. I have a loving family, I am a mother and girlfriend and want to keep things happy and normal.
Avatar f tn My question this normal? I just upped my dose to 50mg last night. My doc. would like me to keep upping my dose in 25mg increments until I get to 100mg. Then we will re-evaluate when I go see him for my next visit in two weeks. When I take the Quetiapine at night, I get drowsy about an hour and a half later. I fall asleep more easily, and sleep through the night much better than before the started the drug.
Avatar n tn I had become very uncomfortable on that dosage and have changed doctors (long story). In any case he is weaning me off. I am taking the generic Effexor (Venlafaxine Hydorchlorie) 75mg for one week, 37.5mg for one week. At the same time, he has started me on Pristiq 50mg and continue with the Buproprion. My point is that these drugs are so serious that I would never modify dosages or medications without the advice of the doctor. I have to put my trust in them. Good luck...
Avatar n tn A normal MRI helps to exclude a variety of serious neurological conditions. Combined with a normal neurological examination, I think most neurologists could rule out virtually anything serious. Given your age, my guess is that they think PD is very unlikely, even though there may be a genetic factor in about 3 out of 10 cases.