I have been on venlafaxine for about 3years. Started cutting it down as I always believed it didn't suit me and was keeping me anxious. Was doing OK until I got down to 100 mg when one day I awoke feeling high panic. Despite going back to 225g for 4 months, I felt no different.
Saw psychiatrist last week who changed me to sertraline, which is what I wanted. Started yesterday with 50mg and cutting 75mg of venlafaxine, which I do for a week, then100mg sertraline cutting another 75 of venlafaxine. Third week no venlafaxine and 150 of sertraline.
I wonder how long it will be before I start to feel the benefits of sertraline. I was told by the health practitioner that they can take longer to work for anxiety!