I increased my venlafaxine dose 3 days ago from 37.5mg to 75mg and now I am feeling really spaced out, tired and unable to concentrate on anything. All I want to do is crawl into bed and sleep. Is this normal for the increased dose? I have been on 37.5mg for 3 months before increasing a few days ago and never had these side effects before. Help?
I went up to 225mg and found myself lazy, not , caring , kind of devoid of empathy so I went back down to 75mg which I stay not doing much for my depression and anxiety but I am accomplishing things and I’m too scared to try on yet another one
Hi, tinsel! This is a "normal" side effect of doubling your dosage and should resolve within just a few days to a week or so. I imagine your doctor increased your dose to put you up into the therapeutic maintenance range.
Hang in there... you'll be better soon!
I was taking venlafaxine 37.5 for like3 yrs & very gradually stopped it in 2016 but was taking 1 pill every other mo. I now had to start July 2 and by 12 day I was tired of not sleeping & anxious. So I did up by only up to half a pill. So that I can slowly up to 75. So I take 37.5 in the am & one half of 37.5 in the evening. & yest afternoon & today I feel good. Yest slept well & no anxiety today. May I ask why you increased it. I stayed on 37.5 bc I was doing fine.
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