I have been titrating down my diazepam but because of my increase in anxiety episodes have increased my daily intake. I am left feeling disappointed and confused. I had a fervent wish than venlafaxine would end my dependence on diazepam but, so far, the opposite has happened.
James this really is normal when you first start the Venlafaxine for the first 2 weeks it can make your symptoms even worse. be it depression panic attacks or anxiety. then after the 2 weeks, it slowly gets better but it can take all the way up to 6 to 8 weeks to reach the full blood level of the medication where you feel the most benefits. Good luck Chuck1957
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