Ive taken venlafaxine 225mg for 18 months and I've been having severe night sweats, tremors and nightmares, I have to towel myself dry a couple of times a night, is there anything I can do other than changing my Meds?
Hi, Crystal! 225mg/day is the high maximum dose for venlafaxine. You could ask your prescribing doctor about taking a slightly lower dose in hopes of lessening the side effects but you may find it not as effective for your depression/anxiety. Unfortunately the only other options might be a switch to a new medication.
Best regards and good luck to you. Wildcat
Crystal' I can't agree more with wildcat, I was on the same dose as you and when the doctor lowered it to 150mg and added some Wellbutrin I no longer have that problem and I got no side effects but you never know because we are all different. You must talk with your doctor and get this under control. I know just what you're talking about.
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