My wife was just prescribed 37.5mg yesterday to take for 1 week and then will be bumped up to 75mg. My question is does this seem like a particularly low starting dose? She has taken venlafaxine before at 75mg and responded extremely well to it. She was taken off of it severalonths ago and was doing great until the depression returned. Now she's in agony and I'm not sure why the psychiatrist didn't start her at 75mg. Thanks for your advise.
NG10; The doctor started on this dose to help your wife adjust and then they bump it up slowly because if she has not been on it for a while she could start out with different side effects the rest WCV has already answered. But it makes no difference if she has had this before she could react different this time so this is the safest way to go. the first 2 weeks is the hardest part on this medication then any side effects get easier and the doctor well be adjusting the dose within that time period if not before. Good luck
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