I had a serious breakdown 28 years ago and since then have been on an antidepressant. The last ten years on venlafaxine 150XR. I am not really depressed today, maybe slightly, but easily become anxious. My circumstances are not ideal as I have limited financial resources. That puts some stress on my situation.
I am 73 years old with reasonable health although diabetic type II and hypertension (well controlled).
Could I or should I use the venlafaxine for the rest of my life? Withdrawal symptoms just do not seem to warrant weaning off it.
Please advise.