I have suffered with anxiety and depression and obsessional thoughts and insomnia for 20+ years. I have been hospitalised once. I am currently taking venlafaxine it was 225mg This worked for me for years with diazepam when needed. Have recently been suffering again badly and psych has put my venlafaxine to 300mg and now has given me 2.5mg of olanzapine to help with sleep and racing thoughts... Due to my anxiety I am terrified of taking it incase I am like a zombie or have nightmares and I'm scared of weight gain... any positive comments would be greatly appreciated.
I've also suffered from racing thoughts,and obsessive thoughts. My diagnosis is gad,ocd,add,mdd,bipolar mania,and schizo symptoms. I'm on Abilfiy but by n weaned off due to a excessive spending problem we believe to be a side affect from the Abilfiy. Kolonopin, seroquel ,adderall,and zyprexa.your on a low dose,so I wouldn't be to nervous, it has worked great for me,is good with controlling my ocd and obsession for over thinking things.but my racing throughts R controlled more by adderall.R u add,or adhd? Ave u ever been tested?my life has greatly improved since b n put on adderall. I tend to focus on one thing at a time and complete my tasks.
I currently am in the same boat and looking for answers on what I should take. I too am taking venlafaxine but have nothing to take for my insomnia. I have taken Lorazepam in the past and have done the melatonin and tried other sleep aids prescription and otc. Nothing seems to work unless its heavy duty. Just trying to see what might be out there other then the what I have taken in the past. My doctor seems to absolutely clueless and its just irritating as heck I am the one with out the sleep and he doesn't seem to give to shakes. I am going nuts need to try and get more than 3 hours.
I don't have any relief with the venlafaxine what so ever not one ounce. I am glad you are getting something out of it. It helps with my anxiety but not my sleep. But I would like to find something that works with that med.
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